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Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) is a technology that permits a computer to connect, gain access and take control of a remote PC over a network. It implements Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) through Terminal service or Remote Desktop Service to gain remote access over a computer or a network.

Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) includes various elements to allow users to remotely access applications and graphical desktops

Following are the components of RDS:
  • Remote Desktop Connection Broker: This tries to maintain an uninterrupted connection with remote desktops. It allows the user to reestablish the connection if there exists any interruption without losing the view of a virtual desktop.
  • Remote Desktop Gateway: This component establishes connection to RemoteApp programs and virtual desktops over the Internet.
  • Remote Desktop Licensing: This helps to track the usage of license while deploying RDS.
  • Remote Desktop Session Host: The Session Host entitles a server to host session-associated RemoteApp programs or desktops.
  • Remote Desktop Virtualization Host: This is the component entitles to host virtual desktops.
  • Remote Desktop Web Access: This component lets establishes access connection to RemoteApp or remote desktops programs through Start Menu or Web browser.

How do I enable and set up a remote desktop connection in Windows 10?

This is a two-step process.

  1. Establish remote connection on the computer that you want to stay connected to
  2. Enable Remote Desktop on the system that you want to work from remote.
Establish remote connection on the computer that you want to stay connected to
  1. Click the Start, right-click on Computer, and select Properties.
  2. Under Properties, select the Remote tab. Enter the administrator password here.
  3. Under the Remote tab, there are three options: a) Don't permit connections to this computer b) Permit connections from any computer that run Remote Desktop c) Permit connections from computers that only run Remote Desktop and that has Network Level Authentication
  4. Once an option is selected, click the Select Users button. If you are an administrator already on the system, then the current user account is added to the list of remote users by default. If not, you will need to do the following steps.
  5. Click Add in the Remote Desktop Users dialog box if you want to add a user account to the remote users list.
  6. Complete one of the following tasks in the Select Users or Groups dialog box a) Click Locations, and then choose the location you want to search; b) Enter the username by clicking the Enter the object names to select, and then click OK. By this way the username is added to the list. Click OK to complete the process.
Enable Remote Desktop on the system that you want to work from remote.
  1. Click Start .
  2. Enter "Remote Desktop Connection" in the search box, and then click Remote Desktop Connection from the list.
  3. Type in the name of the computer in the Computer box, that has to be connected and click Connect.


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