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Remote Desktop Agent

faq What is the Remote Desktop agent?
faq How to enable remote access of my RDP-based device using the Remote Desktop agent?
faq What are the system requirements for the Remote Desktop agent?
faq How to disable remote access from the Remote Desktop agent?
faq How to remove a computer from the Remote Desktop agent?
faq How do I configure proxy settings to use the Remote Desktop application?

What is the Remote Desktop agent?

The Remote Desktop agent is the software that allows remote access of your RDP-based devices. You do not need to configure VPN, Microsoft RDP Gateway, public servers/IP, or firewall changes.

How to enable remote access of my RDP-based device using the Remote Desktop agent?

To enable remote access of your RDP-based computer / server,

  1. Sign in to your Remote Desktop account via any browser.
  2. Go to 'Add Computer' and click 'Download Agent'. Install the Remote Desktop agent on the Windows computer or server you want to add for remote access.
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  3. Note: To install the agent on a different computer, copy the installation link and share via email.

    Refer to 'How do I deploy Remote Desktop via Group Policy (GP) using MSI and MST files?' to deploy the agent on multiple computers.

  4. Sign in to the agent software.
  5. Click 'Enable Remote Access' to provide remote access permission.

What are the system requirements for the Remote Desktop agent?

Supported operating systems:
Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows, Multipoint Server 2011, Windows Multipoint Server 2012, Windows Small Business Server 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2011

Unsupported Windows Versions and Editions:
Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home, Windows 8 Home, Windows 8.1 Home, Windows 10 Home

How to disable remote access from the Remote Desktop agent?

To disable remote access for a computer,

  1. Click windows-icon.
  2. Locate and open the Remote Desktop agent.
  3. Click 'Disable Remote Access'. Your computer will be disabled for remote access.

You can enable remote access for your computer at any time by clicking 'Enable Remote Access'.

How to remove a computer from the Remote Desktop agent?

To remove a computer from remote access,

  1. Click windows-icon.
  2. Locate and open the Remote Desktop agent.
  3. Click dots-icon on the top right corner.
  4. Click 'Sign Out'. The computer will be removed from your Remote Desktop account.

How do I configure proxy settings to use the Remote Desktop application?

To configure proxy settings,

  1. Sign in to the Remote Desktop agent.
  2. Click dots-icon on the top right corner and click 'Access Settings' or right-click the Remote Desktop agent tray icon and select 'Access Settings'.
  3. The following are the available options:
    • No Proxy: This is a default setting.
    • Auto Detect: Select 'Auto Detect' to get the proxy settings automatically.
    • Manual: Select 'Manual' to configure the proxy server name, port, and authentication details.