Remote Desktop Using Chrome

Sometimes we need to access a machine from another location on a public network/over the internet. We all know to gain access to a machine requires a remote desktop feature enabled on Windows.
 
Now Google has launched a feature to enable a remote desktop using a Chrome browser which makes it fairly easy to set up and leverage the advantage of remote desktop from anywhere. 
 
Note
You should be logged-in to your Chrome browser with your Google account. 
 
Steps to set up remote access on the host computer,
  1. Open Chrome browser and enter remotedesktop.google.com/access.

    Remote desktop using chrome

  2. Under “Set up Remote Access,” click Download,

    Remote desktop using chrome

  3. Click on "Add to Chrome",

    Remote desktop using chrome

  4. Click on "Add Extension",

    Remote desktop using chrome

  5. Click "Accept & Install",

    Remote desktop using chrome

    Remote desktop using chrome

  6. Provide the machine name,

    Remote desktop using chrome

  7. Choose your PIN and click on "Start",

    Remote desktop using chrome

  8. Setup is completed and the below screen will be shown,

    Remote desktop using chrome
Steps to take remote from other machines,
  1. Open Chrome and enter remotedesktop.google.com/access.
  2. Under “Remote devices,” click on the machine name for e.g. "LAPTOP-H",

    Remote desktop using chrome

  3. It will try to connect to the remote machine,

    Remote desktop using chrome

  4. Enter your secret password,

    Remote desktop using chrome

  5. Hurry! you will be accessing your remote machine,

    Remote desktop using chrome

    Remote desktop using chrome

Conclusion

 
We have successfully enabled the remote desktop feature using the Chrome browser extension, which is useful in many situations.