Use Remote Desktop Connection on Internet
Discuss remote desktop connection. Give tips to use it on the Internet.
Remote desktop connection is a software that helps you in gaining access to other computers through your computer. You can access all the programs, files and other data of client computer using the host computer with remote desktop connection. Remote desktop connection allows you to have full control of the work computer right from your home computer. Using this software, you can remotely connect to other computers over local area network or the Internet. After entering the administrator password you can access the client computer and perform operations like uploading, downloading and even file transfers. The remote desktop connection program which is also abbreviated as RDP is a built-in software that Microsoft provides to the users.
Following are the information on using remote desktop connection over Internet:
- Use the connection over Internet
- Things to be kept in mind
The remote desktop connection software is very useful in situations where you cannot have physical access to the computer on which you need to work on. Either through network or through the Internet connection you can have access to the computer situated at other location using a host computer having remote desktop connection software. You can continue your office work at home by leaving the programs running at work and when you reach home you can find the office desktop displayed on your home computer with the same program running.
Use the connection over Internet
To use remote desktop connection over Internet, you need to log in to the host computer and then type 'mstsc' in the 'Run' box of 'Start' menu. On clicking 'Ok' you can find the remote desktop connection window. Next, you need to enter the IP address or the host name of the remote computer and then click on 'Connect' option. Now on entering the username and password and clicking 'Ok' you will be connected to the remote computer through your Internet connection.
Before starting to use the remote desktop connection software you need to make sure to use the correct IP address of remote computer or else connection will not be successful. The most important thing to be kept in mind is that you need to close all the browser windows after finishing the application or else someone may access your computer and the remote computer as well.
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