How To Access Remote Desktop – 5 Easy Ways (Updated Guide for 2022)

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Below you can find out 5 different methods to access remote desktop,

Method 1 – How To Easily Set Up Remote Desktop On Windows 10

On windows 10 setting up remote desktop is fairly straightforward but before we get started before really wasting your time. You need to know this important information you can only connect to windows 10 computers that are running windows 10. Professional or higher this means you can only connect to windows 10 pro windows 10 enterprise the server additions and. So on additionally the computer should both be on the same network so if theyre both on the same wi-fi.

That should work if you dont have windows 10 pro or higher dont worry about it just yet in a. Different video im going to show you how to connect to other pcs by using other apps and you dont. Have to be on a c network so it means you at work you can connect your pc as long. As you have an internet connection alright now that we are done with this lets get straight to the point. The first thing you have to do is to enable remote desktop on the computer you are about to connect.

To so lets say im going to connect this computer then im going to enable remote desktop to do that. Click the start button and then type remote desktop settings in the search field and then from the search results. Select remote desktop settings and now talk about this switch to enable remote desktop but one thing you will need. Is the name of this pc because once you go to the other computer to connect to it its going. To ask you for its name that is the name of the pc you just enabled remote desktop on to.

Find out the name click the start button and then type computer name and then from there you will see. From the search results it allows you to view the name of your pc something else you can do you. Can right click the start button thats right right click and then select system from the list and under device. Specifications and device name you should now see the name of your pc all right so now take note of. It and now go to another windows 10 pc to connect to this one since you now have the name.

Okay on the other windows we see that you are now on click the start button and then type remote. Desktop in the search field and then select remote desktop connection from the search results and now enter the name. Of the computer you are about to connect to so hopefully you took note of it and now you dont. Have to go back to the other computer again okay now im going to enter the name and im going. To click connect and now its going to ask you for just no info such as the username and password.

And then from there you can connect and there you go as you can see i am now connected via. Remote desktop so definitely for more simple straightforward windows 10 tutorials like this please subscribe and thanks for watching.

Method 2 – Windows 10 – How To Set Up Remote Desktop Connection

Hey hows it going everyone in this video here you are going to find out how to set up your. Desktop connection on windows 10 doing this is simple and straightforward but to do this there are two things you. Need to take into consideration first the computer you are going to connect to second the computer you are actually. Using first make sure that the computer you about to connect to allows remote connections so to do that to.

Unable remote connections go to the start button at the bottom left corner of the screen so go to the. Computer you are going to connect to to the pc youre going to connect to and then from there go. To your start button at the bottom left corner of the screen right here and then youre going to right. Click it and then youre going to click where it says system ok and so it should take you to. This screen right here alright now go to the left side of the screen and click where it says advanced.

System settings right here ok so now go to the tab that says remote right here and then make sure. These options are enabled by default you are disabled so make sure this is enabled allow remote assistant connection to. This computer and go down right here and make sure you choose this option allow the more connection to this. Computer now dont check this make sure this is not checked the one that says allow connections only from computers. Running remote desktop with network level authentication the reason is even though its more secure but it limits how you.

Connect through windows desktop the windows we threw in more desktop so dont choose this option right here so after. Doing all of that click apply and then click ok alright so now the computer you are about to connect. To is all set up and now you can remotely connect to it well now how do we do that. Well now go to your computer go to your main computer and then now you are going to open the. Emu desktop app so to do that click the start button right here and then just type emu desktop and.

Here it is remote desktop connection here it is right here remote desktop connection you should see it and click. On it and here it is as you can see here its asking me for the computer name so enter. The computer name here or the ip address and then click connect ok so right here you are going to. Enter the computer name or the ip address and then click connect but wait what if you dont know the. Computer name but if you dont know the ip address easy well say for example you want to find the.

Ip address doing this is quite simple go right here go right here at the bottom right at the bottom. Right corner of the screen this time and you see where you see where this wireless icon in years what. Is wireless icon is if you are using a y connection a physical connection you should see two computers right. Here so where she is wi-fi icon right click it and then click open network and sharing center right here. Open network and sharing center and then this should open it right here alright and if that doesnt work for.

You or you can always do this you can always click the start button at the bottom left corner of. The screen and then type network and sharing center okay so now you should take you to the same screen. Alright so now you schutz your main connection right here should see your main connection whether whether it is wired. Wi-fi so now youre going to right click it so youre going to click on it im sorry click on. It and now youre going to click where it says details right here details and right here you should see.

You ip your ip address and now where it says ipv4 address right here well this is your ip address. Right there okay very simple very simple to do and another way you can find a ph is another way. Is by going right here to the button left corner of the screen type command prompt select one thats administrator. Right click on it and select one thats an administrator and then type then type ipconfig right here press enter. And here you go the ipv4 address same same number right here so there are many ways to find the.

