How To Use Remote Desktop Connections– Tips & Tricks

Web Development Toronto company reports If you are a It professional or in a company  that has an internal network, you  need to use the remote desktop connection several times , here are some tips and tricks for remote desktop connections .

Remote Desktop connects two computers over a network or the Internet. Once connected, you’ll see the remote computer’s desktop as if you were sitting right in front of it, and have access to all its programs and files.

How To allow remote connections on the computer you want to connect to
  1. Open System by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.
  2. Click Remote settings. Administrator permission required If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.1ac775d3-7bb2-404c-bedc-d934c4728709_52
  3. Under Remote Desktop, select one of the three options.
  4. Click Select Users.If you’re an administrator on the computer, your current user account will automatically be added to the list of remote users and you can skip the next two steps.
  5. In the Remote Desktop Users dialog box, click Add.
  6. In the Select Users or Groups dialog box, do the following:
    • To specify the search location, click Locations, and then select the location you want to search.
    • In Enter the object names to select, type the name of the user that you want to add, and then click OK.

    The name will be displayed in the list of users in the Remote Desktop Users dialog box. Click OK, and then click OKagain.

How To start Remote Desktop on the computer you want to work from
  1. Open Remote Desktop Connection by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Remote Desktop Connection, and then, in the list of results, click Remote Desktop Connection.
  2. In the Computer box, type the name of the computer that you want to connect to, and then click Connect. (You can also type the IP address instead of the computer name.)

Customize your Remote Desktop Connection

if you really want to customize the remote desktop connection to suit your style of computer use and how you like to view screens, then click the “Options” button and enter into a whole new world of RDP.

The key on the General screen involves login details. If  you don’t want to have to enter in the server details and your credentials every time you connect to those servers that you support, you must save your details, To save your login details, check off the “Allow me to save credentials” checkbox.


When you do this, it allows you to check off the “Remember my credentials” on that first login screen, which will preserve your login details the next time you RDP to this system from this computer.

Once you’ve logged in, whenever you type in this same server where you saved your credentials, you’ll see the notification underneath the Computer field letting you know that you have saved credentials for that system. Now you just have to hit “Connect” and you’re good to go.

Customize your Remote Desktop Display

The fact about RDP is that it often defaults to opening a non-maximized window. to customize that , go to the Display tab before you connect to the remote system, and move the Display configuration slider all the way to the right. You’ll see the status under the slider change to “Full Screen”.  If you have two monitors hooked up, you’ll see the “Use all my monitors for the remote session” enabled. If you really want to get carried away, select that and the remote session window will take over both monitors, just like you’re sitting at that remote system with two screens.



Local System Resources and Scripting

Another problem with RDP is that when you’re connected to the remote system, certain Windows key combinations like alt-tab and control-alt-delete don’t work. To fix this, go to the “Local Resources” tab, and make sure the Keyboard setting for Windows key combinations is set to the display mode you typically use when using remote desktop.  Like magic – your local keyboard will act just like you’re sitting right at that remote computer.



You can also automatically launch a program on the remote system when you connect. This is actually more useful if you’re setting up clients that will be automatically connecting to a remote system, and you want it to open up some application automatically once connected to the server. This is often the case when connecting clients to a terminal server, for example.  Most people really have little use for this feature, but when needed, it can really come in handy. For this go to the “Programs” tabs check the box stated “Start the following program on connection” and fill up the path of the program .


These are the sort of tips and tricks that make the difference between an IT person that wastes all kinds of time hunting down connection details, and one that has everything created, automated, and ready to go at a moments notice.

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