Connecting to the Server via RDP

The procedure for connecting to a server with Windows via RDP (remote desktop) depends on what OS is installed on your computer.


  1. Click Start-Run or the combination Win+R, enter mstsc and click OK01
  2. In the dialog box in the Computer field, enter the IP address of the server02
  3. In the same dialog box, click Options - Local resources tab - Details - mark the disks that will be connected to the server for data transfer.03
  4. Press the OK button, then the Connect button
  5. In the authorization dialog box, enter the username and password (by default, the username is administrator or user)
  6. You can work with programs and files in the same way as on a regular computer.

NOTE. It is not recommended to change the firewall settings, and install third-party anti-virus software. This can cause blocking of the connection due to poor compatibility of such software with the Windows operating system.


macOS/Android do not have built-in utilities for RDP connection by default. Therefore, you should install Microsoft Remote Desktop (a free utility) first. Then follow these steps:

  1. After starting the program, create a new connection (New button)
  2. Specify the name of the current connection (the Connection name field)
  3. Enter your username and password
  4. Click Redirection to connect the drives to the server


There is no official remote desktop utility from Microsoft for Linux.

You can use alternative utilities FreeRDP, rdesktop (as well as graphical shells Remmina, Vinagre, KRDC).