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How to enable Remote Desktop in Windows

How to enable Remote Desktop in Windows

To be able to control a remote Windows computer with Remote Desktop (RDP), it must be enabled on that computer. By default it is disabled. Follow the steps below to enable it.

1) Right click on the Start Menu, and select "System" to open the System page of the Control Panel.
2) Click the "Remote settings" link, at the top left to open the "Remote" tab of the "System Properties" window .
3) Select "Allow remote connections to this computer", and click "OK".
Other tips: 
- Make sure to disable sleep in the system's power settings.
- Ask your IT Pro about reserving an IP address so you can always access the system at the same IP/name.

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Keywords:remote desktop enable rdp windows   Doc ID:84428
Owner:Kevin C.Group:University of Illinois Engineering IT
Created:2018-07-31 20:31 CDTUpdated:2023-09-01 11:13 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Engineering IT, University of Illinois Technology Services
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