Windows 10 - Remote Access

Remote Desktop is a feature that allows you to access another computer on a remote location from your computer.

Allowing Remote Access to your Computer

To use Remote Access, the remote computer must be configured first to accept remote connections. This setting is turned off by default to avoid unwanted connections, but to turn it on, follow these steps −

Step 1 − Open the Control Panel by searching for it in the Search bar.

Control Panel

Step 2 − After the Control Panel is open, choose System.

System Icon

Step 3 − In the System window, note the “Computer Name”; you’ll need it later.

Computer Name

Step 4 − After that, click the “Change settings” link to open the System Properties window.

Step 5 − In the System Properties window, you can review the “Computer Name” again, and then click on the Remote tab.

Remote Tab

Step 6 − In the Remote tab, select the option that reads “Allow Remote connection to this computer”.

Allow Remote Connection

Step 7 − After selecting the appropriate option, make sure you click Apply or OK to save your changes. This will allow other users to access your computer remotely.

Use Remote Desktop to access another Computer

Now that you’ve ensured that the remote computer will allow your connection, follow these steps to access it remotely.

Step 1 − Open the Remote Desktop Connection window by searching for it in the Taskbar.

Remote Desktop

Step 2 − On the Remote Desktop Connection window, type the name of the computer you want to access and click Connect.

Remote Desktop Connection

Step 3 − After this, you will see the Desktop of the remote computer appear, allowing you to work in it.