Windows 10: Remote desktop from windows phone Solved


  1. Posts : 339
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
       19 Jul 2015 #1

    Remote desktop from windows phone


    Been playing with the rmote desktop app on win 8.1 phone and cant get it to connect to the win 10 desktop but works fine on my other win 8.1 pc.

    Can someone confirm remote desktop works on win 10.

    Tim
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  2. Posts : 339
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter
       19 Jul 2015 #2

    Well also it doesn't seem to work from a Win 8 machine either, tried numerous times and the connection is rejected. Also I not in Win 10 the feedback app has disappeared in build 10240 so cant report it or am I missing it?

    Checked remote desktop settings and they are enabled unless there are another lot in the new Settings app?

    Tim
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  3. Posts : 339
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter
       20 Jul 2015 #3

    Just in case anyone is looking for the solution to this the problem is windows firewall. Remote desktop needs to be added to the public network in order to get incoming calls.

    In windows 10, right click windows button, control panel, small icons, windows firewall, view allowed applications, highlight remote desktop and click change setting and enable public network, then click ok.
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  4. Posts : 11,232
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Jul 2015 #4

    Just to add to this, incoming remote connections work of course without a need to manually edit firewall settings if the remote host network is set to Private. Firewall rule needs to added only when a user for one or another reason wants to or needs to the network location being set to Public.

    Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  5. Posts : 339
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter
       20 Jul 2015 #5

    Kari said: View Post
    Just to add to this, incoming remote connections work of course without a need to manually edit firewall settings if the remote host network is set to Private. Firewall rule needs to added only when a user for one or another reason wants to or needs to the network location being set to Public.

    Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Many thanks for showing me the proper way to configure this using Private Network and I have now adjusted my firewall to block public remote desktops.
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  6. Posts : 11,232
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Jul 2015 #6

    You are welcome. It's more secure not to allow incoming remote connections in public networks like hotels, airports and such on a laptop. A desktop is a different story then but I can see no reason to use a public network location on a home desktop.
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