One of the more frequently asked questions on the internet is, “How do I control the desktop remotely?” People always want to “take back” control of their computers from someone else, and for excellent reasons. Having the ability to control your computer from a distance (even “remotely”) is a huge advantage in today’s day and age. And play online games while they’re away from home. But what about those times when you need to get something done on your PC, but you’re not at home (or the office)?
Some people also use web-based applications such as control desktop remotely to control their remote desktops. However, the Windows operating system offers built-in features that make it very simple for anyone at home to get into control of their desktop from any location. The following article will detail how to control the desktop remotely and provide some tips for securing your remote desktop.
Be sure to check out the technical details before downloading an app: most paid apps come with many features, such as a desktop manager and comprehensive support for multiple computers. And, most importantly, make sure the app is compatible with your Windows version!
The next step in controlling the desktop remotely is installing a “Splashtop” application. A Splashtop allows you to show a window on your remote computer whenever you want (instead of just displaying one window on your local PC). This enables you to control multiple computers remotely, even when they’re not connected to the Internet. To set up Splashtop, go to Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Splashtop tab, and click the “Automatic Splashtops.”
Next, install a remote access tool available on the Internet, such as Google Authenticate or Windows Live Server. These remote desktop tools allow you to log into your remote computer as a user rather than its administrator. For example, giving your username something like “administrator” and creating a password. These steps should be done precisely as you would if you were to connect to a computer with an IP address. (IP address is the number that represents the computer’s network adapter.)
Next, buy a small portable and easy-to-use printer for printing your desktop documents. For printing to a remote computer, you can use the Print Preview feature found in Windows. This allows you to view your document exactly as it appears on your computer display – including color, format, and scale, and it saves you from having to convert the document to a text or jpeg format, which typically involves scanning cropping, or flipping the image for precision. If you use Microsoft Word to edit files, you can also use Microsoft Office Word 2021 to edit remote files. Please save the file as an a.txt file instead of an a.jpg file to save disk space and send it to your remote desktop.
Set up a virtual private LAN or VLAN for controlling and managing your remote computers. Each network in your VLAN should have its username and password. In a nutshell, you create a VLAN, define its member computers, and assign each one a unique IP address. Your VLAN’s members can then access their individual computers on the network using any browser on the Internet that can connect to the lanvisor.
With all of your computers located on the same network, you don’t need to be physically present to control them. For example, if you have a workstation that is up and running but has a significant system error, you can log into your workstation from any location. You can also quickly troubleshoot a complex system by accessing two web browsers’ net control and viewing the error code. Then, you can use the fix command in the System and Maintenance control panel to set the system to be functional again.