Looking to enable rdp (remote desktop) in windows? You know how to do so? No? Don't worry we are here to help you.This article will guide to enable remote desktop in windows 10/7

Windows PC comes with Remote Desktop disabled mode if you want to enable it you will have to perform a manual operation. Well, the process is straightforward and doesn't involve any complicated or confusing steps. You can quickly enable remote desktop remotely with minimum windows tech skills. Here we have elaborated everything more clearly so that the things become more apparent to you while you will enable remote desktop remotely.

Before we proceed with the step by step guide, let me give you an exposure of what exactly it is and why you need it.

What Is Remote Desktop?  Why Do I Need To Enable It?

By enabling the remote desktop feature on your Windows PC, you will be able to accept remote control requests from the respective network servers. With the remote desktop feature, you will be able to control the other networked PCs effortlessly remotely. The process of remote desktop connection involves server services that work to establish the connection to the target PC from a network and remote access client that establishes the connection to the remote PC. The client available in almost every windows edition; home, professional, enterprise, etc.
However, the server feature is available with only professional and enterprise windows versions. That means, you can not use this feature of Remote Desktop on every Windows PC, you can use it on only professional and enterprise windows edition.

If you have Windows Home Edition PC, there is nothing to worry. There are so many solutions for you as well. You can always pick some third party applications and services like team viewer and google chrome services. There is a big list of application to choose from for your Windows Home edition PC.

So that's some key basics of Remote Desktop. Hope you got enough exposure above to proceed with the setup process.  Let's enable Remote Desktop now.

How To Enable Remote Desktop Remotely In Windows 8 and 10?

Here I will be enabling Remote Desktop on Windows 10 PC, but you can use similar steps on windows 7 8 and 10 to enable remote desktop remotely as the options, menu, and approach remain almost same in all windows PC.

Step 1: Start with hitting "Start" Tab

Turn On your PC and hit Start Button. No go to the search tab and search for " remote access." A Result page will appear where you need to select " Allow remote access to your computer" from the list available on the result page.


Step 2: Visit "System Properties" Page

Once you will open system properties page there you will get four options; computer name, hardware, advanced, system protection and remote. You need to select "Remote" here and visit the respective page. On the "Remote" setting page you will find "Allow remote connections to this computer” right above the allow connection tick box. Click right and select it.


That's it.

In Windows 10 and 8, the option "allowing connections from PCs running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication" remains auto enabled. All the latest Windows editions support this authentication level so its better to leave as it is (in enabled mode). However, if you want to allow connection requests from Windows XP or old versions, disable this option.


How To Enable Remote Desktop Remotely In Windows 7 and Vista?

If you're using Windows 7 or Vista edition, the steps will remain same to enable remote desktop remotely. However, the option presentation changes. If you're using Windows 7, you will get three different options to choose, that are; (1) Don’t allow remote access, (2) Allow connections from any version of Remote Desktop, (3) Allow only connections that run with Network Level Authentication. As you can see, options are almost same here as we have in Windows 10 PC.


How Set Up Specific Users To Enable Remote Desktop Remotely?

If you want to permit specific users to allow or enable remote desktop remotely, click on "select user" option as you can see in the below image. This approach of setting users remain same across all Windows platforms. 


Final Setup

Once you're done with all the above stuff, click "OK" and you will successfully enable remote desktop remotely on your Windows 7/8/10 PC. Now your PC will start accepting remote connection from others.

Now if you want to connect using other PC connected on the same local network, follow the above procedure, and that's it. The window has inbuilt algorithm to automate exception I'm its firewall and allow remote connection to get established.

How To Start Remote Connection From Other computers?

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Hit Start and Search

Turn on your Windows PC and got to search box. Type  "remote" and press enter to initiate the search.

Step 2: Choosing The Option

A result page will appear from search, select "Remote Desktop Connection" from the list of option that you've on the result page.  

Step 3: Connect With Details

Now enter the details of the PC (IP address or PC name) to establish the connection.


Making Things More Clear

Here is the summary of the whole tutorial following which you will be able to use the remote desktop connection on windows 10.

Before you proceed, you need to collect some important details of remote PC that you will need later while establishing the remote desktop connection. These details include remote PC name, remote PC IP address and setting a strong password for security purposes. Have a look below to collect these details and set up a user password.

Setting A password For User Account

Follow the instructions as given below
Start >> Control Panel >> User Accounts
Under user account, you will get an option to set/change your password. Click on it. The page will have option and box to enter the desired password and a confirm box to ensure that you're entering the correct password. Also, there is a password hint option that will help you to restore your password in case if you forget in future. This hint password will be visible to all users accessing your PC and setting, thus be creative and set hint password smartly.

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Collecting The PC Name and IP Address of Remote PC

To find PC name of the remote PC, follow the below instructions:
Start >> Control Panel >> System

On the system page, you will get the name of your PC that will be used while establishing the remote connection.



 Collecting IP Address Of The Remote PC

To get the IP Address Details follow the below instructions.
Click right on network icon available there in the bottom right corner of your screen. Now you need to click on "Open Network and Sharing Centre".
Now click right on the connected network as you can see in the below image.


Now a wireless network connection page will appear on your screen where you need to click on Details. 


That's it, there you will get the IP Address of remote PC.


 Once you're done with the above steps and have all the respective details of remote PC, you can proceed with the following steps to establish the remote desktop connection.

Step 1: First Of All Enable Remote Desktop on Your PC by following the instruction as we have provided at the beginning of the content.

Step 2: Now collect the details of respective PC like PC’s name or the IP address by following the above steps that we've provided. These details will be used while establishing the remote desktop connection.

Step 3: Open the “Remote Desktop Connection” by following the steps we have mentioned above in “How To Start Remote Connection From Other computers?” Section.

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Step 4: Enter the details that you have collected above into the box appearing on the page. Then, click “Connect.” Password will be asked to proceed with the remote desktop connection. That's the user password you've created in the above section. Just enter the password and click OK.

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That's it. A connection will get established now, and the screen of respective PC that you want to access and control remotely will appear on your PC screen.

 Pro Tip

If you want to connect two PC with each other via wifi for file sharing purposes instead of the remote desktop, you can visit this link to proceed.


That's it. You've successfully enabled remitted desktop remotely on your PC. Just follow all the above steps carefully to succeed. Skipping or missing any steps can vanish all your efforts towards enabling the remote desktop. Hope you like the content, and it has delivered some valuable information to you. Keep following us stay updated with latest tech stuff.