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How to activate and use Windows 11 Remote Desktop

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to control your Windows 11 computer from another device? The truth is that yes, thanks to the Remote Desktop function of Windows 11, you will be able to control and perform tasks on your computer without having to be physically in front of it.

This is widely used in work and corporate environments in which computer technicians have remote access to workers' computers to be able to solve problems with the computer without the need for the technician to be physically present.

Windows 11's default Remote Desktop feature will allow you to connect and access your computer remotely without the need to install and use a third-party program. After activating and using the Windows 11 Remote Desktop, you will be able to perform tasks such as verifying downloads, installing programs / apps or even copying and pasting files from your computer.

The best thing about this function is that it is incorporated by default into the Windows 11 operating system so you will not have the need to install a third-party program that provides you with the remote access necessary to perform tasks on your computer without having to be in front of the screen.

Windows 11 Remote Desktop will allow you to access your computer remotely from anywhere regardless of the internet connection you are connected to. However, it is recommended that you do not use the Windows 11 Remote Desktop feature from outside your local network. That is, if our computer is at home and you are currently connected to a Wi-Fi network at an airport, there is a risk that the administrator of this Wi-Fi network will also get remote access to your home computer.

That said, in this tutorial we will show you step by step how to activate and configure the Remote Desktop function in Windows 11:

How to activate Windows 11 Remote Desktop

1. Access the Windows 11 configuration using the keyboard shortcut: Windows keyboard + I

2. Once in configuration you will have to go to: System> Remote Desktop.

3. On this screen you will see the option whose switch you must activate: Remote Desktop

4. A Blue window will automatically appear in which you will be asked, Enable Remote Desktop? And what you will have to click on the button: Confirm

5. Once enabled, we recommend that you also check the box: Require devices to use Network Level Authentication to connect.

6. Another blue window will appear with the question Allow connections with network level authentication only? to which you will have to select the option: Confirm.

Important: After activating this option, you must add the password of the Windows user account of the remote computer to authenticate in the local network. Only after successful authentication will you see the Windows login screen.

From this moment, your computer will be ready to access it remotely through another computer with Windows, MacOS, iPhone, Android or iPad

How to remotely access a Windows 11 computer

1. Install and open the official Microsoft Remote Desktop app / program: Windows, MacOS, Android or iPhone / iPad

2. Once the requested permissions are open and granted, click on the icon in the upper right corner of the screen: +

3. In the displayed menu you have to select the option: Add PC

4. On the next screen you will have to provide the following information:

PC name: PC name or

User Account: The details of the Windows user account

5. You can also activate different options corresponding to the amount of permissions and tasks that we can perform on the remote computer with Windows 11. Among the options that you can activate you will find:

  • Administrator mode
  • Change mouse buttons
  • Sound
  • Microphone
  • Camera
  • Clipboard
  • Storage.

6. When everything is according to your taste, you will have to click on: Save

7. Now you will be sent to a screen where you will have access to a card corresponding to the remote computer with Windows 11 that we will be able to access. Click on that card.

Done, now you will have remote access to your Windows 11 computer from the current device

Date update on 2021-10-19. Date published on 2021-10-19. Category: Computer class Author: Oscar olg Fuente: downloadsource