Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a protocol developed by Microsoft that allows graphical connection to a remote computer, file sharing, printer sharing and other resource sharing.


This post provides the necessary steps you need to enable rdp on Windows 10.


Note that the RDP server is not available in Windows Home Edition, and it is disabled by default in other versions of Windows 10.


How To Enable Remote Desktop On Windows 10 Pro

Click on Start, then select Settings.

In the Windows Settings window, click System.

On the left side, choose remote desktop.

Click on the slider to enable remote desktop.

In the Remote Desktop Settings window, click Confirm.


Now the remote desktop is enabled, but only the administrator can access the computer.


Add User To Remote Desktop In Windows 10

In the Remote Desktop window, navigate to the User Accounts section, then click Select users that can remotely access this PC.

Click Add.

Type the name of the user you want to add, then click check name.

Click OK to close the Select Users window.

Select OK to close Remote Desktop Users window.


To be able to find the computer on your network, you must turn on network discovery on Windows 10.


Enable Discovery Mode using Show Settings

Go to Start and select Settings.

In the Windows Settings window, click System.

On the left side, select remote desktop.

Click Show setting on “Make my PC discoverable on private networks to enable automatic connection from a remote device”

In the discovery mode section, check Turn on network discovery.

Select Save changes.


Turn On Discovery Mode On Windows 10

Right click on Start, then select Network Connections.

Click on Network and Sharing Center.

Choose Change advanced sharing settings.

Check Turn on network discovery, then click Save changes.


Video to show you how to enable remote desktop on Windows 10.



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