Setting Up Remote Desktop on Windows 10


Remote Desktop is a useful program that allows you to access your PC from afar.


Windows 10


  1. First, you'll need to set up the remote PC to allow remote connections. On the remote PC, open Settings  and select System > About. Note the PC name. You'll need this later. Then, under Related settings, select System info.
  2. In the left pane of the System window, select Advanced system settings. 
  3. On the Remote tab of the System Properties dialog box, under Remote Desktop, select Allow remote connections to this computer, and then select OK.
  4. Next, in Settings , select System > Power & sleep and check to make sure Sleep is set to Never.
  5. Do one of the following:
  • On your local Windows 10 PC: In the search box on the taskbar, type Remote Desktop Connection, and then select Remote Desktop Connection. In Remote Desktop Connection, type the full name of the remote PC, and select Connect.
  • On your Windows, Android, or iOS device: Open the Remote Desktop app (available for free from Microsoft Store, Google Play, or the Mac App Store), and add your remote PC.  Select the remote PC, and then wait for the connection to complete.
Hint: The remote computer has to have a login password

For more help and information, please see: How to Use Remote Desktop

For more help, please contact ITS at or 718-862-7973.

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