Hello friends, in this opportunity, I am going to talk about the use of the remote desktop in Windows 10, and how to configure it correctly. First, let is define what is the remote desktop. The connection via Remote Desktop will allow us to the centralization of the applications on a host system. It will access other customers to use these resources remotely as if it is physically on the host computer. This can be helpful when we have a problem and we do not know how to fix it, but someone outside can do it. Also, if we manage a set of computers and we want to configure them from a single terminal. The possibility of using this feature of the remote desktop has been present from earlier versions of Windows, even from XP. So Windows 10 was not going to be the exception, this is called Remote Desktop. So, let’s enable and use remote desktop in Windows 10.

Enabling the Remote Desktop

To use the Remote Desktop we nee follow two steps. In the first place, configure the PC that we want to remotely control. Next, connect to it from the device from which we will control one or more computers. The remote desktop option is disabled by default in Windows 10, but we can enable it easily. Press the key combination “Windows +I” to open Windows Settings.

Entering to Windows Settings
Entering to Windows Settings

Now we need to press on the first icon corresponding to System. Then, go to the option Remote Desktop on the left side menu. Please click on it, in order to open the menu. Next, activate the Enable Remote Desktop option.

Enabling Remote Desktop
Enabling Remote Desktop

Once we activate the Enable Remote Desktop option, a confirmation window will appear. Press confirm to continue the process.

Please confirm to continue
Please confirm to continue

Then, two extra options will appear: Keep my computer awake for connections when it is plugged in. Using this option, we will be able to set a timeout for turning off the display on the server computer. Make my pc discoverable on private networks to enable automatic connection from a remote device. By clicking on the option, we will open the Advanced Settings. Once there, enable the permission to according to the type of networks we want access to our system. In addition, we can also activate public networks and all kinds of them.

Remote Desktop menu
Remote Desktop menu

Starting the remote desktop

Once the configuration is complete, we just need to start the remote desktop app on the client PC. To do this, type remote in the search bar.

Then the menu will appear, please enter the name of the system you want to access. Just press connect to start the connection.

On the next screen, enter the password for the system you want to connect. You can choose if you want to be remembered. So, press OK and the connection will start.

Enter the credentials
Enter the credentials

Once we have entered the credentials, the communication will start and we will be able to control the remote computer.

Remote Desktop running
Remote Desktop running

All right, we’ve seen how to activate the remote desktop. Also, how to connect to another computer using this function. This is a very interesting feature when requesting help from another computer. This has been all for now. Please check out our article about how to create and restore a system image backup. Also, if you want to know the latest technology, please join our telegram channel.

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