How to Enable Remote Desktop in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to turn on or enable Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 11.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection is a tool that lets you remotely connect to another PC from anywhere. It is built into Windows and is disabled by default in Windows 11.

When you turn on Windows Desktop, you’ll be able to access your computer remotely as long as the computer is turned on and accessible over the network. From outside your home or office, you may need to use a VPN to connect to the machine.

Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

To get started with turning on Remote Desktop Connection in Windows, follow the steps below:

How to turn on Remote Desktop in Windows 11

To turn on or enable Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 11, go to the Settings page. You can get there by clicking the Start button and selecting Settings icon gear as shown below.

From the Settings page, scroll down and select Remote Desktop as shown in the image below.

On the Remote Desktop pane, move the button to enable or turn on Remote Desktop. When this enable, you will be able to connect and use the PC from another device using Remote Desktop app.

By default, the first account created on the machine is automatically added to the administrators group. Users who want to connect via Remote Desktop must be in the administrators group or member of the Remote Desktop group on the local PC.

How to add a user to Remote Desktop users group

To add users to the Remote Desktop Users group, click on the Remote Desktop users link highlighted below.

When the pane opens, click Add and begin adding users who should connect to the machine remotely.

That should do it!


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