Remote Desktop application for Windows®-based PC
Get information about Remote Desktop application for Windows-based PC and know about the other applications that are useful in taking remote desktop connection from a Windows-based PC.
Microsoft Windows is a series of Operating Systems which is equipped with superior features and better usability options. Windows systems offer easy-to-use interface which helps the users to complete their daily tasks easily. Remote Desktop is an advanced feature in Windows that lets the users to access their Windows PC from a remote computer. This means that the users need not be physically near their PC to use it. Remote Desktop can be configured via Internet or LAN. With the Remote Desktop application, users can now access the data and other documents which reside in their home PC right from their office. Thus Remote Desktop saves much of travelling time and other expenses by avoiding the need of travelling to their home in order to use the home PC.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to know more about Windows Remote Desktop and to find out the different applications that can exhibit remote desktop functionality in Microsoft Windows:
- More on Remote Desktop
- Enabling Remote Desktop
- Third party applications
More on Remote Desktop
Remote Desktop in Windows is an essential feature that allows the users to remotely connect to a PC. Remote Desktop can work with the Internet or any other private network. After the connection is made, Remote Desktop gives you entire mouse and keyboard control over the system and shows the display of the connected computer in your screen. Remote Desktop allows access of files and folders that reside in the office computer even if you are not in the office.
Enabling Remote Desktop
In order to use Remote Desktop in a Windows PC, it should be enabled. To do this, open ‘Control Panel’ and open ‘Add or Remove Programs’. Click on 'Internet Information Services' and then click on the ‘Details’ button. Put a check mark on the box near 'Remote Desktop Web Connection'. Click ‘OK’ to launch the 'Windows Components Wizard'. Follow the instructions in the wizard and finish it. Now open 'Internet Services Manager' and expand the local computers. Locate '/tsweb' folder and right click on it. Click on ‘Properties’ and select the tab ‘Directory Security’. Click on the ‘Edit’ button and select 'anonymous' as the option for 'Authentication Methods' window. Click ‘OK’ in the opened windows to save settings and close the dialog windows. If you have followed the above described steps, Remote Desktop will now be enabled in your system.
Certain third party applications are also available in the market that can be used for remotely connecting to a Windows PC. Remote Desktop Connection Software is the one which is available from Microsoft. Third party applications include Teamviewer, Instant Housecall, LogMeIn, ThinVNC, etc. Although these software exhibit different interfaces and features, the main functionality agree on remote access of a computer via Internet or other network.
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