How to RDP to Azure Windows Instance

If you’ve deployed one of our Azure marketplace images and want to RDP to it. You can RDP using the username and password that was configured during the deployment.  If however you want to connect using a new username and password, you can by doing the following:


Navigate to the virtual machine within the Azure portal – select Reset Password under the virtual machine properties


Fill in the details on the account you want to create or if you want to reset the password of an existing user account.




Then navigate to the overview properties of the virtual machine and you should now be able to connect to your VM. Click on the connect button and an RDP file will download allowing you to RDP.  If you don’t have the connect button, you can manually RDP using your RDP client on your computer.



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Andrew Fitzgerald

Cloud Solution Architect. Helping customers transform their business to the cloud. 20 years experience working in complex infrastructure environments and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert on everything Cloud.

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