For the benefit of searchers, I had an issue where my RDP details (I'd saved the details locally) stopped working after a stop/start/reboot.
The problem was the IP address of the VM had changed!
Because I'd saved the details of my RDP, any new downloads of the RDP file didn't bring in the new IP address for some reason.
In the 'Overview' section of the VM on the Azure Portal, check the IP address. If you open the RDP file in notepad, you can see the IP it's trying to use. In my case, they were different (though that file had definitely worked before!).
Instead of using the downloaded RDP file, from my PC I did:
- Start > "Remote Desktop"
- Enter the new IP (from the overview section in Azure) followed by a colon, followed by the port e.g.
Connect. (If you get asked for a username/password, you've found the server.)
- Go to
More choices >
Use a different account
.\myusername, then the password in the password box.