How to enable remote desktop on Windows

In this tutorial, we will see the steps required to enable remote desktop on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Enable remote desktop on Windows7 and Windows 8.1

Windows users can enable remote desktop using the option available as part of Advanced System Settings.

Access System Settings on Windows 7

Right Click on the  Computer menu available under Start Menu and select Properties.

Computer Menu - Windows 7

This should display the System settings window, click on the Advanced system settings link to view System Properties window

Access System Settings on Windows 8

Right click on Windows icon and select System from the menu list.


This would display the following System screen with Advanced system settings option.


Click the Advanced system settings and navigate to Remote tab in System Properties window.

In Remote tab and under Remote Desktop section, options are available to enable or disable Remote Desktop feature.


The default Remote Desktop option is “Don’t allow connections to this computer”. If you want to allow Remote Desktop access, then you can select “Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop”. You can also provide restrictive access by using the Select Users button and specify the users who can remotely connect to the computer.

Remote Desktop Users - Windows 7

In Category: Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8

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