Sometimes circumstances arise leading to the need for a fresh clean start on your server instance. The guide below will show you how to rebuild your Windows server. This guide can also be used if you decide you’d like to switch from one version Windows Server to another.
How To Reinstall The Operating System On Your Cloud VPS
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Step One: Login to your client area, and navigate through to the Cloud Portal
Step Two: On the resulting page, click through the Servers Drop down menu to the Instances tab to manage your existing server instances:
Step Three: Select the VPS you’d like to rebuild by clicking on Actions -> Advanced
Step Four: Click on the blue Actions drop down menu, and then choose Reinstall
Step Five: From here, you will just choose the OS you wish to reinstall with. With Windows Server, you can change the drop down to the specific version of Windows Server that you would like to use.
Step Six: It will start wiping the virtual hard drive and installing the default Windows image you chose above. This shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to rebuild. The cloud portal will keep you updated as it goes through the Reinstallation process.
Step Seven: Once the process has finished, you will be resent an email that will contain the login credentials to access the server via RDP.
- How To Connect To Your Server From A Windows OS Via RDP – A guide that describes how to connect to your Windows VPS using Remote Desktop Connection on Windows.
- How To Change The RDP Port In Windows – A brief guide that goes through the process of changing the port that Windows is listening on for RDP to increase security.
- Choosing Your Windows OS Version – A guide that can help you in deciding which Windows Server version will be best for you.
- Change Windows VPS Password – Well written guide on how you can change the password for your Windows VPS.
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