Remote Desktop: Connect To Another Computer (Windows 8)

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Step 1 - On the Computer That You Want To CONNECT TO :

These steps allow for Remote Access to a specific Windows 8 Computer.  This is typically your Office Computer, however it could also be a server or other departmental resource.

1. Open the Windows 8 System folder.   

a. To do this in Windows 8 Metro, swipe in from the right edge of the screen. Tap Search.  

Search button in start menu

b. If you are NOT in Windows 8 Metro, point the mouse to the upper-right corner of the screen & move the mouse pointer down.  Click Search.

Settings section.

2. Type remote In the Search Text Box.

3. Tap Settings, located on the right. 

4. Tap Allow remote Access to your computer, located on the left.   

Remote search with the settings available

5. Enter your Admin Password or Confirm your Choice, if requested.

6. Select Allow users to connect remotely to this computer, located in the lower section. 

7. Un-check the option, Allow connection only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended).

8. Click Select Users on the bottom right of the window.

System Properties

9. Add your PAWS ID & any other users that need access access to remotely connect to your computer using Remote Desktop.

10. On the bottom right corner, click OK to save your changes after you have added all necessary Remote Desktop Users.

Remote desktop users window

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