To log on to a virtual machine running Windows Server, use the Connect button in the Management Portal to start a Remote Desktop Connection. (For Linux VMs, see How to Log on to a Virtual Machine Running Linux.)
If you need to reset the user name or password, or reset RDP in the virtual machine, see How to Reset a Password or the Remote Desktop Service for Windows Virtual Machines. For detailed troubleshooting steps, see Troubleshoot Remote Desktop connections to a Windows-based Azure Virtual Machine.
If you haven't already done so, sign in to the Azure Management Portal.
Click Virtual Machines, and then select the appropriate virtual machine.
On the command bar, click Connect.
Click Open to use the Remote Desktop Protocol file that's automatically created for the virtual machine.
Click Connect to continue.
Type the credentials for the administrative account on the virtual machine, and then click OK.
In most cases, you'll use the user name and password that was specified when the virtual machine was created. Check the user name to make sure it has the correct domain information:
Click Yes to verify the identity of the virtual machine.
You can now work with the virtual machine remotely.
If you cannot log on to the virtual machine, see How to Reset a Password or the Remote Desktop Service for Windows Virtual Machines.