Looking to access cloud desktop on your Windows desktop?
Just follow our 3-step instructions below and you’re good to go.
Getting started with Cloud Desktop
What will you need?
Please refer to out email with subject line “Welcome email.” This email has important information for your easy access to Cloud Desktop.
- Desktop Name/RDP Host Name/IP
1. Internet-connected Windows computer
Of course, you will need a good internet connection for accessing the Cloud Desktop. After that, accessing the Cloud Desktop is as easy as accessing a secure website that requires a username and password. Your Cloud Desktop appears in a separate window that looks like your regular desktop. You can minimize and maximize the tabs to go back and forth between your Cloud Desktop and regular desktop.
2. Latest Microsoft Remote Desktop software
This is the tool through which you will access your Cloud Desktop, just as web browser is a tool required to browse the internet.
In Mac computers, you can download the software from App Store. All you need to do is type “Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection” in the App Store search bar. Don’t worry, we have covered it in our instructions later.
3. Your credentials provided in the welcome email from Apps4Rent
Please refer to our email with subject line “Welcome Email.” This email has an important
information for your easy access to Cloud Desktop. Please keep this information safe:
- Desktop Name/RDP Host Name/IP
We have provided you the credentials to login to your cloud desktop. Now you have all the information that you need, let’s get started.
Let’s take an example with the following information:
- Desktop Name/RDP Host Name/IP: computer.fabrikam.com
- Username: administrator
- Password: 123456
We have provided you the credentials to login to your cloud desktop. Now you have all the information, let’s get started.
Step 1: Find Your Remote Desktop
In the search option in the bottom-left corner of your Windows 10 screen, type “Remote Desktop Connection.”
Try it: Select Search > Remote Desktop Connection, In the results, select the option “Remote Desktop Connection.”
Step 2: Enter Your Cloud Computer Address
After you click “Remote Desktop Connection,” a pop-up form appears on your screen. It looks like this:
Here you will enter Desktop Name that is provided to you in the welcome email. The Desktop Name is also known as “RDP Host Name.”
Here, you can also enter the IP address instead of Desktop Name. But we recommend entering the Desktop Name.
After entering the Desktop name, click the “Connect” button.
Note: In Step 2, we recommend typing Desktop Name instead of IP address because of the reason that you can get the below pop-up:
Step 3: Type Your Username/Password
Once you are done with the Step 2, another pop-up will appear on your screen. It looks like this:
Here, you will type of Username that is provided by us. In the Password box, type the Password which is provided by us. Click “OK” once you have entered username and password.
You have setup your Cloud Desktop. You can use it anywhere, anytime and enjoy the full benefits of your favorite accounting software.
Are you still facing a problem? If you want a 15-minute training session with our expert, please write to us.