Windows 10 Remote Desktop is disabled

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Remote desktop
Windows 10
I just got a Zenbook laptop that has Windows 10 Pro on it. But, for some reason, I can't turn on Remote Desktop. It looks like it's disabled. All of the recent Windows updates have been installed.

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Enable Remote Desktop for Windows 10 Pro
The RDP feature is disabled by default, and to turn the remote feature on, type: remote settings into the Cortana search box and select Allow remote access to your computer from the results at the top.

System Properties will open the Remote tab. From there select Allow remote connections to this computer and keep the box checked for Network Level Authentication for better security. Also, note that you will need to enable incoming remote connections on the PC you’re connecting.
Remoting Into Your PC
You have a couple of choices when it comes to how you remotely connect to the other computer. You can use the traditional desktop app or the Remote Desktop universal app. For this, I’m connecting to my Windows Home Server on my home network. I’m also going to use the app that you can install from the Store. It’s more versatile and can be used on mobile platforms including iOS and Android.

Tip: If you have a lot of PCs and devices on your home network, a useful free utility to use is Advanced IP Scanner.

Launch the app and type a name for the PC or device, its hostname or IP address, and select Connect.
Next enter the username and password used for the computer you’re connecting into. Also, if you’re going to remote into it often, check the box to remember your credentials.

Go ahead and Connect and check the box for it to not remind you again. You know what you’re doing, no reason to for Windows to be constantly nagging you.

There you have it. You can now start using the remote computer for configuration, remote support, or however you need to use it.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Is it disabled or not working? If it is disable, Frist check if it is configured properly. Open Control Panel > System and Security. Here click on Allow remote access. Under Remote Desktop make sure to select Allow remote connections to this computer. Click OK then Apply & again click OK. Also on the affected system, open command prompt and run this command like:
    netstat -a | findstr -i "Listen"
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