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How Do I Open Remote Desktop on Windows 10?

1. Windows Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Windows Remote Desktop Connection or RDC is a free remote access tool created by Microsoft. This remote access solution allows users to connect to another computer from an off-site location. Once the connection is established, the users can now perform several computing tasks on the remote computer as they were sitting in front of it. They can access apps, send files, install updates, and even fix technical issues. However, it is important to note that Windows Remote Desktop Connection is disabled by default. To enable this free Microsoft feature, follow these steps accordingly:  

  • Launch the Start panel.

  • Type in remote settings into the Cortana search box

  • Click Allow remote access to your computer

  • From the System Properties, select the Remote tab

  • Click Allow remote connections to this computer

  • Make sure to check the box beside Network Level Authentication. This will provide you with a more secure remote access experience.

However, Windows Remote Desktop Connection is meant to be used on the same network only. You may find it a little difficult to navigate outside of a local network as you need to establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) first. You can also use the help of the internet to use this Microsoft feature outside of a local network, but it may bring some level of security concerns to your device.

2. ITarian Remote Access - The next option we have is ITarian Remote Access. This free remote access software is both easy and safe to use. The main goal of ITarian Remote Access is to allow users to connect to a remote endpoint even if they were not sitting in front of it. Unlike Windows Remote Desktop Connection, this free remote access tool can be used outside of a local network. To download ITarian Remote Access, follow these steps below:

  • Visit the ITarian Remote Access website.

  • Click Get Now For Free

  • Enter your email address

  • Select Get Now For Free

  • Select Save

  • Run the setup file

  • Click Install

  • Select Launch

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Related Resources:

What is Remote Access?

How do I enable remote access?

How do I enable remote access in Windows 10?

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  • Released: 06/07/2019
  • Updated: 06/07/2019

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