How To Set Up Remote Desktop in a Workgroup

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How To Set Up Remote Desktop in a Workgroup
A Windows Workgroup requires less security. (data security image by dinostock from

A Windows Workgroup is a small network used in homes or small offices. The Workgroup set-up is used when you do not need added security on the network, and all users are trusted with access to each computer. Remote Desktop is available on each Windows computer, but it is not enabled until you configure the settings manually. In a Workgroup, the Remote Desktop settings are enabled and no additional user security is required.

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  1. 1

    Click the Windows "Start" button. Right click "Computer." In the menu, click "Properties." This opens a system window.

  2. 2

    Click the "Remote" tab. Click the option "Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop" in the "Remote" section of the system configuration window.

  3. 3

    Click "OK" to save your settings. This enables Windows Remote Desktop and does not apply any security for the Workgroup network.

Tips and warnings

  • Home editions of Windows do not include Remote Desktop.

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