Remote Desktop Connection Broken

July 20, 2014 3.9k views

Hello guys,
So 2-3 hours ago I bought from here a Droplet, and after I got all the details, I was trying to connect to the VPS Computer, using Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 7 Professional. And I came across this problem:

I’ve been told to follow this tutorial:

But I don’t really understand anything of it.

Please help, as I don’t want my money going to waste ;(
Thanks a lot!

1 Answer

Follow How To Use SSH Keys with PuTTY on DigitalOcean Droplets (Windows users).

Then, spin up a new Ubuntu 12.04 droplet (preferably 1GB+ since you’re going run a desktop environment), and follow these tutorials to configure your it:

Finally, make sure you disable SSH password login (you will only be able to use your SSH key to log in, which is much more secure):

sudo sed -i 's/PermitRootLogin yes/PermitRootLogin without-password/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
sudo service ssh restart looks like an error on your end. I’m not sure what might be causing it, but try googling it.

Let us know how it goes! :)

by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial covers how to login with root, how to change the root password, how to create a new user, how to give the new user root privileges, how to change the port, and how to disable root login in. This tutorial is written for Ubuntu. When you first create your server, this tutorial explains the first steps you need to take. This tutorial is written for Ubuntu 12.04.
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