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How to activate the Windows 10 remote desktop

Hi, how are you? In this opportunity, we will talk about the remote desktop in Windows 10. This is a function that allows you to connect remotely to the computer from another device. Consequently, you can access the computer, without being physically present in front of it. As you can see, it is a very useful function to manage the computer remotely. However, allowing remote access to any user is a dangerous idea. So there is also a way to limit access by user and password. This way, we can guarantee access in an authorized and controlled way. So without further ado, let’s see how to activate the Windows 10 remote desktop.

How to activate the remote desktop in Windows 10.

Before starting the process, clarification is necessary. This function is not available for Windows 10 Home Edition. In the first place, enter the Windows settings by pressing the Win+I combination. Once there, press System

From the Windows configuration, go to System.
From the Windows configuration, go to System.

Then scroll down to get the Remote Desktop option.

Select Remote Desktop.
Select Remote Desktop.

Then turn on the Remote Desktop switch. A warning window will immediately appear to confirm the action. Press Confirm to enable the remote desktop.

Confirm the remote desktop.
Confirm the remote desktop.
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And that’s it. From this moment on, the device is ready to accept remote connections. To connect, please use the name of the device that is blurred in the screenshot.

Equipment ready to accept remote connections.

Then within the advanced configuration, verify that the network-level authentication option is activated. If you’re remotely connecting to a PC on your home network from outside of that network, don’t select this option

Advanced options on the remote desktop.

How to authorize access to specific users.

Next, we’re going to tighten up the security measures. In this sense, we will specify which user can connect remotely to the equipment. With this intention, from the same section of Remote Desktop, please click on the section of User Accounts.

Click on User Accounts
Click on User Accounts

Then press Add to include new users. Then enter the user’s name and check to see if they exist. This way, you can add users individually.

Add the users.

Conclusion

Finally, we have seen how to enable the remote desktop in Windows 10. In addition, I have shown you the suitable security measures to protect unauthorized access. All right, that’s it for now. Before saying goodbye I invite you to see our post about premium themes in Windows 10.

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