Remote Desktop Connection is a feature of the Windows operating system that allows users to access and control another computer remotely over a network connection. It enables users to connect to a remote computer and work with it as if sitting in front of it. This can be useful for remote troubleshooting and remote access to work or home computers/Windows servers.
- First, ensure that the computer you want to access remotely (the host) has Remote Desktop enabled. (It should be enabled by default)
- On the computer, you want to use to access the host remotely (the client), open the Remote Desktop Connection application. You can find this by searching for “Remote Desktop” in the Start menu.
- In the Remote Desktop Connection window, enter the host computer’s IP address or hostname into the “Computer” field.
- When prompted, click “Connect” and enter the host computer’s login credentials.
- Once connected, you can access the host computer’s desktop and files as if sitting in front of it.
- To end the Remote Desktop session, click the “X” button on the client computer’s top right corner of the Remote Desktop Connection window.
Note: Remote Desktop Connection is built-in to Windows operating systems but can also be accessed via Remote Desktop clients on other operating systems such as macOS and Linux.