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How to Connect to a Virtual Machine or Service Instance by Using Remote Access

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - App Controller, System Center 2012 R2 App Controller, System Center 2012 SP1 - App Controller

This section describes how to access a virtual machine or service instance by using the RDP Protocol. This functionality is available only if RDP has been enabled. For VMM virtual machines, RDP is configured in the operating system; for Windows Azure instances, it is configured in the service configuration for the role.

To connect to a virtual machine

  1. On the Virtual Machines page, select a virtual machine to which you want remote access.

  2. Click Remote Desktop.

  3. Open the downloaded RDP file to gain access.

  4. In the Diagram view, right-click the virtual machine and select Remote Desktop.

  5. Open the downloaded RDP file to gain access.

To connect to a Windows Azure service instance

  1. On the Services page, select a Windows Azure service to which you want remote access.

  2. In the Diagram view, right-click the role and select Remote Desktop.

  3. Open the downloaded RDP file to gain access.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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