How to use Remote Desktop

Applies to Windows 10

Use Remote Desktop on your Windows, Android, or iOS device to connect to a PC from afar:

  1. Set up the remote PC so it will allow remote connections. See How do I connect to another PC with Remote Desktop connection?

  2. On the remote PC, open Settings and go to System > About. Note the PC name. You'll need this later.

  3. Next, in Settings, go to System > Power & sleep and check to make sure Sleep is set to Never.

  4. Enter the full name of the remote PC into Remote Desktop Connection on your local PC. For detailed steps, see Connect to another computer using Remote Desktop Connection.

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