Ip address okay and so that ip address you want to enter it where it says the computer name or. As you know you can also enter the computer name and to find that is also really simple all you. Have to do is go right here to the bottom left corner of the screen youre going to right click. Right here right click and then click on system again click on system and then this window show this window. Should open and as you can see right here he use your computer name all right use your computer name.

So once you have all that information once you have your ip address or your computer name open with the. Sub connection so go to the bottom left corner of your screen right here and then type in your desktop. And so open the remote desktop app and then enter your computer name or ip address right here enter it. And then click connect and thats it once you do this you should be connected to your other computer so. As you can see it is that simple to set up remote desktop connection on windows 10 there are many.

Ways to do it and do the way that is best for you so if you enjoyed this video please. Hit that like button and subscribe for more thanks for watching.

Method 3 – How To Use Remote Desktop Connection Windows 10

Hey guys in this video im going to show you how you can use the remote desktop connection on your. Windows 10 operating system so here you can see a two windows operating system one windows operating system is running. Virtually on this host windows operating system so i have one virtual windows operating system and other i have the. Host windows operating system this will work if you have two different windows operating system or two windows operating system.

Which are running on two different pcs also its also important to note here is you cannot enable remote desktop. On your windows home variant so if you have windows home edition of windows 10 then you cant enable these. Remote access related capabilities if you have windows enterprise or windows pro or any business variant of windows operating system. Then only you can enable the remote desktop on your windows 10 operating system so lets say i want to. Set this windows 10 operating system which is running virtually as the remote desktop so i want to access this.

Desktop using my host desktop which is my other windows operating system so lets first of all enable the windows. Remote desktop access so what you need to do is you need to click on the windows start button so. You need to right-click not elect kraits so just right click on the start button and then just click on. System here okay so right click and then click on system and once these system settings open you need to. Scroll down where you see the option which is related to remote desktop ok so just scroll down here and.

Then search for this option which says remote desktop and im going to just click on this option and you. Can see by default this remote desktop is disabled i can just click on this toggle button to enable it. And then click on confirm button which is going to enable this option here there are two other options here. Keep my pc awake for the connection when it is plugged in you can check this option so your pc. Will be always awake the second option is make my windows discoverable on private network to enable automatic connection so.

By default this is checked you can also check this option so so now im going to just close this. Window so now im going to change my firewall settings so that this remote desktop which i want to see. Remotely have the private and public access from other networks so for that im going to just go to the. Start button so just click on start button and then go to the settings and then once settings option opens. You just need to search for a firewall here ok so just search for firewall and you will also see.

This option which says allow an app through windows firewall so just click on this option which says allow an. App through windows firewall and you will see this kind of window here so first of all you need to. Click on this button which says change settings and once you click on this button you can change the settings. Here so just search for remote desktop which is this option you can see for this demo desktop private and. Public options are already enabled so make sure all these options for demo desktop are enabled and once they are.

Enabled you will be able to access your desktop remotely now the last thing you need to do is you. Need to just open your command prompt so you can just search for cmd or command prompt and open your. Command prompt and here you need to just give this command ip config which is going to give your ip. Address so right now because this is just a virtual operating system this is my local network ip address so. I will just copy this ip address somewhere or i will just remember this ip address and then you are.

Finished on your virtual operating system or the operating system where you want to give the remote access now go. To your other windows operating systems so im now on the other host of windows operating system and on my. Host windows operating system from there i want to connect to the remote pc i will just search for remote. Desktop ok so just search for remote desktop and you will see this result here which says remote desktop connection. So im going to just click on this remote desktop connection so this is opened on my host pc not.

In my virtual machine right so here im going to just give this ip address which is visible here let. Me give this ip address which is and then im going to just click on connect and you can. See it will ask me my username and password so this is the username and password of my remote desktop. So as you can see my username is cb and i will provide the password of this windows operating system. Which i want to see remotely so i will just give this username and the password and if you want.

To remember this password then you can just click on remember me and then click on ok and its going. To show you this kind of window which says name in the certificate from the remote computer is this one. And then if you want to see the certificate of the remote desktop you can view that certificate from here. And if you are ready you can just click on yes and once you do that you can see my. Remote desktop is open so let me just minimize this window here so you can see here my remote desktop.

Is open and you will be able to see all the windows which i have opened previously on my virtual. Machines so you can see i have opened this terminal and i have given this ip config command on my. Remote desktop right so i will just open the virtual machine also so you will be able to see both. At the same time right so you can see this one and this one at the same time but you. Can see as soon as i open or logged in this system this connection will be lost so my remote.

