There are plenty of ways a person can set up a remote desktop connection. The difficulty of establishing remote desktop access really depends on the method a person chooses to use.
People who to establish remote desktop access will basically have two options available to them. The first option is to use a program that is already comes with Microsoft operating systems. The only operating systems to include remote desktop software are Microsoft XP and those that came after it.
The second option is to use a third party program in order to establish a connection between the two computers.
Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using either method for establishing a remote desktop connection.
1. Using the preinstalled Windows solution
The ability to remotely control a computer desktop has been around for quite some time now. In fact, the first time it was ever made available commercially was when Windows XP came out.
Using the preinstalled Windows solution for remote desktop access will take a little bit of learning, although some people might find a lot of the instructions in how-to-guides to be confusing.
The nice thing about this method is that it is free and instructions on how to do it can be found on the internet, although some people might find a lot of the instructions in how-to-guides to be a bit confusing. The necessary technical skills needed in order to pull off a remote desktop connection is not that deep as even someone who barely knows a computer can pull it off.
This method however has a certain limitation. It is only possible to connect to computers that use Windows XP and newer Microsoft operating systems.
2. Finding a third party solution for remote desktop access
The only other option available to someone who needs remote desktop access but doesn’t want to go through with the Windows solution is to get a third party program.
The internet is full of third party software that allows users to access their computers remotely through an internet connection. Programs such as these generally fall under two different categories which are free or paid.
Free remote desktop connection programs are useful for people who intent to use the program to access just one computer. The paid for service is recommended for large organizations that plan on using the program for all of their computers, more on why later.
Go to a website that provides this sort of program and service then sign up for account. Download the program and install. Go to the company’s website and sign in and then viola, remote access to a computer.
Paid for third party programs are ideal because they tend to have more secure systems and have less downtime when compared to other companies that offer programs that create a remote desktop connection.