How to Enable Windows 10 Remote Desktop Quickly 

The way to enable Windows 10 Remote Desktop feature is fairly simple, and it will allow you to connect and manage this computer with this feature enabled from other computer, iOS or Android devices.



Please note that this remote desktop feature you can only enable or activate in Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education, but not Windows 10 Home. If you use Windows 10 Home, then only you can use the remote desktop client to connect to other computers.

Without further ado, let me show you these step-by-step instructions on how to do enable Windows 10 remote desktop feature here:

Enabling the Remote Desktop Feature

1)First go to Start and click on Settings.
Windows 10 Settings
2) Settings window will appear, proceed to click on System.
Windows 10 system
3) Scroll down the Settings window and click Remote Desktop.
Windows 10 remote desktop
4) Once the System Properties window appears, go to Remote tab and click on Allow remote connections to this computer.

Check the box next to Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended) if the Remote Desktop clients are from Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or other newer Windows OS as this is much secure way to establish Remote Desktop connection.

You are also required to click Select Users button to choose the users that can connect to this computer remotely. Once the users are selected, click Apply and OK button.
enable remote desktop feature

Connecting to Other Remote Desktop Enabled Computer

On other computer, go ahead to launch the Remote Desktop client and type the IP or domain name of this computer with Remote Desktop feature enabled, after that click Connect to connect to it.

Note: If you click on the Show Options, you will be shown more options (General, Display, Local Resources, Experience, Advanced) as shown in windows below, but you can ignore them if you just want to use the default settings.
Windows 10 remote desktop client
Note: Under the General tab, you get additional options to key in user name and also save the connection settings for future use.
remote desktop connection options
Note: Please note that the Remote Desktop must be allowed in Windows Firewall as shown below, else this Remote Desktop traffic will be dropped by the firewall and you cannot not access this Windows 10 computer remotely.

If you want to know about the Remote Desktop port number, the port number is TCP3389.
windows firewall allow remote desktop
Note: Please also make sure Block all incoming connections, including those in the list of allowed apps check box is not enabled in Windows firewall! If it’s check, then no remote connection can be made from other computers too.
firewall no blocking


If you have problem to connect to other computer, take a look on this article to get more ideas.



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