How to work with the application «Remote desktop» in Windows 8.1 and 10
With the release of Windows 8 in its app store appeared similar to the regular utility remote access to local network via RDP. Modern application «Remote desktop» adapted to work on devices with small screens and touch controls. After the release of Windows 10 this app became available for the new version of the system. In the Windows store you can install it for free.
1. About the app
Modern application compared to a desktop utility to connect to remote desktop, slightly trimmed in functionality, but well designed to work on tablets. Large size controls allow comfortable working with remote computers, even if the main computer will be a tablet with 8-inch screen.
The restrictions, in particular, touched upon the possibility to connect to the remote computer the hard disk partitions of the primary computer, its USB storage, and select the screen resolution of the remote desktop. However, most of the functionality of desktop from Modern utility-the application is still inherited. It allows you to connect to a remote computer printers, smart cards, microphones, choose the connection option with or without sound in order to save system resources. Instead of setting the color depth and screen resolution as it offers utility desktop connection RDP, modern application in order to save computer resources allows you to configure the enable or disable visual effects. Individual settings have the opportunity to choose the speed of the touch pointer.
2. The terms of the RDP connection
As desktop utility application «Remote desktop» works with system versions below Windows not Pro (Professional). And in the same way as a desktop utility, Modern application establishes a connection via RDP, subject to fulfilment of other requirements is the password the account on the remote computer and activate the remote connection.
Activate the remote connection on the remote computer is a standard procedure:
- Press key + Pause to open the section «System»;
- Remember the computer name, if the work is done with local accounts;
- Select the option configure remote access.
- In system properties, check allow remote connections;
- If the permission is not for administrator account, and regular user account, having the administrator password, click «Select users»;
- Then press the «Add» button and specify the user name.
After obtained the IP address of the remote computer can run the application «Remote desktop».
3. The connection to the remote computer
The application interface is extremely simple, devoid of unnecessary buttons and controls. In the main window at the bottom you will see a field to enter the IP address of the remote machine. Next, click «Connect».
Enter the account credentials on the remote computer. For Microsoft accounts, the user name is the email address provided during registration. For local accounts, enter the computer name and user name without spaces using the backslash as indicated in the screenshot below. Enter the password. Put a check mark to the application to remember this information and click «OK».
When validating the remote computer, click «connect anyway».
After connecting you will see the remote desktop with call button some options at the top of the window.
4. Options and parameters
Options is opened by pressing the button at the top of the application window a bit. At the top is a button connect to another remote computer. At the bottom you can go to the application home page, where previews of the computers that previously had remote access. There is a zoom button of the screen.
If the remote computer is running Windows 8.1, these options include the button to call the miracle panel, switch between apps and call up the initial screen «start».
The application settings are in the settings. Windows 10 settings available in the standard menu in the top left corner. Express-method call application settings in Windows 8.1 – hot key + I. Select the «connection Settings».
Here are few of the list of settings you can remove some of them to reduce the consumption of system resources of the main computer. For example, to abandon visual effects, clean sound.
5. Change the account on the remote computer
If the remote computer you want to connect to another account, should the existing authorization information tied to a specific IP address to delete. This is done on the home page that appears when you start the application. Select, preview remote desktop, context menu and click «Edit».
At the bottom of the window options that are available to change, there is a button to delete the user name and password. Click it.
With the new subscription, select the «Other account» and enter the new authorization data.
6. The «Share»Function
Like other Windows Store app, «Remote desktop» a regular «Share» function. The screenshot of the application window can be sent by mail, on the social. network and web services notes if the computer is respectively connected regular e-mail client and installed client applications need social. networks and services notes. In Windows 10 the «Share» function implemented by the button on the standard menu in the top left corner of the window.
In Windows 8.1 system to call the function «Share» you can press the hot key + H.
the application «Remote desktop» at the link below.
Developer: Microsoft Corporation