How to Enable Remote Connections in Windows 10

This article will explain how you can enable remote connections so you can get access to your desktop computer with your tablet for example or to get access to your Home PC at your work.

This tutorial explains how to enable Remote Connections and does not explain how to set up your router or any other network settings.
WARNING: Never enable Remote Connections when you have any accounts without a password, especially if they are named Admin, Administrator or anything in that context.

Enable Remote Connections in Windows 10

1. Right-click the Start icon and choose Control Panel. If you have a touch enable device then touch and keep holding the start button, then choose Control Panel

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Control panel

2. Click on System and Security

System and Security How to Enable Remote Connections in Windows 10 enable remote connections

System and Security

3. Click on System

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System

4. In the left pane, choose Remote Settings

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Remote Settings

5. Now in the group “Remote Desktop” change “Don’t Allow Remote Connections to This Computer” to “Allow Remote Connections to This Computer

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Allow Remote Connections

6. Click on OK to save the changes.

You can now choose if you want to use Network Layer Authentication, if the devices are running the Remote Desktop app from Microsoft (Android, IOS and Windows Phone) or Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 then keep this box checked since it greatly increases the security of the connection. If you device is running anything lower than Windows 7 or a third-party app then this feature might cause issues.

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 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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