You can use the Simple Application Server console or Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) in your local Windows operating system to connect to a Windows simple application server. This topic describes how to connect to a Windows server.

Prerequisites

Background information

You can use the Simple Application Server console to connect to a Windows server. For more information, see the Use the Simple Application Server console to connect to a Windows server section of this topic.

You can also use RDC in your local Windows operating system to connect to a Windows server. For more information, see the Use RDC in your local Windows operating system to connect to a Windows server section of this topic.

Use the Simple Application Server console to connect to a Windows server

  1. Log on to the Simple Application Server console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Servers.
  3. Use one of the following methods to connect to a Windows server:
    • On the Servers page, find the server to which you want to connect and click the Connect icon icon in the server card to connect to the server. Connect to a Windows server
    • On the Servers page, click the card of the server to which you want to connect. In the upper-right corner of the Overview page, click Connect. Windows overview
    • On the Servers page, click the card of the server to which you want to connect to go to the Overview page. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Server Maintenance > Connect. Then, click Connect. Overview of Windows remote connection
  4. In the Input connect password dialog box, enter the connection password and click Connect.
  5. Select CTRL+ALT+DELETE from the Send remote command drop-down list.
    If the desktop of the Windows server is not locked, skip this step. ctrl+alt+delete
  6. On the Windows administrator logon page, enter the logon password of the server and press the Enter key.

Use RDC in your local Windows operating system to connect to a Windows server

  1. Use one of the following methods to start RDC in your local Windows operating system:
    • In the Windows desktop task bar, choose Start > Run, enter mstsc, and then click OK.
    • On the Windows desktop, press Win+R, enter mstsc, and then click OK.
  2. In the Remote Desktop Connection dialog box, click Show Options and configure the information of the Windows server.
    You must specify the following parameters and can optionally specify other parameters:
    • Computer: Enter the public IP address of the Windows server.
    • User Name: Enter the default Administrator username of the Windows server.
  3. Click Connect. Then, enter the password that corresponds to the default username and click OK.
  4. The first time you connect to the server, you may receive a certificate error prompt. Select Don't ask me again for connections to this computer and click Yes.
    After you are connected to the Windows server, the Windows remote desktop appears, as shown in the following figure. Windows desktop