How to RDP into your Windows Server from a Mac

How Do I Connect to Windows Server from a Mac?

This guide will walk you through how to use Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect your Mac with a Windows Cloud or Dedicated server.

Note: If you’re unable to login please contact our support department for assistance.


  1. Open the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client by heading to Launchpad > Type in the search bar “Remote”
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Showing how to select the Remote Desktop application from the Mac Launchpad


  1. Select New


Showing how to create a new Remote Desktop connection on a Mac


  1. Name the connection
  2. Enter the IP address in the PC name field
  3. Enter administrator for the username
  4. Enter the password
  5. Close the Window


Showing the Editing Remote Desktops interface on a Mac


  1. Under My Desktops select the remote desktop that you’d like to connect to
  2. Click Start


Showing how to start a remote desktop session on a Mac


If the information was entered correctly you should now be able to connect to the remote server!


Note: Your login credentials will be sent from Hostwinds in the Welcome email


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