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How to Connect Windows Remote Desktop?

Connection / April 7, 2022

Screenshot of the instance creation window with the required options setYou can use RDP to connect to a Windows instance and start a remote desktop session. This process allows you to interact with the Windows desktop remotely. Alternatively, you can .

Connect to the remote desktop on Windows instances using one of the following methods:

  • If you use the Chrome browser, you can connect through the extension from Fusion Labs. This extension allows you to connect through the Cloud Platform Console.
  • Download the RDP file and manually connect through the Windows Remote Desktop Connection client or a third-party client.

Screenshot of the instance creation window with the required options set Console

  1. Go to the VM instances page in the in the Cloud Platform Console.
  2. Click the RDP button next to the instance that you want to connect to. A new browser window opens with the extension.
  3. Enter your username and password. If this is your first time connecting to this instance, or if you have forgotten your password, read the documentation for Creating passwords for Windows instances.
  4. Click OK to connect.

Connect through an RDP client

  1. Install an RDP client. If you don't have a preference, install the extension.
  2. Get your Windows instance's external IP. Go to the VM instances page in the Cloud Platform Console or run gcloud compute instances list to see a list of your instances with their External IP values.

Source: cloud.google.com