- [Instructor] We've created a virtual machine that runs Windows Server 2016. But if we want to manage that virtual machine and actually log onto it and connect to it and be able to perform various administrative tasks using this virtual machine, well, we need to have access directly into that operating system. There're a couple of ways of doing that but probably the most common way and the simplest way to manage this virtual machine is going to be to establish a remote desktop connection to that virtual machine. So, when we created that virtual machine, it automatically was set with a remote desktop endpoint.
So, this machine is essentially a remote desktop server that we can connect to and it has an IP address that we can connect to as well. In order to connect to it, we're going to simply click on that connect icon and we see that we have a remote desktop protocol file that is ready to be opened. So, this is a .rdp file, for remote desktop protocol, and this file will actually open up the remote desktop client and I'm going to click on connect.
You'll note here that the IP address is the same IP address that is the remote IP address of that server. I'm actually connecting to that IP address through the internet, so this is a remote desktop connection that is using a public IP address, so we are connecting over the internet. Then it asks me for the username and password. Now, you'll remember that when we created the virtual machine, we specified a username and password at the moment of creation. And I'm just reiterating that username and password.
I'm going to click on OK. Then it's asking me if I trust this connection and I'm going to say yes and it's establishing a remote desktop connection to that server and logging me onto the server. Now, you see this is the first time I'm logging on, so it's creating a user profile for me on this machine and you'll note here the IP address of the machine that I'm connecting to and this is a server that is running now Windows Server. It's telling me that I need to configure networking on this machine.
I probably will have to configure all of the server settings, Internet Explorer as if this is the first time that I'm connecting to this machine. But this machine is now a fully functional server with its own resources and it can be managed and accessed using our remote desktop protocol and connecting to its public IP address.
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