There are several remote connection options, including Remote Access and Remote Desktop, as well as myriad ways to make the connection, including Direct Connection or VPN. In this video, discover which remote connection scenario is right for you and your client and why.
- [Instructor] There are various ways to connect to something remotely. You've probably already experienced at least a few of these. Perhaps you've used a cell phone to open or close your Internet connected garage door, or to change the temperature on your smart thermostat. You might have used a tablet to connect to a streaming service to watch media, possibly while even on an airplane. You may have data stored in the Cloud, using Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive, and access that from an Internet connected device like a public computer in a hotel lobby. While these are general remote access technologies available to the public, Windows 10 comes with its own specific remote technologies available only to Microsoft Windows users. One is called Remote Desktop, which is what we'll cover in this course. The other is Remote Assistance, which is often confused with Remote Desktop, which we will only cover briefly in a minute so you'll know the difference. Remote Desktop lets you access a computer remotely and have it seem as though you're sitting in front of it. Often the computer you want to access is one you have at work in your office, and you connect to it remotely using a laptop or similar device when you're away. Often you do this from home or while out of town. Some companies require that you make the connection through a virtual private network over the Internet. Although there are other options, which you'll learn about shortly. You can also use remote desktop to connect to a computer on the local area network. Perhaps to access your office computer from the patio or from my table downstairs. To host a Remote Desktop connection, the computer must have Windows 10 pro or business installed. You can check from File Explorer like so. Right click this PC and choose Properties. From here you can see under Windows edition, what operating system you have installed. This one has Windows 10 Pro. To connect to a remote desktop session, you can use almost any device including a cell phone. Remote Assistance is completely different from Remote Desktop. Remote Assistance is a technology you use to let others access your computer while you are in front of it for the purpose of fixing a problem you're having with it. Like Remote Desktop, this can be done over the Internet or over a local area network. This can also be used as a corporate intranet in house troubleshooting solution. There are multiple ways to connect to computers remotely. If you're connecting to a computer remotely from a smartphone, you might go through your cell phone providers network. You can also connect through a typical WiFi network. If you're connecting to a computer remotely while remaining inside a corporate intranet, you'll likely use the local infrastructure. A company might incorporate a work group or a domain, and the connection can be wired or wireless. When connecting to a remote computer in this scenario, you'll use the Internet. In this case, it's often wise to create a virtual private network to secure the connection. Depending on your company's policies, you might also need to go through a specified remote access point or a remote access server before accessing the computer. If you're watching this video on a Windows 10 computer, go ahead and type Remote Desktop into the search area of the taskbar. You can open this app and look around if you like. When you're finished, close the Window.
- VPNs for Windows 10
- Configuring client apps
- Securing remote connections
- Configuring and optimizing a VPN
- Making remote connections
- Managing remote data
- Troubleshooting remote connections
- Advanced options