Remote access to Windows server

After completing the cooperation with Microsoft Windows, we no longer offer our pre-installed solutions, but the customer must obtain their own license and install the operating system on a VPS or dedicated server using their own. The following instructions will help you with this – Installation of Windows Server with Virtio

If you installed Windows on virtual or dedicated servers it can be managed in two basic ways:

  • Remote Desktop (RDP, Terminal Services) – the usual method of Windows server administration, distant (remote) login to the desktop
  • KVM – =distant access to the monitor, keyboard, and mouse of the server. It works independently of the operating system and is often used for emergency situations (eg. during the operation system crash, network configuration error) and for booting and installing from CD / DVD

Remote Desktop (RDP)

Windows systems are remotely managed via the RDP protocol by using the Access to Remote Desktop program. This program is a standard part of every Windows OS. The regular log-in details of Windows users are used for log-in, for example via the Administrator user.

To access the RDP use the classic tool Start > All Programs > Accessories > Remote Desktop Connection, enter the IP address of your server, use the Administrator user and password (see the e-mail about the server establishment).

Licence to use RDP

RDP is free to use for server administration (installation and configuration of software, maintenance, etc.). However, if you want to use Remote Desktop for routine work (eg. remote access to office applications), you must purchase a license.

RDP Licence depends on the number of physical users, for example, for each employee who will access the server remotely, you need a license.

KVM (VNC)

KVM (Keyboard-Video-Mouse) is the generic name of the technology for remote access to monitor, keyboard and mouse. Such access does not depend on the operating system, so it works even when the operating system has crashed. You can also boot the system from CD/DVD, manage BIOS etc.

VNC is a specific protocol that allows the remote access.

Access via VNC is not intended for daily use, but mainly for dealing with emergency situations in the failure of the operating system or to install an operating system from the CD/DVD. For routine management use RDP.