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How to connect from Windows 8

In this tutorial we will show you how to connect to your VPS using Remote Desktop Program (RDP) from Windows 8.

If you are using other device/system please search our Knowledge Base to find appropriate tutorial for your system.

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 VPS/Server you will receive an email. You need to take note of the following:

  • Your VPS/Server IP address (IP:port),
  • Username and Password.

On your Windows 8 system, let's start by clicking on the Start menu:

Windows 8 RDP 01


In the Start menu please start typing Remote Desktop Program and press [Enter]:

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You should be presented with Remote Desktop Program. Now, please click on Show Options:

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We will look into some settings first:

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Go to Display tab. Here you can set the resolution for your RDP connection:

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In the next tab, Local Resources, you can share your Clipboard (so you can Copy/Paste between your local machine and VPS):

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If you click on the More, you can also share your local disk so you will have ability to copy files to/from your VPS:

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Now let's go back to General tab. 
We recommend to check 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:

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You will be asked accept VPS certificate. 
Please check the box for Don't ask me again for connections to this computer and click on Yes:

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You should now be presented with a Windows Desktop - this is your VPS desktop:

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