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How to Access Windows Programs Remotely

  • August 15, 2022
  • Author: V2 Cloud

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How to Access Windows Programs Remotely

For many users new to Windows, it can look impossible to access programs on the operating system remotely. A few users also think accessing a program remotely requires costly and complicated software and exquisite technical knowledge. However, this is not how it goes.

In this quick guide, let me show you how you can access Windows programs remotely without issues.

Use Remote Desktop Connection

Remote Desktop Connection is a Windows tool that allows you to access a host computer remotely. Once the host computer runs on a Windows Pro, Enterprise, or Ultimate version, is powered on, and is connected to the same network, you can remotely access Windows programs.

The steps below show how to use Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 11.

Step 1

Open Settings and navigate to System > Remote Desktop.

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Toggle the switch to enable Remote Desktop.

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Check the box “Require computers to use Network Level Authentication (NLA) to connect."

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Step 2

Open the Control Panel and ensure it is in Category.

Click on System and Security.

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Click on Allow an app through Windows Firewall.

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Click on Change Settings

Scroll down to Remote Desktop and tick the box for Private and Public

Step 3

Launch the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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Enter the command ipconfig and note the IPv4 Address.

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Step 4

Launch the Remote Desktop Connection app.

Type the copied IPv4 address of the host computer.

Click on the Show Option to tick the Allow me to save credentials box.

Click Connect.

Enter the host computer’s username and password.

Check the Remember Me box and click OK.

If you receive a message saying the remote computer’s identity is not verifiable, check the box “Don’t ask me again for connections to this computer" and click Yes.

You should be able to connect to the computer remotely. You can also adjust the display and audio settings on the Remote Desktop Connection App.

Use Chrome Browser

Chrome is suitable for simple remote access even though it is more popular as a browser. Install the browser on the host computer and follow the steps below to use it to access Windows programs remotely.

There are two ways to access Windows programs remotely: your computer and another user’s computer.

For Your Computer

To access Windows programs on your computer on another computer, you should ensure the following:

  • Both computers are online
  • Both computers use the same Gmail account

Follow the steps below on how to go about the method:

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Step 1

Visit the Chrome Remote Desktop web app

Click on Add to Chrome to download the Chrome Remote Desktop extension.

Accept and install the extension.

Choose a name.

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Create a PIN

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Grant the necessary permissions to allow the app to initiate a remote connection.

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The computer will be visible remotely henceforth.

Step 2

Log in to the remote desktop website using the credential you created

You can access the computer remotely as if you are using the host computer

For Another User Computer

Remotely accessing another person’s desktop using Chrome is a little different. Nevertheless, both computers have an internet connection. Follow the steps below on how to go about the method

Step 1

The other user should do the following:

Download and install the Chrome Remote Desktop web app on the host computer

Choose the name for your computer.

Create a PIN.

Grant the necessary permissions to allow the app to initiate a remote connection.

The computer will be visible remotely henceforth.

Step 2

The other user should do the following:

Log in to the remote desktop website using the credential you created.

Navigate to Remote Support.

Under the Share the screen, click on Generate Code.

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Copy the code generated

Step 3

You should do the following: Log in to the remote desktop website using your credential.

Navigate to Remote Support.

Enter the code in the Connect to Another Computer tab.

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Click on Connect.

Use Third-Party Software

Many software allows you to access the windows program remotely. Popular ones include TeamViewer, Supremo, and AnyDesk.

Why Not Try V2 Cloud?

The above methods of accessing Windows programs remotely require an internet connection or same network and you setting up the host computer. However, with V2 Cloud, you have a standalone cloud desktop infrastructure that allows you to access your data remotely. You can use V2 Cloud to access a full desktop, but also specific applications only. No need to have any IT knowledge as shown here :

https://v2cloud.com/tutorials/how-to-publish-a-windows-application-on-v2-cloud

V2 Cloud boasts unequal user experience and performance. It is a simple and stable option for small or large businesses.

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