Windows 8 App Feature Remote Desktop

Introduction

 
In this article, we are going to explain the Windows Store apps feature "Remote Desktop". Make sure Remote Desktop is turned on before using it to connect between machines.
 

Procedure for the Windows Store app feature "Remote Desktop"

 
Step 1
 
First, we open the Windows 8 Start Screen and click the "Remote Desktop" Tile.
 
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Step 2
 
Then the Remote Desktop starts and we specify the IP address of the machine we want to connect to in the field at the bottom of the screen and click "Connect".
 
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Step 3
 
You can work with apps and desktops that have RDP enabled. Or, we can connect to PCs on a corporate network via a VPN.
 
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Step 4
 
Then we enter the username and password and click "OK".
 
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Step 5
 
The first time we connect to a machine on our local network, we'll get a warning message about verifying the identity of the remote PC. Check to not ask again, then "Connect Anyway".
 
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Step 6
 
Now we're connected to the remote computer. Here I 'm connecting to a Windows 7 computer with a Windows 8 VM running.
 
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Step 7
 
Each machine we connect to will be stored as a tile; we can pull up and connect to multiple machines if we need to. Or click the Add icon to connect to a different computer on the network.
 
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Being able to connect to various machines remotely is a great feature for Administrators to work on other Windows computers. The cool thing is it's still available in Windows 8.
 

Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Windows 8 App Feature Remote Desktop.