Admin Connection to a VM Instance

Learn how to easily access your servers anytime with RDP.

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Written by Reisbel Machado
Updated over a week ago

After launching your Deployment to Google Cloud, you will be able to connect to your new VM instances through RDP. The first step of this process is to reset your Domain Admin credentials for your account in CAS. You can find the steps here then continue the process below.

The next step in accessing your VM Instances is to make sure that they are powered on. To power on your VM Instance, login to and navigate to Cloud Desktops → VM Instances

In the VM Instances module, check the box for the VM you would like to power on, and then click Start

Give the VM Instance about 5-10 minutes to initialize, and then click on the VM

Instance that you would like to access

Click on Connect

After clicking on Connect, a pre-configured RDP file named after your server will be saved to your default Downloads folder.

💡IMPORTANT: If you enabled RD Gateway for the deployment, all the connections including the admin connection will be redirected through the gateway. The RDP file that you downloaded is already configured with the gateway information.

Double-click the file and accept the initial pop-up message

Once you agree to connect, you will automatically logged into the server that corresponds with the downloaded RDP file.

You can save the RDP file and use it to connect to the server from now on.


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