How Do I Enable Remote Access in Windows 10 or Disable It?

Remote Access allows you or someone else to access your computer and take full access of it, like the name says. Using your credentials you or someone else has full access to all your personal files, applications and anything else located on your system. If you only want to give someone access to your computer so they can provide you technical help then consider using Remote Assistence instead of Remote Access.

Remote Access can only be enabled on Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise. If you’re running Windows 10 Home you cannot enable remote access in Windows 10

Enabling Remote Access can be considered a security risk for your computer as everyone with the correct information could potentially access your computer.

How to Enable / Disable Remote Accessn Windows 10

1. Open Control Panel. (Right-click the Start Menu button and then choose Control Panel)

2. Click on System and Security

3. Click on System

4. In the left pane, click on “Remote Settings

 

Windows 10 Remote Settings

 

 

5. Check the box “Allow¬† Remote Connections to this computer” to enable Remote Access Remove the check from the box “Allow Remote Connections to this Computer” to disable Remote Access in Windows 10.

 

Enable Remote Access in Windows 10

Enable Remote Access in Windows 10

 

It’s recommended that you enable “Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication” to ensure the security of the connection. You can also by clicking on Select Users which users have Remote Access enabled in Windows 10. This way you can block certain people from using Remote Access.

 

That’s about sums it up. If you have any more questions feel free to visit our forums where we will be happy to assist your personally. We hope this tutorial answered your question: How Do I Enable Remote Access in Windows 10 or Disable It?

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Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.
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  • Julie
    May 31, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    I have virus software on my Toshiba laptop with windows 10. Anyway I had to reinstall windows 10, I also had to reinstall the virus software. I was unable to reinstall the software, so I called Best and gave permission for an agent to help me. She reinstalled the software for me, but she never signed off of remote access. Now I am worried that she may still be able to look at all my files

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