How do I connect to my Windows virtual machine via Remote Desktop?

Andrew Porter
Published: 6 April 2020

20i Self-Managed Virtual Private Servers using Windows Server can be accessed using Remote Desktop.

Remote Desktop is available as standard with Windows operating systems.

To connect from a Windows machine to a VPS using a Windows Server install:

  • Via the Windows Start Menu on your local machine, search for Remote Desktop Connection
  • Select Remote Desktop Connection, and you'll be be presented with a dialogue box
  • Within the dialogue box, select Show Options
  • Enter the IP address of the virtual machine within the Computer field
  • Within the username field, enter Administrator
  • Select Connect

From this point, you can manage the VPS with full Administrator privileges.