In this tutorial, we will show you how to connect to your VPS using Remote Desktop Program (RDP) from Windows 8.
Windows Remote Desktop Program has been integrated into all Windows versions from XP on so you don't need to install any additional programs.
After completing payment and activating your DigitalForex VPS you will receive an email. You need to take note of the following:
- Your DigitalForex VPS/Server IP address (IP:port),
- Username and Password.
On your Windows 8 system, let's start by clicking on the Start menu:
In the Start menu, please start typing Remote Desktop Program and press [Enter]:
You should be presented with Remote Desktop Program. Now, please click on Show Options:
We will look into some settings first:
Go to Display tab. Here you can set the resolution for your RDP connection:
In the next tab, Local Resources, you can share your Clipboard (so you can Copy/Paste between your local machine and VPS):
If you click on the More, you can also share your local disk so you will have the ability to copy files to/from your VPS:
Now let's go back to the General tab. …We recommend checking Allow me to save credentials box so you won't need to enter your VPS password next time. …Enter your VPS IP address (IP:port) and username in the fields below you received in your email then click Connect:
You will be asked accept DigitalForex VPS certificate. Please check the box for Don't ask me again for connections to this computer and click on Yes:
You should now be presented with a Windows Desktop with a gray background. This is your VPS desktop!