Desktop connection will be lost if i logged into my remote operating system physically ok so once again im going. To show you again so let me click ok and then let me just connect to this pc again and. As soon as i click on connect button this remote desktop will be logged out and then i will be. Able to see the remote desktop from my host machine so let me do it once again and i will. Give my password once again and then click ok and then yes and you can see my physical remote desktop.

Is logged out and then i can see this remote desktop on my machine why are this remote desktop connection. Ok so you can maximize this also and use this remote desktop to work on it so this is how. You can use remote desktop on your windows 10 operating system if you want to connect to the remote desktop. Remotely outside your local network the procedure is going to be almost same you just need to change some routing. Settings and then just give this ip address which will be your public ip address and then you will be.

Able to connect to your remote desktop using this remote desktop connection easel so i hope youve enjoyed this video. And i will see you in the next video.

Method 4 – Setup Remote Desktop From Anywhere & Change Secure Rdp Port Access (Your Pc Over The Internet)

Hello everyone how are you doing this is heltons computer repair here with another video for you on this video. Im going to be showing you how to enable the remote desktop on your computer pretty much for it to. Work they can remote into it now its not going to be just regular remoting into your network and lets. Say were like and youre inside of the building and you want to remote into it no im actually going.

To be showing you how you can remote this outside the network anywhere you are depending on that i might. Actually go into a point where you could also can maybe later down the road show you how to set. Up on a specific website pretty much a redirect for it they can get to your remote desktop too there. Are other things also can be done by changing the ports from the 3389 default port from remote desktop to. Something more secure because most people would try on brute force going to the default generic 3389 for it and.

Also stuff that you would recommend to have a good password for your computer also some stuff that you would. Recommend to not have any users that have no password or something very simple that can be crackable because its. Not really hard for people to brute force into your computer enabling the remote desktop there are other stuff also. Depending if you have an enterprise protection you might need to enable those ports too but this is going to. Go straight through and if you have any problems just let me know but lets go ahead and jump right.

Into this video now before we get into this if i havent told you yet if you have a windows. Home windows 10 home pretty much you may not have this ability for it you probably need to have pro. Enterprise or education for this to work so your option is to pretty much upgrade it or to use a. Different route like using like real vnc to use that ability to remote into your computer but for this is. Go ahead and continue so first thing you just pretty much go ahead and go to explore when you go.

To explore you see this pc you can right click on it and you select properties of it and on. The left side you have the video where it says remote settings go ahead and select it and right here. Im actually going to uncheck where it says remote assistance i dont need that and right here you can select. Allow remote connections to this computer im going to press apply if you have multiple users you can select which. Users have permission or whatever if theyre joined in the group if you know that is you understand by default.

I already have this user so im going to go ahead and just leave this as is and press ok. Another option in case its not being shown there you can pretty much go also to settings by going to. Start and settings and select system and then youll see remote desktop and here it is enabled also so pretty. Much its the same one or the other for it and its pretty much set already so another thing that. You need to do before we continue is im actually going to remote in to try and see if it.

Works you need to have an add to not really an address a password for your computer for this to. Work now if you have a user that has no password or something very simple to be cracked i would. Really recommend to change it to something more secure so all were going to do is go to this pretty. Much start go to settings you pretty much can just type in control delete and you can select change user. Password if you have the ability if not go to settings go to accounts and then once you get to.

Here youre going to see sign in options and then you have other options to come to here the one. That were going to need is pretty much the password and i already have a password thats already been set. Before im actually going to update it to something more different for it so im gonna go ahead and type. In my new one and im gonna go ahead and type it in again if you had something small you. Need to change it and my hint is none just to be mean because i dont want no one to.

Know what it is and the password has been changed and is now set so technically right now if i. Test my other computer i should be able to remote to this computer and the screen should lock up if. It is then pretty much it is in process so here we are im gonna go ahead and get ready. To remote to this one right now i dont know what my ip address is because remember this is only. Local so im gonna go ahead and type in cmd ipconfig and right now it is again this is.

A private network so doesnt even matter right now its only my local so it wont matter what you have. So what im going to do now is pretty much go ahead and see if i can remote into it. From my other computer cancel that so here it is the yours may be different depending what it is. But here it is im gonna go ahead and try and press connect depending on the user that you had. So my user is it says admin it is not admin it is actually the user is user lets see.

What it is its actually user so let me go to here im gonna go ahead to cmd and im. Gonna go ahead and type in net user and you see my user is actually user if you have stuff. That is has multiple names you might need to do something like this lets say example its like john smith. As the user this is what it would look like then you probably need to do this when you type. It in for it to work i would recommend to probably just change your user to something just simple as.

