Connect to a Remote PC from Windows

If you need to connect to a Virtual PC or a DES PC remotely, you can use Remote Desktop Connection. Follow the steps below to connect.


  1. Click the Start button, scroll down to Windows Accessories, and click the shortcut for Remote Desktop Connection.


  2. At the RDC window, type the PC name or IP address of the remote pc in the Computer field.

  3. Click the Show Options button and type the username of the account you'll use to log in. If you wish to save your credentials so you don’t need to enter them each time, check the box next to Allow me to save credentials and click Connect.


  4. Enter your password at the credentials window. Click OK. You may receive a message saying that the identity of the remote computer cannot be verified. Check the box for Don't ask me again for connections to this computer and click Yes.


  5. You should now be logged into the remote computer. 


Adjust Remote Desktop Settings

From the setup screen for Remote Desktop Connection, you can tweak several of the tool's settings. Under the General tab, you can save the settings for this remote session to an RDP file and then copy that file to another computer to transfer those settings. The Display tab allows you to change the size and color depth of the remote window.



Under Local Resources, you can configure audio settings, choose when to apply Windows key combinations, and select which local resources you want to use during a remote session. You can also manually adjust the connection speed to control performance under the Experience tab and set the default action for server authentication by clicking the Advanced tab.