How to enable Remote Desktop on Windows 11
Do you need to access your files and apps remotely on Windows 11 with multiple users?
If so, use these steps to enable Remote Desktop with Thinstuff.
On Windows 11 the ability to enable Remote Desktop lets you access a device from another location using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to offer assistance or control a device without being physically present at the location.
By default, only one user can access your Windows 11 remotely. With Thinstuff XP/VS Terminal Server, you can easily extend this limitation and connect with multiple users at the same time.
In this guide, you will learn the steps to enable Remote Desktop to manage a computer or access files and apps with multiple users remotely on Windows 11.
Step 1: Enable Remote Desktop on Windows 11 with Settings
To enable Remote Desktop on Windows 11 through the Settings app, use these steps:
- 1. Open Settings app on Windows 11.
- 2. Click on System on the left side.
- 3. Scroll down to Remote Desktop on the right side and click on it.
- 4. Turn on the Remote Desktop toggle switch.
- Click on the Confirm button.
Step 2: Install XP/VS Terminal Server
To install XP/VS Terminal Server for Windows 11, use these steps:
- 1. Download and install XP/VS Terminal Server from here.
- 2. Reboot your machine.
- 3. Open Settings app on Windows 11.
- 4. Scroll down to Remote Desktop on the right side and click on it.
- 5. Click on Remote Desktop users to select the users who should be allowed to connect.
Once you complete the steps, you can connect to your computer using any modern Remote Desktop app (recommended).
When using the Remote Desktop feature, make sure to use the “Network Level Authentication” option to make the connection more secure. Also, the settings page displays the current Remote Desktop port in case you need to configure a router to allow remote connections outside of the network. If nothing changes on your device, the port number should always be 3389.