- 1If you are running Windows Vista, Window 7, or Windows Server 2008, the Remote Desktop Connection can be found at ‘Start,’ ‘All Programs,’ ‘Accessories,’ ‘Remote Desktop Connection.’
- 2If you are using Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, it can be found at ‘Start,’ ‘All Programs,’ ‘Accessories,’ ‘Communications,’ ‘Remote Desktop Connection.
- 3To log in to a Virtual Terminal Server, launch the Remote Desktop Connection.
- 4In the computer field, enter the IP address of your Virtual Terminal Server. ( The IP address is emailed to the primary contact on the account after the server has been provisioned.)
- 5Click on the ‘Options’ button.
- 6Click on ‘Local Resources’ tab.
- 7Make sure the ‘Printers’ option has a check mark then click on ‘More'.
- 8Make sure the ‘Drives’ option has a check mark in it, then click on the ‘OK’ button.
- 9Click on the ‘General’ tab then click on the ‘Save As’ button.
- 10Select the desktop. In the file name field type in a friendly name then click on ‘Save.’
- 11Click on the ‘Connect’ button to connect to your Virtual Terminal Server.
- (You may receive a security warning when connecting to the Virtual Terminal Server for the first time. If this happens, put a check mark in the ‘Don’t ask again’ option and click on the ‘Connect’ button.)
- 12Enter your username and password and click ‘OK.’ (For security purposes it is not recommended to put a check mark in the ‘Remember my credentials’ option. If a security message comes up, put a check mark in the ‘Don’t ask me again’ option and click on the ‘Yes’ button.)
- After connecting to the Virtual Terminal Server, the connection bar will appear at the top of the screen. The connection bar can be used to minimize, maximize, or close the Remote Desktop Connection Client windows.
- The connection bar can be permanently pinned to the top of the screen or unpinned to ‘Auto Hide.’ When not pinned at the top of the screen, the connection bar will automatically disappear and will reappear when the mouse is moved into the area at the top of the screen.
- 13Clicking on the ‘X’ in the connection bar will close the Remote Desktop Connection but it will keep the session logged in and all open applications running on the Virtual Terminal Server.
- 14To close the all applications and log out of the Virtual Terminal Server, use ‘Start’ ‘Log Off.’
How to Login to a Terminal Server with Remote Desktop Client