6.6.2. Logging in to Windows Virtual Machines with Remote Desktop (RDP)

You can use the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to log in to Windows virtual machines, if remote access has been enabled on the virtual machine.

To log in to a virtual machine using RDP:

  1. On the Virtual Machines tab select a running virtual machine.
    The Details Pane displays.
  2. Click the down arrow on the Console button and select the RDP option or click the RDP option from the right-click menu.
    The RDP Windows login screen of the virtual machine displays.
  3. Enter your username and password, and click OK. You are logged on to the virtual machine.
  4. Install/uninstall applications and make the required changes to settings, if needed. If you wish, you can use the virtual machine to create a template. Refer Chapter 7, Templates.
  5. Shut down the virtual machine, or log out according to instructions specific to the Windows operating system.