1. Open Remote Desktop Connection by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Remote Desktop Connection, and then, in the list of results, click Remote Desktop Connection.

  2. In the Computer box, type the IP address of the computer that you want to connect to, and then click Connect. (You can also type the computer name instead of the IP address.)


  • To find the Remote Desktop Connection shortcut, click the Start button Start button, click All Programs, and then click Accessories. To quickly open Remote Desktop Connection, click the Start button Start button, type mstsc in the search box, and then press Enter.
  • Redirecting a device on your computer makes it available for use in a Remote Desktop session. If a Remote Desktop Connection dialog box appears after you click Connect and enter your credentials, you can redirect local devices and resources, such as your local drives or Clipboard. Click Details, and then select the check box for each item you want to redirect.