How to Remote Desktop to Windows

By on October 25th, 2017

How to Remote Desktop to Windows


There are several ways to connect to a remote PC across the internet such as TeamViewer, LogMeIn, GoToMyPC etc. Windows has two built-in tools to access remote PC, they are Remote Desktop Connection and Remote Assistance.  You can connect to another computer using Remote Desktop Connection that is running on windows platform. To access a remote PC via RDP, make sure that both PCs are powered up and that the remote access is enabled to your PC. To enable remote access on your PC, follow the below steps:

1) Power on your PC.

2) Click on Start >> Control panel >> System.

3) Click on the Remote settings link in the left task panel.

4) Select “System Properties” and click on “Remote” tab.

5) Select the radio button “Allow remote connections to this computer”.

6) Click Ok.

Follow the below steps to remote desktop to Windows.

1) Open the Start menu and type “Remote Desktop” in the search box and click on “Remote Desktop Connection”.

How to remote desktop to windows


2) Click on “Show options”.

How to remote desktop to windows


3) Enter the IP address and username of the target computer and click on the button “Connect”.

How to remote desktop to windows


4) Enter password of the account you configured in the target computer’s Remote Desktop settings and click on the “OK” button.

How to remote desktop to windows


You are now logged in to the target computer from your Windows workstation.


If you need any further help please do reach our support department.

24 Responses to “How to Remote Desktop to Windows”

  1. Herb Klaver says:

    It says that Windows 10 Home Edition does not support Remote Desktop.

    • Jithin says:

      Windows 10 Home doesn’t include support for remote desktop connections, you can only enable this feature on Windows 10 Pro and business variants of the operating system. You can also use other RDP client alternatives. Eg, Chrome Remote Desktop. Which is a Chrome browser plugin to access the remote desktop.

  2. Bryan says:

    Is there any options available if customer does not have a window 10 pro version? and if any instructional video available?

    • Hello Bryan,

      Greetings from InterServer support.

      Simply press Windows+R and type mstsc . That should open up remote desktop connection window from most of the Windows Operating Systems.

      Have a great day.

  3. Lisa says:

    It said something about the certificate being invalid or not trusted. I’m not sure why. I ignored it and continued and was able to log in, but do you know why that issue came up?

    • Bibin Varghese says:

      Installing an RDP SSL certificate, which will remove that error. Please contact our support via live chat or ticket system [support[at]interserver[dot]net], so we can better assist you directly.

  4. Jammer Ferrer says:

    I have a problem, mstsc always closed, i can not access

    • Bibin Varghese says:

      Please contact our support via live chat or ticket system [support[at]interserver[dot]net], so we can better assist you directly.

  5. Derek Drummond says:

    Any special requirements to log on from cell phone ?
    It looks simple but seems to always fail.

  6. jan/nazira j janmohamed says:

    i dont know how to connect if disconnected. can you please give phone no and rep extension so i can talk one on onethat way i can learn

  7. Artic says:


    You need to show where to find the Computer and username info. I’ve just signed up for a VPS account and it is not clear at all where I would get these details from?

    The information above assumes we have been given this information, maybe we have, but you guys have labelled it as something else.

  8. Azam nashith says:

    Not able to connect vps on windows laptop please help i want to run forex ea on the same.

  9. Dee says:

    I have a Mac the instructions are for windows. Please help

  10. Nancy Smith says:

    Error saying “Remote Desktop can’t connect to the remote computer for one of three reasons:
    1. Remote access to the server is not enabled, I checked, it is clicked enabled.
    2. The remote computer is turned off 3.
    The remote computer is not available on the network

  11. Shareef El Bey says:

    How does one access the remote computer from one’s cell phone?

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