Windows Rt Remote Desktop

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From Windows start the “Remote Desktop Connection” tool from the start menu and fill the IP address: Click on “Connect” and you will come to the xrdp login screen All you need to do is enter the credentials and click OK Set Xorg for Session if you do not know what you are doing The desktop will then be displayed relatively well. I don't see many posts about remote desktop but I've found that using my Surface RT + remote desktop to connect to my Windows 8 Pro computer at home is an amazing way to work. The touchscreen even works to navigate the remote computer. And, since the micro hdmi on the surface supports 1080p, I can connect to a full size screen.

This KB outlines the steps required to remote into a Windows RT tablet using the inbuilt remote assistance functionality

4 Steps total

Step 1: Check the Settings First

Assistance recipient steps :
1. Search in Settings for 'remote'. (search in the magnifying glass icon in top right on metro screen);
2. Allow Remote Assistance Invitations to be sent form this Computer';
3. Make sure there is a tick in the box on the 'remote' tab allowing this;
4. Click OK.

Windows Rt Remote Desktop

Step 2: Sending the Invite:

1. Search in Settings for 'invite'. (search in the magnifying glass icon in top right on metro screen);
2. Select 'Invite someone to connect to your PC and help you, or offer to help someone else';
3. Select 'Invite someone you trust to help you';
4. Select 'Use email to send an invitation';
5. The email client will now open and attach an invitation file. Email it to the person who is going to help.
6. At this point a window will open showing you a 12-digit password. Your helper will need to know this so you can either tell them if you are talking on the phone or copy and paste and send it to them via email;
7. Open your email client to make sure the invite is actually sent!
This is where your assistant takes over the process.

Step 3: Assistance Giver Steps:

Windows rt remote desktop app

Microsoft Remote Desktop

Windows Rt Remote Desktop

1. Open the email
2. Double Click the attachment to open the invitation;
3. Enter the 12 digit password you have been given from the other person.
4. The connection is made! The assistant now clicks 'Request control' at the top left of the window showing the recipients desktop.

Windows Rt Remote Desktop Software

Step 4: Now the Dumb Bit......

In Microsoft's 'logic' you can only connect remotely to a machine that is on the same subnet as your machine, which kind of defeats the purpose because if the machine is on the same subnet, then chances are it isn't a remote machine......... Makes it kind of difficult when that tablet is on the other side of the world.

Anyway, Microsoft logic aside, I did find a work around. I just created a simple PPTP VPN on my firewall and setup a support user. The remote tablet connects to the VPN (the connection is pre-setup before it is sent out) and the PC attempting to remotely support also connects. Voila, both devices are on the same subnet and you can remotely support the tablet.

Published: May 19, 2014 · Last Updated: Jun 18, 2014

3 Comments

Windows Rt Remote Desktop

  • Sonora
    aerostar377 Jun 17, 2014 at 09:25pm

    If only there was a way to VNC to an RT

  • Poblano
    BikerScott Jun 18, 2014 at 12:02am

    I have read that you can, however it is not pretty. You need to 'root' the tablet then install a VNC server and manually start it. The problem is that you cannot get that server to start on reboot and all the manual steps must be done each time.

  • Pimiento
    aliasgar_babat_1 Nov 10, 2016 at 10:10am

    The above steps are too complicated. Instead, I would recommend use of remote support tools like logmein, R-HUB remote support servers, teamviewer etc. for remotely accessing computers from anywhere anytime.They work well and are easy to use.

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