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Tutorial: Enable remote desktop in Windows 8

Enable remote desktop in Windows 8

1.Press the Win+R hot key to initiate the Run dialog box. Type cmd and press Enter.



2. In the command prompt that opens up, type in SystemPropertiesRemote.exe. When you hit Enter, you would be prompted with a new window having a list of remote network connection options. Make sure to select the 2nd radio button that says Allow connections from Computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure). Now Click OK




3. Obtain the IP address of your computer by typing ipconfig in the command prompt. Your IP address is the one which has IPv4 Address written against it.

4. On the machine from which you want to access the newly setup remote desktop, once again press the Win+R hot key and type in mstsc without the quotes. Enter the IP that you received from your own system to get connected.

Done!