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Monday, January 24, 2022

Turn On and Use Remote Desktop on Windows 11

 A logo of Microsoft's Remote Desktop app on orange-ish background.

Turn on Remote Desktop on Windows 11

To begin, click the “Start” button and select “Settings” from the pinned apps. Alternatively, press Windows+i on your keyboard to launch the Settings app quickly.

Choose “System” on the sidebar and select “Remote Desktop” from the right-hand side.

Select "System" on the sidebar, and then choose "Remote Desktop" from the right-hand side.

Toggle on the switch for “Remote Desktop.”

Toggle on the switch for "Remote Desktop."

Select “Yes” on the User Account Control (UAC) prompt and click the “Confirm” button on the window that pops open.

Select "Confirm" button to enable Remote Desktop.

Next, select the drop-down button next to the switch.

Select the drop-down arrow next to the switch.

Check the box for “Require devices to use Network Level Authentication Connect (Recommended).” After enabling this option, you’ll need to add the Windows user account password of the remote PC to authenticate yourself on the local network. Only after successful authentication will you see the Windows login screen.

Select the box for enabling Network Level Authentication.

Select “Yes” on the UAC prompt and choose the “Confirm” button to enable that extra layer of security for using Remote Desktop.

Select "Confirm" button to allow enabling Network Level Authentication.

Use the Remote Desktop App to Access Your PC

Open the Remote Desktop app and tap the plus (+) icon in the top-right corner.

Then, type in your PC Name and Windows user account details. Next, you may toggle on other options like “Clipboard,” “Microphone,” “Storage,” and others.

Add PC Name and Windows User account details in the relevant sections.

Hit “Save” in the top-right corner to finalize all changes.

Hit "Save" in the top-right corner to apply changes.

After this, tap on the card with your PC name to start a remote desktop session.

Tap on the PC name to start a remote desktop connection.

That it! Keep in mind that you should disable Remote Desktop if you don’t plan to use it for a while.

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