Connecting to a Windows VM via RDP

    Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is enabled for images of all versions and editions of the Windows operating system prepared for Yandex.Cloud. You can connect to a VM using the RDP protocol when it is running (with the "RUNNING" status).

    To connect using RDP, specify the public IP address or the FQDN of the VM. Access via FQDN is possible from another Yandex.Cloud VM, if it is connected to the same network. You can find out the IP address and FQDN in the management console. Go to the Network section on the virtual machine's page.

    To connect to a VM:

    1. Click Start.
    2. In the search box, enter remote desktop connection and choose Remote Desktop Connection.
    3. In the window Remote Desktop Connection enter the public IP address of the virtual machine to connect to in the Computer field.
    4. Click Connect.
    5. Specify the account settings:
      • User name: Administrator.
      • Password: the password that you set when you created the virtual machine.
    6. Press OK.

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    1. Install and run Microsoft Remote Desktop (free official RDP client for Mac).
    2. Press imageDesktop.
    3. In the Add Desktop dialog enter the public IP address of the virtual machine to connect to in the field PC Name.
    4. In the User Account field select Add User Account.
    5. In the Add User Account dialog specify the account settings:
      • User Name: Administrator.
      • Password: the password that you set when you created the virtual machine.
    6. Press Save twice.
    7. Connect to the remote machine by double-clicking the connection you created in the main Microsoft Remote Desktop window.

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    1. Install Remmina (a free RDP client for Linux) using the commands:

      $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next
      $ sudo apt-get update
      $ sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp
      
    2. Start Remmina.

    3. Click image.

    4. Fill in the Profile block as follows:

      • Name: a name for the connection.
      • Protocol: RDP - Remote Desktop Protocol.
    5. In the Basic tab specify the details for connection and authorization:

      • Server: the public IP address of the virtual machine to connect to.
      • User Name: Administrator.
      • Password: the password that you set when you created the virtual machine.
    6. Click Save.

    7. Connect to the remote machine by double-clicking the connection you created in the quick access connection list.

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