Using PuTTY to connect to a Server

Download the latest version of putty from here: Download
Once the file is downloaded, move the downloaded file (putty.exe) to a permanent location, such as your desktop.

NOTE: that this is not a program that you ‘install’.  It runs directly from whatever location you put it in.

Run putty.. it should look like this:
In the “Host Name (or IP address)” field, enter the hostname or IP of the server you would like to connect to and click on Open.
You will then be prompted for your server username and password  via the terminal window.
Once authenticated you will be able to run commands on the remote system via the terminal window.
When your done on the server, end your session by typing ‘exit’, then press Enter.
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