How to Connect to Another Computer Using Remote Desktop Connection In Windows 10,8 or 7

What is a Remote Host?

The computer that is currently having issues or the computer you want to connect to. This is the remote PC to which you want to connect to, so that you can have access to its resources. Generally, the remote session is hosted by this PC. You can see the screen of this computer, when the Remote Desktop function starts working.

What is a Remote Client?

It is the PC from which you want to connect to. This is basically another computer located in a remote location from which you will connect to the remote host PC. This is free of problems or issues. This can be any computer like Windows 10 Home Premium or Windows 7 Ultimate.

How to Enable Remote Desktop Settings in Windows 10, 8.1 or 8?

These are available in the “System Properties” window.

To access this pop-up, you can do it two ways.

Hit Start, type “remote access,” and then click the “Allow remote access to your computer” result.

In the “System Properties” window, on the “Remote” tab, select the “Allow remote connections to this computer” option.

In Windows 8 and 10, the option for only allowing connections from PCs running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication is also enabled by default. Modern versions of Windows all support this level of authentication, so it’s best to leave it enabled. If you must allow connections from PCs running Windows XP or earlier, you’ll need to disable this option.

If you’re using Windows 7 or Vista, things work the same, but are presented in a slightly different way. Notice that you have three distinct options in Windows 7—don’t allow remote access, allow connections from any version of Remote Desktop, and allow only connections that run with Network Level Authentication. The overall choice is the same, though.

On any version of Windows, you can also click the “Select Users” button to set up specific users that are allowed to make remote connections. When you’re done setting things up, click the “OK” button to have your PC start listening for remote connections.

If you’re planning to connect from other PCs on the same local network, that should be all you have to do. Windows automatically creates exceptions in the Windows Firewall to allow remote connection traffic to get through.

You can start a remote connection from those computers by clicking Start, typing “remote,” and then choosing the “Remote Desktop Connection” result. Just type in the name or IP address for the PC to initiate the connection.

If you’re planning to connect to the remote PC over the Internet, you’ll have to do a little extra setup that involves allowing Remote Desktop traffic through your router and forwarding those types of packets to the right PC.

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