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Connecting to VMware virtual machines using the Windows Remote Desktop utility

Morning, folks!

We are continuing the video uploads that we discussed in this post yesterday.

Note: This video is one of the more “basic-in-nature” topics.

If you are an experienced and seasoned computing and virtualization veteran then this video will probably not be of much interest to you; however, there is always someone out there that can always use an extra helping hand. Also, as one of our goals and missions is to ensure that as many of the articles as possible within the VMware Support Knowledge Base are enhanced with tutorial videos, this video brings us one step closer to that goal!

In the first of our video tutorials for your viewing pleasure today, we will discuss and demonstrate connecting to VMware virtual machines running a Windows-based operating system using the Windows Remote Desktop utility.

As the Windows operating system installed inside of a VMware virtual machine behaves in the same way as it would if it were installed on a physical machine, you can connect to the Windows operating system remotely using the Windows RDP utility.

To connect to your virtual machines via RDP, you need to ensure that your virtual machine is configured correctly and is accessible on your physical network. Your virtual machine must be connected to your physical network via either a Bridged or a NAT connection.

For more information, see VMware Knowledge Base article Connecting to VMware virtual machines using the Windows Remote Desktop utility (1018809).

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