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If you need to obtain access to a remotely located computer, an excellent solution is Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection (RDC). If the remote machine is running and accepting remote connections, you can easily create a Remote Desktop connection. After the connection is established you can use all the functionality of the remote machine to view files, run programs, diagnose problems, or connect USB for remote desktop. This article discusses how to use the Remote Desktop Connection Manager to create and manage sessions.
Multiple computers connected to the same network can be accessed via RDC. It can be used to reach remote machines in your home or office. Businesses make use of Remote Desktop Connection and a virtual private network (VPN) to enable employees to securely connect to computers when working from home.
After completing this procedure, the computer will accept Remote Desktop connections. If you are using Microsoft Defender as your firewall, the operating system will add the necessary rules for Remote Desktop sessions. Third-party firewalls will require you to manually configure the rules.
An alternate method of enabling Remote Desktop connectivity involves using the Windows 10 Settings app.
Once you have enabled Remote Desktop, you can use your local machine to connect with the Remote Desktop connection.
You can change Remote Desktop settings from the tool’s setup screen. The following settings can be modified to suit your requirements.
There is an alternative method that lets you connect to another computer using a Remote Desktop connection on Windows 10 systems. In addition to the Remote Desktop Connection tool, Windows 10 users can connect via the Microsoft Remote Desktop app using the following procedure:
After completing these steps, you can start the app using the Start menu or from within the Microsoft Store. You also have the option of downloading the app’s preview to learn about any new features or enhancements.
Here’s how to connect Remote Desktop sessions with the app using the following steps:
When these steps are completed and you have configured everything properly, you can connect to the remote Windows 10 computer.
Ending the session can be done by simply closing the window. You can also choose the three-dotted menu button in the top-middle of the windows and click the Disconnect button.
You can customize some settings by using the Remote Desktop app to tailor the user experience to your liking.
The settings page of the Remote Desktop lets users modify configuration options, make changes, or correct mistakes in account information. Use the following steps to change the general settings.
These settings enable you to provision user accounts with the plus + button. The newly created accounts can be used in the future to establish connections with remote devices.
The rarely used Gateway option lets you set a gateway server if necessary. Another available option that you may never have the opportunity to use is the Group option, used to save related connections into groups.
Remote connection settings can be changed with the following procedure:
After completing the steps, settings are automatically applied and saved.
These steps allow you to change the Remote Desktop’s session settings:
A preview of a Remote Desktop session can be displayed which can facilitate locating a specific connection.