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How do I install Windows on my VPS?

When ordering, you can choose Windows as the operating system from the VPS X8/G8. If this is not selected when ordering, you can install it afterwards:

Enter your password and then click on Reinstall.
All existing data will be lost after this operation!

Set up Windows correctly

After installing Windows, it is not yet fully set up. You cannot directly connect via Remote Desktop.

Go to your VPS on the VPS panel or in the customer panel. Click on Settings, VNC. And click Launch HTML 5 VNC Client.

Now you are connected to your VPS with VNC.
To log in it is necessary to press CTRL ALT DEL. This can be done via the VNC Client:

Is the password not working? Then set it up again with the VPS panel. After resetting, the VPS must be shut down and restarted.

Windows license

If you have your own Windows license, set it up. If you want to use the Evaluation of Windows 2016, you can do so in the following way.

Click on the Windows logo at the bottom left and search for powershell
In powershell, type slmgr -rearm and press ENTER
This starts a 180-day evaluation period. When this period ends, you can extend it 4 more times with the same assignment.

Restart the VPS
Windows now has a 180-day trial period!

Enable remote desktop

Log in to your VPS with a VNC connection.
Open the Server Manager in Windows
Click on Local Server
Click the blue text Disabled next to Remote Desktop.
In the new window, check the option Allow remote connections to this computer and click OK.

Remote Desktop is now enabled!

Windows Remote Desktop

Search in the Windows of your PC Remote desktop. Or Remote Desktop. This allows you to easily connect to your VPS.
Fill in all the information needed to connect. Enter the IP address of your VPS after Computer:. The username is always Administrator.

Do you get an error when connecting? Then it may be that Remote desktop is not enabled yet.

Updating Windows

It is convenient and safer to update Windows to the latest version.

Go to Settings
Search for Update & Security
And click on Install updates (This can also be something else, like: Check for updates.)
The installation can take a while, you will often be asked to restart your VPS after all updates have been installed.

Everything worked out? If you have any questions, let us know!

Updated on: 08/08/2022

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