Desktops and Laptops - Windows - Remote Desktop - Power Settings

In order to remotely connect to an Windows desktop or docked laptop, for example when you're working from home, you will need to prevent the computer from going to sleep. Follow the steps below to change the necessary power settings.

On the Windows home screen, click the magnifying glass to start a search

Type the phrase "Power Settings"

Image of Windows search for Power Settings

Open the Power & Sleep Settings window

Under "Sleep" -> "When plugged in, PC goes to sleep after", click the drop-down and scroll down to "Never"

Image of Sleep dropdown
Image of sleep set to Never

That's it!

Keywords"remote", "work from home", rdp, "remote desktop", connect, power, "power settings", Windows, sleep, "never sleep"   Doc ID98660
OwnerJoshua H.GroupAnswers @ ACES
Created2020-03-11 10:50:12Updated2020-05-14 13:24:29
SitesUniversity of Illinois - College of ACES
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