Allows you to configure your PC for remote access from your Desktop

Microsoft Remote Desktop

Microsoft Remote Desktop

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  • Latest Version

    Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.3012 LATEST

  • Review by

    Daniel Leblanc

  • Operating System

    Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Microsoft Corporation / External Link

  • Filename

    Microsoft Remote Desktop Installer.exe

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Microsoft Remote Desktop allows users of all knowledge levels to establish a direct connection with their distant PC and take control over their desktop, apps, files, attached hardware, and network resources, just like as if they are actually sitting at the desk near that computer. Since the first introduction of this service several decades ago, it has managed to grow into one of the most popular features for remote error troubleshooting and data access for people who are not able to physically visit their PCs.

The latest version of Microsoft Remote Desktop is fully optimized for Windows 10/Windows 11 and brings a streamlined way to access remote PCs in the fewest steps possible.

It can be used in a variety of ways, from connecting to your home PC from work (or vice versa) to get access to some file you forgot, to help your friends to configure some particular Windows 11/10 settings that they cannot manage themselves, troubleshoot various issues for your family members, or simply to remotely check on your home or work PC as they are being actively used to perform specific tasks.

Once the remote connection is established, you can freely copy files between two Windows OS instances, with full support for dragging and dropping files, touch interface for tablet users, and secure data transfers. While the remote network connection is established using advanced networking techniques that are perfect for app management and still-image broadcasting, you can also share a desktop view for multimedia (video and games). This latest version of Microsoft Remote Desktop supports high-quality video and audio streaming.

Installation and Use

Before trying to connect to remote PC, it is highly recommended to first check if all the settings are properly configured, most notably your user permissions, firewall settings, and network access. The connection can be established both via ethernet and public internet, via cable, Wi-Fi, or mobile networks.

Be aware, that if you activate the Remote Sharing feature on your PC, you are opening your PC to be accessed by anyone who is on your list of approved users, as well as to anyone who has administrative privileges (which is especially notable in work or education organizations).

The entire app weighs in at less than 40 MB and can be downloaded and installed in mere seconds if you have a fast internet connection. Before clicking on the connect button, know that this app will require a wide set of user/admin permissions in order for the connection to the distant PC could be established. This includes network access, internet connection, access to input capture, microphone, file system, domain credentials, and more.

Features and Highlights
  • The official Windows 11/Windows 10 remote desktop application of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Easily access your remote PCs at home or work.
  • Establish a remote connection to remote resources made available by your IT admin at work or school.
  • Full support for mouse & keyboard and touch interface.
  • Access remote storage, control apps, and troubleshoot any issues without physically going to target PC.
  • Simple management of all available remote PC connections.
  • Supports high-quality audio and video streaming.
  • Built-in support for PC access from modern smartphones.
  • 100% FREE!
Also Available: Download Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac

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