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How Can I Control One Computer From Another?

There are several ways for you to control one computer from another. However, we’ll show you two of the most commonly used remote access solutions to achieve this.

Windows Remote Desktop Connection - Windows Remote Desktop Connection or RDC is a free Microsoft feature that comes in all Windows computers by default. This technology allows users to remotely connect to a Windows-running computer using another computing device. This feature is disabled by default. That’s why users who want to use Windows RDC need to turn this feature on first. To enable Windows RDC, then follow these steps below:

  • Go to your Start window.

  • Enter remote settings into the Start window’s search box.

  • From there, select Allow remote access to your computer.

  • Click the Remote tab from the System Properties window.

  • Click Allow remote connections to this computer.

  • Make sure the box beside Network Level Authentication is checked.

Remote Access Software - Remote access software is a technology that provides users with the ability to access and control another computer remotely. This program typically aims to eliminate the need for the physical presence of the user to get a computing task done. Some remote access software can be downloaded for free, while others can be purchased for a certain amount of money. With remote access software, users have now the ability to control a remote device using a local one from anywhere at any time.

Remote access usually works with a stable internet connection. It also needs to be downloaded and installed on both the local and remote computing machines. Typically, remote access software uses encryption technologies that protect remote sessions from being leaked and exposed. It also requires users to undergo a strict verification process to ensure that all access made on the remote device or network is authenticated and authorized.

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  • Released: 04/22/2019
  • Updated: 04/22/2019

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