Enable, Disable Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 10/8.1

The Remote Desktop Protocol in Windows provides a graphical interface to the user, when he connects his or her computer to another computer over a network connection, using the Remote Desktop Connection client software. At the same time, the other computer must be running the Remote Desktop Services server software.

In this post, we will see you can enable or disable Remote Desktop Connection in Windows.

Enable, Disable Remote Desktop Connection

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Open System Properties box via the Control Panel. Or else, open a command prompt window, type SystemPropertiesRemote.exe and hit Enter to open the Remote tab of the System Properties box.

Under Remote Desktop, you will see three options:

  • Don’t allow remote connections to this computer
  • Allow remote connections to this computer.

Additionally, you will also see the following option:

  • Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended).

Select the desired option and click on Apply.

To enable Remote Desktop Connection select Allow remote connections to this computer. Moreover, it is recommended that you Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication only.

To disable Remote Desktop Connection select Don’t allow remote connections to this computer.

If you do not wish to share your administrator credentials with others, click Select Users to add users.

remote-desktop-usersOnce this is done, you or the users will now be able to connect using the Remote Desktop Connection to your computer.

You can see here, all the Command line parameters for Remote Desktop Connection.

You might want to have a look at these posts too:

  1. Set up & use Windows Remote Assistance in Windows 10/8.1
  2. Remotely access another computer using Chrome Remote Desktop.
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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com and a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows for the period 2006-16. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.