How To Set Up Remote Access Windows 7?

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Remote Desktop is disabled by mặc định in Windows, but it’s easy enough khổng lồ turn on if you want your PC lớn be remote control requests from the network.

Remote Desktop allows you to lớn take remote control over another networked PC. It’s comprised of a Remote Desktop hệ thống service that allows connections lớn the PC from the network and a Remote Desktop client that makes that connection to lớn a remote PC. The client is included in all editions of Windows—trang chủ, Professional, Enterprise, và so on. The server part is only available on Professional & Enterprise versions. This means that you can initiate a Remote Desktop connection from pretty much any PC running Windows, but you can only connect to lớn PCs running a Pro or Enterprise edition.

Of course, if you are running a Home edition of Windows on a PC to which you want to make a connection, you can always use a third party service lượt thích TeamViewer, or even Chrome.

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We’re going to cover Windows 10 in this article, but the instructions should work fine for Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10. The screens might look slightly different (especially in Windows 8), but it’s all roughly the same thing.

Hit Start, type “remote access,” & then cliông xã the “Allow remote access lớn your computer” result.


In the “System Properties” window, on the “Remote” tab, select the “Allow remote connections to this computer” option.

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In Windows 8 và 10, the option for only allowing connections from PCs running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication is also enabled by mặc định. Modern versions of Windows all tư vấn this màn chơi of authentication, so it’s best lớn leave sầu it enabled. If you must allow connections from PCs running Windows XPhường or earlier, you’ll need lớn disable this option.


If you’re using Windows 7 or Vista, things work the same, but are presented in a slightly different way. Notice that you have sầu three distinct options in Windows 7—don’t allow remote access, allow connections from any version of Remote Desktop, and allow only connections that run with Network Level Authentication. The overall choice is the same, though.


On any version of Windows, you can also clichồng the “Select Users” button khổng lồ set up specific users that are allowed to lớn make remote connections. When you’re done setting things up, cliông chồng the “OK” button to lớn have your PC start listening for remote connections.

If you’re planning lớn connect from other PCs on the same local network, that should be all you have sầu to lớn bởi vì. Windows automatically creates exceptions in the Windows Firewall lớn allow remote connection traffic to lớn get through.

You can start a remote connection from those computers by clicking Start, typing “remote,” & then choosing the “Remote Desktop Connection” result. Just type in the name or IP address for the PC to lớn initiate the connection.


RELATED: How to lớn Access Windows Remote Desktop Over the Internet

If you’re planning lớn connect lớn the remote PC over the Internet, you’ll have sầu to bởi vì a little extra thiết đặt that involves allowing Remote Desktop traffic through your router và forwarding those types of packets lớn the right PC. Cheông xã out our guide to lớn accessing Remote Desktop over the Internet for more information about that.