How to connect to a Windows VPS from Linux?

To connect to a Windows-based VPS (virtual private service, remote host) from a Linux-based machine (local machine) you need to use Remmina.

In default Ubuntu layout, this free built-in tool is located under the ‘Show applications’ button in the left bottom corner.

For the purpose of this guide, we will assume that you will be using your new VPS regularly and that you want to save the connection settings for future use.

Therefore, once you have launched Remmina, click on the plus sign to create a new connection profile.

The welcome email contains all the information you need: server IP, login (by default, it always is ‘Administrator’) and password.

If you have not received the email, be sure to check your spam folder.

Once you have entered this information and gave your new connection a name, the profile should look like this:

Make sure to check the checkbox ‘Use client resolution’ and set the color depth to True color (24bit).

Then hit either ‘Save’ to exit without connecting or ‘Save and Connect’ to connect to your new VPS immediately.

When you connect for the first time and get the following message, click ‘OK’ to proceed.

If all went well, you are now connected!