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Uploading Files from MacOS to Windows CVM using MRD

Last updated: 2020-03-06 12:05:13

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Scenario

Microsoft Remote Desktop (MRD) is a remote desktop software by Microsoft. This article describes how to use it on MacOS to upload files to a CVM with Windows Server 2012 R2 installed.

Prerequisites

Directions

Obtaining a CVM Public IP

Log in to CVM Console and note down the public IP address of your CVM instance on the instance list page, as shown in the following image:

Uploading Files

  1. Start MRD and click Add Desktop, as shown in the following image:
  2. The Add Desktop window appears. Follow the steps illustrated in the following image to select a folder to upload and establish a connection with your Windows CVM:
    1. In the PC name text field, input your CVM’s public IP.
    2. Click Folders to switch to the folder list view.
    3. Click . In the pop-up window, select the folder to be uploaded.
    4. After you finish, check your list of folders to upload and click Add.
    5. Leave other options as default and complete the process.
      Your entry is saved, as shown in the following image:
  3. Double click the newly added entry. Input your username and password for CVM and click Continue.
    • The default account for the Windows CVM is Administrator.
    • If you choose to log in with random password, please check it in the Message Center.
    • If you have forgotten your password, please reset the instance password.
  4. Click Continue to establish the connection, as shown in the following image:

    If the connection is successful, then the following page appears:
  5. In the bottom-left corner, click then My Computer to see a list of shared folders.
  6. Double click a shared folder to open it. Copy desired local files to another drive on the Windows CVM to complete upload.
    For example, copy a.txt to the C drive on Windows CVM.

Downloading Files

To download files from the Windows CVM to your computer, copy desired files from the CVM to a shared folder.