How to use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a Windows device

27. January 2017 Software 0

If you are running a Windows-based computer, you can connect to another computer using the Remote Desktop Connection  tool. This application allows you to use all the resources of the host machine through your PC’s display. In other words, using this program you can control another Windows PC via your personal computer, remotely.

How to start the Remote Desktop Connection tool

If you’re using Windows 7, you can launch the Remote Desktop Connection  client from the Start Menu. Click All Programs and navigate to the Accessories group. There, click the Remote Desktop Connection shortcut.

Remote Desktop Connection tool

If you’re using Windows 8.1, you can launch the Remote Desktop Connection  from the Start  screen. First, open the Apps view. Look for the Remote Desktop Connection  client and click or tap its name to launch it. You’ll find it in the Windows Accessories folder.

Windows Accessories folder

A slightly faster way of starting the Remote Desktop Connection  client is to use the search.

To do that, switch to the Start screen and write the word “remote”. Then, click or tap the Remote Desktop Connection  search result.

Remote Desktop Connection search result

If you are using Windows 10, open the Start Menu and click or tap All apps.

open the Start Menu and click or tap All apps

Then open the Windows Accessories  folder. Look for the Remote Desktop Connection  app and click or tap open it.

Look for the Remote Desktop Connection app and click or tap open it

You can also use Cortana’s search box from the taskbar. Type the word “remote”  in  the search field and click or tap the appropriate result.

click or tap the appropriate result

Or, you can click or tap the microphone icon on the same search box and say: “Open Remote Desktop Connection!”.

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No matter which way you choose to open it, once the Remote Desktop Connection  client is launched, you’ll be able to type the computer name of the host (or its IP address) and connect right away. However, you might want to adjust some settings first. Read the next section to find out how to configure the Remote Desktop Connection.

Remote Desktop Connect

 

 


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