Remote management in Windows 8

There are times when it is necessary to connect to a computer that is far from the user. For example, you urgently need to download information from your home computer while you are at work. Specifically for these types of scenarios, Microsoft has made the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP 8.0) available, a technology that allows you to remotely connect to your desktop device. Let's see how to use this function.

Let's note from the outset that you can only connect remotely from the same operating systems. So you cannot make a connection between Linux and Windows without installing special software and without much effort. However, let's see how easy it is to establish a connection between two Windows computers.

There are some important points to review before doing anything:

  • Make sure the device is turned on and does not go into sleep mode during operation;
  • The device to which access is requested must have a password. Otherwise, the connection will not be made for security reasons;
  • Make sure both devices have the current version of network drivers. You can update the software on the official website of the device manufacturer or by using special software.

Also read: How to update your computer's drivers

Set up a PC to connect

  1. The first thing to do is enter "System properties".. To do this, click on the PCM in the shortcut This computer. and select the appropriate item.

  2. Next, in the left side menu, click on the line "Configure remote access.".

  3. In the window that opens, display the tab "Remote access".. To allow the connection, check the corresponding box and, just below, uncheck the network authentication box. Don't worry, this won't affect security, as anyone who decides to connect to your device without warning will have to enter their PC password anyway. Click on "AGREE"..

At this point, the setup is complete and you can proceed to the next point.

Connecting to a remote desktop in Windows 8

You can remotely connect to your computer using the usual system tools or using additional software. And the second way has a number of advantages, which we will tell you about below.

Also read: Remote access programs

Method 1: TeamViewer

TeamViewer is a free program that will provide you with complete functionality for remote administration. There are also some additional functions such as conferencing, phone calls, and others. Interestingly, it is not necessary to install TeamViewer, just download and use it.

For the program to work, you have to run it on two computers: yours and the one you are going to connect to.

To establish a remote connection, start the program. In the main window you will see the following fields "Your identification". и "Password". - fill in these fields. Then enter your partner ID and click the button "Connect with the partner.". It only remains to enter the code that will appear on the screen of the computer you are connecting to.

Also read: How to connect remote access with TeamViewer

Method 2: AnyDesk

Another free program that many users choose is AnyDesk. It is a great solution with a clear and easy-to-use interface, with which you can configure remote access in just a few clicks. The connection is made through an internal AnyDesk address, as in other similar programs. To ensure security, it is possible to set an access password.

AnyDesk also needs to run on two computers to work.

Connecting to the other computer is very easy. After starting the program, you will see a window where your address appears, and there is also a field to enter the address of the remote PC. Enter the desired address in the field and press Connect..

Method 3: Windows Tools

If you like Metro UI, you can download and install the free Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection app from the store. But Windows RT and Windows 8 already have an installed version of this program and we will use it in this example.

  1. We are going to open the standard Windows utility that can be used to connect to a remote computer. To do this, press the shortcut key Win + R, a dialog box will open "Run".. Enter the following command there and press "AGREE".:


  2. In the window that you will see, you have to enter the IP address of the device you want to connect to. Then press Connect..

  3. This will bring up a window in which you will see the username of the computer you are connecting to, as well as a field for the password. If everything is done correctly, you will be taken to the desktop of the remote PC.

As you can see, configuring remote access to the desktop of another computer is not difficult at all. In this article we have tried to describe the configuration and connection process as clearly as possible, so that no difficulties arise. But if you still don't have something - write us in the comments and we will surely answer you.

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