With remote communication coming into existence a few decades back, it was about time that Microsoft also introduced remote desktop control via Windows 11. The feature allows you to control your computer from anywhere, all through an app you can use on your Android, iOS/macOS device, or another Windows PC. To control your PC remotely, there are a few restrictions you should be aware of. Firstly, the computer you wish to control remotely needs to be turned on and connected to the internet. Secondly, only the Pro version of Windows OS supports the said feature. But the same does not apply to the PC accessing controls. Now the entire process is not as simple as downloading an app only. You’ll need to configure a few settings to establish the connection. Below, we’ve discussed all the required steps to enable, configure, and use Microsoft Remote Desktop on Windows 11. So, without any delay, let’s dive straight in!

1. Enable to Use Microsoft Remote Desktop on Windows 11.

As mentioned earlier, you will not be able to use Microsoft Remote Desktop on Windows 11 unless you own the Pro version of the OS. If you’re unsure about your Windows edition, you can check it from the Windows Settings app.  The Remote Desktop feature is not enabled on Windows 11 by default. That means you’ll have to turn it on yourself if you wish to control your PC without being physically present. To do so, just follow the steps below: This should have successfully configured your system for remote access.

2. Note Down Your IP Address.

If you’re planning to set up the remote connection through the internet, it’s best to note down your computer’s IP address in case the name of your PC is not enough to establish the connection. Besides that, you’ll also have to figure out the public IP address of the remote computer. This will make it possible for you to connect from outside the network. To find out your computer’s IP address, follow these steps: To find the public IP address of your network, here’s what you need to do: The result will display your public IP address. 

3. Use Microsoft Remote Desktop App to Access Your PC.

You can remotely connect your Windows 11 PC either with another PC or an Android, iOS, or macOS device. To connect both Windows PCs with one another, the method is pretty straightforward.  Simply follow the steps below to proceed:

4. Use Remote Desktop Connection App to Access Your PC.

If, for some reason, you failed to establish a connection using the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can go back to the legacy method and use the Remote Desktop Connection app for the same purpose. Just follow the steps below to do it: After that, you will be asked to provide your password for authentication purposes.

5. Connect With Your Android, iOS, and macOS Devices.

As mentioned, you can also establish a remote connection with your PC using Android, iOS, or macOS devices. For that, you’ll first need to install the Microsoft Remote Desktop app. After that, follow the steps below to set up the remote connection:

6. Use Windows 11 PC Remotely.

Right after establishing the connection, you will be able to see your computer screen from the device you connected with. Now, using the Microsoft Remote Desktop app can be a bit tricky if you’re a beginner. To help you out, here are a few quick tips to become a master in no time: This brings us to the end of our guide on how to use Microsoft Remote Desktop on Windows 11. The above steps should help you establish the connection and use the computer remotely. For further queries, use the comment section below. If this guide helped you, please share it. 😊