This tutorial will tell you how to remotely control the Windows 11/10 virtual machine. Most people install Windows using VirtualBox and VMware. Sometimes we need to transfer files from the virtual machine to the host system and vice versa. Establishing a Remote Desktop Connection and simply carrying out a copy-paste operation is the best practice to transfer files from one Operating System to another.
To control Windows virtual machines, you need to allow remote connection first. Then, you can add users to allow him/her to connect to your computer remotely. For that, you need to follow these steps.
Remotely Control Windows Virtual Machine in Windows 11/10
To control Windows virtual machine remotely in Windows 11, follow these steps:
- Search for advanced system settings in the Taskbar search box.
- Click the search result.
- Go to the Remote tab.
- Select the Allow remote connections to this computer option.
- Click the Apply button.
- Click the Select Users button.
- Click the Add button.
- Select the user and click the OK button.
- Click the OK button again to save the change.
However, if you are using Windows 8/8.1/7, you need to follow these steps.
Remotely Control Windows Virtual Machine in Windows 8.1/8/7
Today we will see how a remote desktop connection can be established to control Windows 8 installed on VMware using a Remote Desktop connection from Windows 7 host system. But the same procedure will apply to Windows 10 too.
We will need to change some settings before starting the connection.
Settings for the Host System
- In Windows 7 host first, go to Control Panel > System and Security>System. Click on allow remote access
- Under Remote Assistance, the check-box ‘Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer’ must be checked.
- ‘Allow connections from computers running any versions of Remote Desktop’ radio button must be checked
Settings for Windows Virtual Machine
- In Windows 8 tap, the Control Panel tile.
- Go to More Settings at the bottom of the settings list. You will find the same desktop interface of the Control Panel here.
- Repeat the same operation as in Windows 7.
If you are using VMware Virtual Machine, you will find VMware Network Adapter installed in both the Host as well as Virtual System.
To find it press Window+R key to open Run command and type ncpa.cpl.
You will find VMware Network Adapter.
Assign a suitable non-identical IP Address to both the machines.
Now it’s time to start Remote Desktop Connection
- Open Remote Desktop Connection
- Type the IP Address of the Windows 8 machine and click connect
- Enter the credentials to log on to Windows.
That’s it! It’s all done!
Use Remote Desktop from Windows 8/8.1
Now if you want to use Remote Desktop from Windows 8, it is advisable to do a neat install, and Remote Desktop Connection can be established over a LAN or to another Guest System since it’s a complex case to remotely control a Host system from a Virtual Machine.
- Perform the above-mentioned settings on both the systems
- Tap the Remote Desktop Tile
- Enter the IP Address of the target system
- Enter the credentials
Now you can easily transfer files from one system to another and perform various operations easily using Remote Desktop.
How do I remotely control a VM?
To remotely control a VM or Virtual Machine, you need to follow the aforementioned steps minutely. First, you need to set things up on the host computer so that you can connect to the virtual machine. Following that, you need to enter the correct IP details on the remote computer. For your information, you need to set up the virtual machine before following all these steps.
How can I remotely control someone’s Windows computer?
There are multiple ways to control someone’s Windows computer. However, if you are using another computer, you can use remote desktop software, such as TeamViewer. It is one of the best and free solutions you can make use of to connect a Windows computer remotely.
That’s all! Hope this guide helped.