Is Remote Desktop Free?

Windows Remote Desktop Connection is a Microsoft feature that provides users with the ability to access another computer remotely. By default, this remote access solution comes for free in all Windows-running computers. One of the main goals of Windows Remote Desktop Connection is to allow users to complete certain computing tasks even without their physical intervention. It is important to note that this free remote access solution is disabled by default. Fortunately, enabling Windows Remote Desktop Connection is incredibly easy to achieve. To enable this Microsoft feature, follow these steps accordingly:

  • Open the “Start” window.

  • Right-click the “Computer” option.

  • Click “Properties.”

  • Select “Remote Settings.”

  • Click the “Allow connection from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure)” option.

  • Select “OK.”

However, Windows Remote Desktop isn’t the only free remote access solution out there. There are a couple of remote access software online that can be purchased for free. The good thing about these remote access solutions is that they allow users to connect to remote endpoints even outside of a local network. Windows Remote Desktop, by default, was made to work only on the same network. This means that additional configuration is needed in order for you to establish a remote connection using this free Microsoft tool.

ITarian Remote Access is a free third-party software that allows you to connect to endpoint machines from an off-site location. Just like Windows Remote Desktop Connection, ITarian Remote Access is made to allow users to complete certain computing tasks without their physical presence. The good thing about this free remote access software is that it allows users to safely connect to remote endpoints even outside of a local network. This means that you don’t need to expose your device directly to the internet in order for you to create a remote connection.

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  • Released: 06/03/2019
  • Updated: 06/03/2019

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