The Windows Remote Desktop feature allows you to connect to a Windows PC from another location, here are some additional ways you can use the feature.
This article gives clear step by step directions for using Windows Remote Desktop in four useful ways:
Connect to Remote Windows PCs
There are two ways to get started, using Remote Desktop or the Microsoft app from the Windows Store.
Minimum requirements are Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10, or Windows Server, and the 64-bit version of Windows to use the Remote Desktop feature. The Microsoft app requires Windows 10 version 16299.0 or higher, Windows 8 Mobile, Windows 8.1.
(note: you may need to enable remote connections through the Control Panel. Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced system settings > Remote > check Allow remote connections to this computer)
Connect from Android or iOS
Connect to a Windows PC using Android or iOS apps.
Configuring Remote Desktop Gateway
Remote Desktop Gateway enables people to securely log in to their company’s Windows computers from any Internet-enabled device that’s running a Remote Desktop client app.
Connect to Local Devices and Resources
Access specific local resources on a remote computer, such as printers, webcams, and drives from the Microsoft Remote Desktop or the Microsoft Remote Desktop from the Windows Store.
There are other ways to create remote connections with apps such as TeamViewer, Chrome Remote Desktop and AnyDesk. If you’d rather use a method that all Windows versions have without downloading anything, this article is a good resource.
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