How to remote desktop from Mac to Windows

How to remote desktop from Mac to Windows


If you run a business with multiple employees, some of your workers will inevitably use Apple computers at home and Windows computers at work, necessitating a remote desktop connection. Remote desktop technology enables you to control one computer from another remotely, and is becoming increasingly commonplace.

It’s possible to remote desktop from Mac to Windows simply, and via some of the best remote desktop software available. We compiled this guide on how to remote desktop from Mac to Windows below, as well as other guides outlining how to use remote desktop on Mac, and how to use remote desktop on Windows 10.

How to remote desktop from Mac to Windows: Preparation 

To prepare your Windows PC for a remote desktop connection, log in and navigate to the Start menu. In the Start menu, search for Control Panel. Navigate to the System and Security tab, and click “Allow Remote Access” under the System heading. 

Screenshot of Win10 Remote Desktop menu

Use this menu to configure your Windows PC’s remote desktop settings (Image credit: Microsoft)

In the resultant pop-up window, click the Remote tab. Near the bottom, under the Remote Desktop heading, you will see a radio button labeled “Allow remote connections to this computer”. Click it to enable a second radio button, which will ask if you want to allow remote connections only from computers running remote desktop with Network Level Authentication (NLA).

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