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Azure RDP

Overview

 

RDP directly into an Azure role instance without having to use the Azure Management Console (https://windows.azure.com).

 

Settings

 

1. Enable Azure RDP access by following these instructions: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/gg443832.aspx

 

2. Open the Azure Management Console (https://windows.azure.com) and select the deployment you would like to connect to. You'll need the DNS name (Computer), Role Name & Role IDs.

 

3. Create a new RDP session with the following values:

 

Computer: Azure DNS (the name of the Azure Role deployment)

Role Name: Azure role name

ID: The azure role ID (if you have 8 instances running, then 0 - 7 are the IDs)

 

Troubleshooting

 

Is RDP access configured in your Azure account?

 

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/gg443832.aspx