You may have heard about the remote desktop function in Windows 10. Thanks to this great tool it is possible to connect to the computer that we have at home from any other device when we are away. As you can imagine, the flexibility that this allows us when it comes to consulting files or editing them when we are not in front of the computer is enormous.
Therefore, if you do not know how to use it or do not know it yet, in this article we are going to teach you how to enable the Windows 10 remote desktop to make remote connections.
How to enable Windows 10 remote desktop
Follow these steps to enable remote desktop from your Windows 10 PC:
- To begin, you will have to access the 'Settings' menu , by clicking on the button with the cogwheel icon in the start menu with the Windows symbol or simply by typing settings in the search bar.
- Next, select the 'System' option to access the main Windows settings .
- Once there, take a look at the options that you will find in the left sidebar. If you look below, you will see a section that says ' Remote Desktop'.
- Click on this option, and you will access a new section where the 'Enable Remote Desktop' switch appears . It's the only button you'll see, plus a short description of what remote desktop is. It has no loss.
- When you click on it, you will automatically get a confirmation notice asking you if you want to activate it . So easy and fast.
Once confirmed, you just have to connect to the device using the name provided in the 'How to connect to this device' section . We have covered it in the image above, but it would appear located where the red rectangle.
In addition, we will be enabled three additional options that we explain below:
- Keep my computer active for the connection when it is plugged in: within this first section, you can set the waiting time for the computer screen to turn off or stay in sleep mode.
- Make my PC discoverable in private networks to allow automatic connection from a remote device: this is where you can enable the permissions of the type of networks that we want to access our computer (private profile, public or all types of networks).
- Advanced configuration: if you want, you also have the option of requesting the credentials for those teams that intend to access your host team. Here it is very important to have the option 'Require computers to use network-level authentication' active so that unwanted users cannot connect.
In this section you will also find information about the connection port for external access.
Finally, to connect to your home computer, you will have to install the remote desktop application , available in almost all operating systems: Windows 10, Android, iOS and macOS.
One last thing that you can also do from the 'Remote Desktop' screen, just below the 'User Accounts' heading, is to click on the blue letters that indicate ' Select the users who can have remote access to this computer'.
Next, a window will open that will allow you to add the email addresses of those users you want to connect to the computer exclusively .