How to use the Remote Desktop feature on Windows 10?

You work from home and need a folder stored on your computer in the office, you need the assistance of a friend for a computer troubleshooting? If you are in one of these cases then the Windows Remote Desktop feature is your best ally.

In this tutorial, we explain, step by step, how to set up and use Remote Desktop over a local network and a Wi-Fi network.

The Remote Desktop Application of Windows 10

To take advantage of the Remote Desktop to Windows 10, you must be in possession of the professional version of the operating system of Microsoft.

If you have the home edition, remote PC control is not possible. 

Why not save your documents in a  cloud and share them with your colleagues? You can access it anytime and from anywhere.

Network Storage Servers ( NAS) are another alternative. With these, store and share your data (large documents, music, movies) between multiple computers.

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Remote Desktop from your Local Area Network (LAN)

If you have Windows 10 and want to control a computer from another part of your home or from your workplace then follow the configuration steps below.

First, you must allow connections on the computer to be monitored. Open  File Explorer, right-click This PC (in the left menu), and select Properties.

In the new window that opens, click Remote Usage Settings.

Select the Allow remote connections to this computer checkbox and make sure that Allow remote assistance connections to this computer are checked.

Then, uncheck Allow only the connection of computers running Remote Desktop with NLA authentication (security system), as this will complicate the process. Finally, click Apply and OK.