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How to Set Up Remote Desktop on a Windows 10 PC

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Set up a remote computer desktop. This article will show you how to create remote desktops in Windows 10 as well as how to connect to another computer over the internet.

Setup Remote Desktop Windows 10

Next, go to Settings > System > Remote Desktop. Next, turn on the slider that reads Enable remote desktop. Search for Settings Allow an application through Windows Firewall. Finally, toggle Remote Desktop between private and public.

Remote Desktop Connection can only be used if Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise is installed. Quick Assist is available for remote control of Windows 10 Home computers.

  1. Click on the Windows Start Button.
  2. Next, click Settings. A gear-shaped icon will be displayed right above the power button.
  3. Next, click System.
  4. Next, click Remote Desktop on the left sidebar. This icon looks similar to signs that point at one another and greater than or less than.
  5. Next, click on Enable Remote Desktop. This will open a new browser.
  6. Click on Confirm to confirm that the remote desktop is enabled. To allow remote access to another machine, you will need to modify your firewall settings.
  7. Next, type the firewall in the search box. Scroll down to the top of your left sidebar, and click on the search box for “Firewall “.
  8. Next, choose Allow an application through Windows firewall.
  9. Click Edit settings. After clicking Modify Settings, your apps turn black and will become enabled.
  10. To the right, click the Remote Desktop checkbox. You must make sure that both the Public and Private checkboxes are checked.
  11. Click OK.


It is possible to access the computer via the internet once you have enabled remote desktop.

Remote Access via the Internet

Remote access via the Internet to another computer is possible in two ways, depending on whether they are connected over the same network. To set up port forwarding, you will need your public IP address.

Remote Access from Your Network to a Computer via the Internet

Remotely access another computer in your network using the Remote Desktop Connection app Type the name of the computer, username and password.

 This can be done from any computer that you wish to access the internet.

  1. Type More into your search bar, and then click Open.
  2. Enter the name of your computer. These details can be found right next to the Description and name of the device . You can write down the name, copy it, and then paste it into an email or text document.
    If you find the name too complex, click on the Rename This Computer link below. This will let you choose your name.
  3. Next, open Windows Search Bar. Type remote desktop connectivity. In the lower-left corner, you will find the magnifying glass icon.
  4. Next, click Open.
  5. Next, click Show Options. This can be found in the lower left corner.
  6. Next, enter the name of your computer. This is the name of your computer that you copied in step 1.
  7. Enter your username. To locate your username, click Settings > Accounts
  8. Next, click Connect.
    You can modify additional settings by clicking the Display and Local Resources tabs
  9. Please enter your password and click OK. The password that you use to log into the lock screen is
    You may be asked to connect, even if the remote computer cannot identify you. Click on Yes.
  10. Wait until remote connection configuration is complete.

Remote Access to another computer within your network

  1. Use the web browser. This can be done from your remote computer or host computer.
  2. Type What is my IP?
  3. Copy your public IP address. A collection number separated with periods is your public IP address.
    Tell anyone you don’t trust the public IP address. This information could be used for hacking into your computer and to steal personal information.
  4. Next, open TCP port 329 on your router. This guide will take you step-by-step through the process. How do I Port Forward?
    It is essential to establish a static IP address on each computer that you wish to access.
  5. Next, launch Remote Desktop Connection. This can be done from either your client computer or host computer.
  6. In the Computer field, enter your public IP address. This is the IP address that you copied earlier.
  7. Click Connect.
  8. Your credentials are required. You must log in to Windows Security with your credentials.
  9. Click OK.
    You may be asked to connect, even if the remote computer cannot identify you. Click on Yes.
  10. Wait until remote connection configuration is complete.

Remote access is possible with a simpler approach than traditional remote control. Learn how you can remotely manage Windows 10 computers and Mac computers.


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