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How to use Remote Desktop

Applies to: Windows 10

Use Remote Desktop on your Windows, Android, or iOS device to connect to a Windows 10 PC from afar. 

  • Set up the PC you want to connect to so it allows remote connections:
    • Make sure you have Windows 10 Pro. To check, go to Start  Settings  System About and look for Edition. For info on how to get it, go to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro.
    • When you're ready, select Start  > Settings  > System > Remote Desktop, and turn on Enable Remote Desktop.
    • Make note of the name of this PC under How to connect to this PCYou'll need this later.
  • Use Remote Desktop to connect to the PC you set up:
    • 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 name of the PC you want to connect to (from Step 1), and then select Connect.

    • On your Windows, Android, or iOS device: Open the Remote Desktop app (available for free from Microsoft Store, Google Play, and the Mac App Store), and add the name of the PC that you want to connect to (from Step 1).  Select the remote PC name that you added, and then wait for the connection to complete.

      How to use Remote Desktop

      Applies to: Windows 8


      Step 1: Open Windows 8 desktop Control Panel and click on System and Security while viewing the Control Panel in Category mode. In System and Security, click on Allow remote access under System to open System Properties.

      System And Security

      Allow Remote Connection

      If you are comfortable using the Run box, you can run SystemPropertiesRemote.exe command to open the System Properties directly.


      System Properties Run Command

      Step 2: Navigate to Remote tab in System Properties,check the radio button Allow  remote connections to this computer and click on Apply button.

      Allow On This Computer

      Step 3: If you are using your computer in power saver mode and your computer goes into sleep or hibernate mode when not in use, Windows will ask you to change the configuration in Windows Power Options. This will make sure you have a seamless connectivity while in the middle of remote connection.

      Powersaver Warning

      How to use Remote Desktop

      Applies to: Windows 7

      Step 1 - On the Computer That You Plan To CONNECT TO :

      These steps allow for Remote Access to a specific Windows 7 Computer.  This is typically your Office Computer, however it could also be a server or other departmental resource.

      1. Open the Control Panel: Start | Control Panel.

      Control Panel

      2. Click System and Security.

      System and Security button.

      3. Click Allow Remote Access.

      Allow remote access option under System

      4. Under the Remote Tab:  

      • Select "Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer".

      • Select "Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (more secure)".

      5. Click Select Users.

      Select Users button.

      • Click Add.

      Add Remote Desktop User button.

      • Enter your myLSU ID and click OK when finished.

      Select Users or Groups dialog box.

      6. Under the Computer Name Tab:  Make a note of the [Full Computer Name].

      Full Computer Name under Computer Name tab.

      Step 2 -- Remotely Connect to Another Computer

      1. Click Start and search for Remote Desktop Connection.

      Remote desktop connection icon in search bar.

      2. Enter the Full Computer Name you noted in Step 6, and click Connect. You may need to enter a username and password depending on the access credentials that are required my the other user or the other computer.

      Login for remote desktop connection

      3. To Disconnect:  Click Start Log Off.  This will log you out of the remote computer.

      Note:  If you have problems connecting to the remote computer, double-check the full computer name. If this is correct, you might need to change your firewall connection. To do this, open the Control Panel and select Windows Firewall. Make sure that under General, the box that reads "Don't allow exceptions" is not checked, and that under ExceptionsRemote Desktop is selected.

      Configure the Firewall Settings

      If the Firewall is Enabled, it needs to have Remote Desktop Exception Enabled.

      1. Click Start Control Panel.

      Control Panel

      2. Click on System and Security.

      System and Security button.

      3. Click on Windows Firewall.

      Windows Firewall section

      4. Click Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall.

      Allowing a program or feature through Windows Firewall

      5. Scroll through the list of programs and features until you find Remote Desktop. CHECK the box marked Remote Desktop and both boxes to the left field.

      List of Remote Desktop program and features

      6. Click OK.


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