If you are a senior official in your office and need to keep tabs on your own employees, but you don’t desire to walk down floors or several aisles to get to their computer, do not worry! Windows has a solution for this: Remote Desktop Connection. With Remote Desktop Connection, it is possible to remotely get your worker’s computer (i.e., the host computer) from your PC (i.e., the client computer). Simply configure several network settings, and you’re ready to go!

1 Access Remote Desktop Connection. Open the Start menu and click on “All Programs”. Find the Accessories folder in the record of choices shown, then click on “Remote Desktop Connection.” A dialog box will appear.

windows start Remote Desktop Connection

2 Type the name of the computer you want to connect to in the textbox. In case you don’t understand the name of the computer, you can pick the computer among the list of accessible ones in the network by clicking on the drop-down menu.

Type the name of the computer you want to connect to in the textbox

3 Click the “Options” button located at the bottom left corner of the dialog box. A new dialog box will open with a record of tabs at the very top. Click on the “Display” tab to modify how big is the remote desktop. This is done by dragging the pointer under the title “Display Configurations” to increase or decrease the size of the remote desktop.

Remote Desktop Connection Options display

4 Click the “Local Resources” tab close to the “Display” tab. Underneath the name “Local devices and resources”, check the boxes next to “Printers” and “Clipboard.” Here, you are able to get the printers and clipboard of your client system while working in the remote desktop (i.e., the host system).

Remote Desktop Connection Local Resources

5 Choose the client system to be accessed in by the drives that are local. Click the “More” button present to the left side of the two checkboxes to choose the local devices (drives) you’ll access in the client system while using the remotely managed host system.
Assess the appropriate checkboxes under the “Drives” that you need to utilize then click “OK.” The previous screen under “Local devices and resources” will appear.

6 Click the “Experience” tab. Change the connection speed between your client system and the host computer by simply clicking on the drop-down menu and choosing the appropriate connection. Check the checkbox in the bottom left corner of the display to reconnect automatically if connection is interrupted.

Remote Desktop Connection Experience

7 Click the “Connect” button situated in the bottom right corner of the dialog box. A message will come up asking for a confirmation to connect. Click the “Connect” button located in the bottom right edge of the message, and a Windows Security dialog box will appear asking for your own username and password.

8 Input password and the username that is registered in the host computer. Click the “OK” button in the bottom right corner of the screen to continue. (make sure that the host computer is password protected on unique username you need to log in to. it is difficult to attach to non-password username)

Remote Desktop Windows Security dialog box

It can take as much as a number of minutes to get connected to the host system.


The host system must have the remote desktop connection empowered in it. Only then can the client system get it. That is not just impossible in the event the systems are Professional, Greatest, or Windows Vista. Remote desktop connection is not accessible in Windows Home Premium users.
The screen of the host system gets locked in its remote place once you remotely connect to the host system. Thus, ensure that no one is working on the host system before remotely accessing it.