Launch SQL, Visual Studio Using Remote Desktop App from Windows Phone 8.1

This is pretty useful for anyone that need to connect to their azure virtual machine on the go.


Windows Phone store has now Remote Desktop App, which can be used to connect to any machine in the network. The remote desktop app helps to launch SQL, launch visual studio and even connect to windows server 2012 and do several admin related tasks.

This blog shows how to configure the Remote Desktop for the Azure Machine and launch SQL, VS from the the Remote machine.

Step 1:

Download the Remote desktop app from the Windows Phone Store.

Step 2:

Launch the Remote desktop App from the Phone. When you launch the app all the saved connection will be shown.


Step 3:

Tap the + on the bottom of the screen to add the new connection. Select the Desktop option for adding the new Remote Machine.


Step 4:

General: Gives the option to add machine IP / Name. Enter the machine name ex:

Add Machine

Step 5:

Drop down the credential…

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