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How to Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC


You can download and install the free Microsoft Remote Desktop app and use it to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. The app helps you be productive no matter where you are.

You can organize your added Remote Desktop connections into groups named anything you like to make it easier to find your connections later.

You will always be able to add, remove, and rename groups at anytime in the Remote Desktop app, and be able to move your connections to any group.

This tutorial will show you how to add, remove, and rename groups and move Remote Desktop connections to any group in the Microsoft Remote Desktop app for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:






Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC OPTION ONE Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC
To Add Group from Remote Desktop app Settings

1. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.

2. Click/tap on the Settings button in the Connection Center. (see screenshot below)

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3. Under Group in Settings, click/tap on the Add + button. (see screenshot below)

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4. Enter a name you want for the new group, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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5. You can now click/tap anywhere outside of Settings in the Remote Desktop app to close Settings.






Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC OPTION TWO Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC
To Rename Group from Remote Desktop app Settings

1. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.

2. Click/tap on the Settings button in the Connection Center. (see screenshot below)

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3. Under Group in Settings, select the group you want to rename. (see screenshots below)

You will not be able to rename the default Saved Desktops group.

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4. Click/tap on the Edit button. (see screenshot below)

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5. Enter a new name you want for the group, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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6. You can now click/tap anywhere outside of Settings in the Remote Desktop app to close Settings.






Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC OPTION THREE Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC
To Rename Group from Group Menu

1. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.

2. Click/tap on the overflow menu ... button to the right of the group (ex: "Laptops") you want to rename, and click/tap on Edit. (see screenshot below)

You will not be able to rename the default Saved Desktops group.

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3. Enter a new name you want for the group, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC OPTION FOUR Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC
To Remove Group from Remote Desktop app Settings

1. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.

2. Click/tap on the Settings button in the Connection Center. (see screenshot below)

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3. Under Group in Settings, select the group you want to delete. (see screenshots below)

You will not be able to delete the default Saved Desktops group.

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4. Click/tap on the Edit button. (see screenshot below)

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5. Click/tap on the Delete this group link. (see screenshot below)

If you currently have any Remote Desktop connections in this group you are removing, the connections will automatically be moved to the default Saved Desktops group.

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6. You can now click/tap anywhere outside of Settings in the Remote Desktop app to close Settings.






Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC OPTION FIVE Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC
To Remove Group from Group Menu

1. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.

2. Click/tap on the overflow menu ... button to the right of the group (ex: "Laptops") you want to delete, and click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)

You will not be able to delete the default Saved Desktops group.

If you currently have any Remote Desktop connections in this group you are removing, the connections will automatically be moved to the default Saved Desktops group.

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Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC OPTION SIX Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC
To Move a Remove Desktop Connection to another Group

1. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.

2. Click/tap on the overflow menu (...) button next to the name (ex: "My Laptop") of the Remote Desktop connection you want to move to another group, and click/tap on Edit. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on the Show more link. (see screenshot below)

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4. Under Group in the "Edit a desktop" settings, select the group (ex: "Saved Desktops") you want to move this connection (ex: "My Laptop") to. (see screenshots below)

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5. Click/tap anywhere outside of "Edit a desktop" settings in the Remote Desktop app to close "Edit a desktop" settings. (see screenshot below)

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6. You will now notice your connection (ex: "My Laptop") has been moved to the selected group (ex: "Saved Desktops"). (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn