You can access your Windows Platform Server (e.g.: Windows Server 2008 (R2), Windows Server 2012) using Remote Desktop.
Using Windows Platform
1) You can access your server using the available services in all Windows operating system. Press “Windows Logo” + “R” to open the “Run” window.
2) Type mstsc.exe to run Remote Desktop Connection application.
3) Type in the IP address of your Windows server and press “Connect”. You will need to login with your server’s username and password to gain access to your Windows Server.
Using Linux Platform
1) You can access your Windows Server using rdesktop. Install rdesktop by running the command below in your terminal.
apt-get install rdesktop
yum install rdesktop
2) Once the installation is complete, you can use rdesktop in your terminal by typing and running the following command. Login with your username and password to gain access to your Windows Server.
rdesktop IP-Address-Here -u UserName-Here -p –
e.g. # rdesktop 192.168.1.1 -u ipserverone -p –
Using Mac OS Platform
1) You can use Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac to access your Windows Server from Mac OS. Download the software here.
2) Install and run the application. Type your server’s IP address into the bar and press “Connect”.
3) Login with your username and password to gain access to your Windows Server.