Although there are many options, Microsoft’s Remote Desktop is a perfectly logical choice to connect with other computers, but it must be secured properly. Remote Desktop is a useful tool to use after approved safety measures are in place and helps you to stop downloading third party software for this form of feature. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to activate and protect remote desktop on Windows 10.

Activate and protect Remote Desktop on Windows 10

To activate remote desktop on Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button. Type This PC in the search bar and right click on the This PC option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you right click This PC option, a menu will open. Choose the Properties option from the menu as highlighted in the above image. After this, the following screen will appear.

Click the Advanced system settings option from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you click this option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Choose the Remote tab as highlighted in the above image. As you will click the Remote tab the following options will appear.

Select the radio button named Allow remote connections to this computer. After this click the Select Users button as highlighted in the above image. The following dialogue box will appear.

Click the Add button as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you will click the Add button, the following dialogue box will open.

Now enter the user names in text area called Enter the object names to select. Then click the Check Names button to check the name is correct or not. If the name is correct, then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Click the OK button on the dialogue box named System Properties as well as follows.

Remote Desktop on Windows 10 is activated.

To protect remote desktop on Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search bar and choose the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you will click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type secpol.msc in the Open textbox and click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you click the OK button, the Local Security Policy window will open as follows.

Select the Local Policies from the left side of the screen. Then double click the User Rights Assignments option and there will be a lot of options on the right side of the screen. Now double click the option named Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services from the right pane of the screen as highlighted in the above image. As you will double click the option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Click the Add User or Group button and following dialogue box will appear.

Enter the user or group names in the text area named Enter the object names to select. Then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. After this click the OK button of properties dialogue box as well.

Close the Local Security Policy window.

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search bar and choose the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you will click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type gpedit.msc in the Open textbox and click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you click the OK button, the following screen will appear.

Navigate through the following path.

Local Computer Policy -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Security.

The following screen will appear.

Double click the option named Set client connection encryption level as highlighted in the above image. The following dialogue box will appear.

Choose the Enabled radio button. Then click Apply and OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Now Remote Desktop on Windows 10 is secured.

Conclusion

By following this procedure you will be able to activate and protect Remote Desktop on Windows 10.

How to use and protect Remote Desktop on Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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