Remote Desktop Connection (Windows) - How to Configure Your Office Computer for a Remote Desktop Connection

This document explains how to configure your office computer to accept a Remote Desktop Connection.

Enable Remote Desktop Connection:

    1. Navigate to Control Panel > System and Security > System
    2. Press Advanced System Settings link
    3. Press the Remote tab
    4. Select Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure)

Note: If you are running an operating system newer than Windows 7 you will need to uncheck the "Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication" box.

5. Press the Select Users button.


In the Remote Desktop Users window, under the white box, it should say “CAMPUS\username already has access”, where username is the currently logged in user.

6. Press OK.

Change Power Options Settings:

Make sure your office computer stays awake so it can respond to Remote Desktop Connection requests.

  1. Go to the Start Menu and search for and run “change when the computer sleeps”.  Note: In Windows 10, search for "edit power plan" instead.
  2. In the “Put the computer to sleep” drop down menu, select Never.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Note:  Remember to leave your computer on when you leave. If you shut it down, you won’t be able to connect.

To remotely control your computer from off campus, please see Remote Desktop Connection (Windows) - Remotely Control Your Office Computer From Off Campus .

To remotely control your computer from on campus, please see Remote Desktop Connection (Windows) - Remotely Control Your Office Computer From On Campus .


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Owner:Dava R.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-04-20 11:00 CDTUpdated:2016-02-01 18:28 CDT
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