Just like john also dont use something like admin or user put something more secure for this is just an. Example for the demonstration for right now so here i am im gonna go ahead and remote to it im. Gonna go ahead and type in user and im gonna go ahead and type in the password that i just. Did and were gonna see if i can remote into it its gonna ask if you want to connect with. It im gonna go ahead and press yes and here it is right now i remote it to the computer.

Its there i am literally remote it into us now technically this is through the ip address im gonna go. Ahead and disconnect and here it is on that computer im gonna go ahead and sign back in and you. Dont have to do the ipad if you dont want to if you have the name of the computer so. If i go to this pc that i have and you see i have change settings im actually just going. To highlight this this is actually a computers full name and you can do that route too you can change.

This also by going to change and put something more simple that way youll remember what it is and ill. Give you that option for you so if i go the same way to remote desktop and im gonna go. Ahead and type in that instead ill press connect it should be able to do the same thing too and. Here it is because he already knows what the name is ill press yes and here i am remoting into. This computer and there it is with the name working perfectly fine and thats pretty much it right now if.

You had an antivirus protection you might need to enable this to be bypassed to allow you to it it. Would be defaulted three three eight nine on that port or if not we have a new ports you will. Have to search for your enterprise and enable the port so right now we are valid to remote into this. Computer and thats great but were gonna be showing in to go to setup wherever we are now before we. Get into this we need to change some more settings for this by default i dont want to leave that.

Default port from 3389 and i want to change it to something more secure so first thing you do is. Pretty much you need to change this port so were going to go ahead and open up reg edit so. Pretty much its registry editor and were going to go ahead and type it in and youll probably be prompted. Go ahead and press yes and here i am with all different folders from last times ive used this im. Actually going to just minimize most of this back up and youll probably look like this when you see it.

It pretty much looks like that so were going to do is go to a specific location so we need. To go to the hkey underscore local underscore machine and then we need to use system then select current control. Set and then select control yes its going to be a lot of list to get to this and next. Youre going to go ahead im going to slide this over and youre going to see terminal server go ahead. And select it and then youll see win stations and then youll see remote desktop tcp now technically if you.

Have a older version then other than windows 10 i think we have like eight or maybe seven there might. Be a little bit different maybe like xp you might need to create a you might have a different folder. Example so it might look like a folder like this called port number it might be in there and then. You would have to select it thats what it would look like but technically we dont have one because were. On windows 10 we dont have that folder it all just got moved into the folder of remote desktop tees.

Underscore tcp so here we are and were going to go to this big list and were going to look. For the one thats called port number if you do not have it im actually going to see if its. Right here port number is right there you should have it its pretty much simple if not you would have. To create a new um d word and youll just have to name it port number for it so here. It is port number and youre wondering like what is this value data im like it doesnt say that its.

Um three three eight nine were actually gonna select to decimal and then we have this option where its three. Three eight nine we need to choose a different port other than that because you want people to hack into. Your computer for it so im actually gonna go ahead and open up a browser and show you this cool. Link right here that tells you what ports are most likely being used for this list so heres a big. List from all different companies and servers that uses ports for this and what im going to look is maybe.

Around like the 5000 area depending on your service provider you might need to choose a different range so right. Here lets see lets go to like four thousands around here i see this from all different ports and these. Are some that arent even this so an example after four one nine hundred four one nine hundred whatever for. 190 um you pretty much see this right here and then it jumps into four one nine eight so that. Gives us pretty much a range from four one nine one all the way to four one nine seven and.

You can change this to any one you can choose any one just within that range and the pain you. Can choose it if you want to its not being used also so again just choose a random one so. Like right here heres the range from after four zero zero one to four zero eighteen so im gonna change. Im gonna choose the default like four zero zero two as it for the one im gonna use for that. Range so right here im gonna change it to four zero zero two and thats what its gonna be done.

Im gonna press ok and its pretty much been changed so now when i come on here it looks like. That i go to decimal its pretty much set from hexadecimal to decimal so now its been done were going. To need to restart this computer so lets go ahead and let it do its work so here we are. Getting ready to sign back into this computer and let me get into it again here it is and im. Going to pretend like im going to try and remote in right now where i was just at so heres.

The computer and technically i can type in the ipad just to and itll work the same way im going. To try and press connect and its not going to its going to sit here and load and say you. Cant connect so im like okay well maybe i need to enable the ability for the port so what you. Have is you have a name of the computer or the ip address so example if its the name then. You can leave it as it is then you can put the colon right here quotation what are the equivalent.

Quotations regardless of three those two dots you know what they are and what were going to do is go. Ahead and type in that four zero zero two that we just did and its still not laying so .

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