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How to Enable or Disable Remote Assistance Connections in Windows


Windows Remote Assistance lets someone you trust, such as a friend or technical support person whom you have contacted, take over your PC and fix a problem from wherever they are.

Remote Assistance is enabled by default in Windows, so you may want to disable Remote Assistance when not needed since it can be a security risk.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable allowing Remote Assistance connections to your Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 computer.

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable Remote Assistance connections.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Remote Assistance Connections in Remote Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Remote Assistance Connections using a BAT file





Enable or Disable Remote Assistance Connections in Windows OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Remote Assistance Connections in Windows
Enable or Disable Remote Assistance Connections in Remote Settings

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Click/tap on the Remote settings link on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Do step 4 (enable) or step 5 (disable) below for what you want.


 4. To Enable Remote Assistance Connections

This is the default setting.

A) Check the Allow Remote Assistance invitations to be sent from this computer box, click/tap on OK, and go to step 6. (see screenshots below)

If you like, you can click/tap on the Advanced button before clicking on OK to set limits for the use of Remote Assistance on your computer.

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 5. To Disable Remote Assistance Connections

A) Uncheck the Allow Remote Assistance invitations to be sent from this computer box, click/tap on OK, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below)

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6. You can now close the System control panel window if you like.






Enable or Disable Remote Assistance Connections in Windows OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Remote Assistance Connections in Windows
Enable or Disable Remote Assistance Connections using a BAT file

1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.


 2. To Enable Remote Assistance Connections

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4.

Enable_Remote_Assistance_connections.bat

Contents of .bat file:
Code:
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Remote Assistance" /v fAllowToGetHelp /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Assistance" new enable=yes
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 3. To Disable Remote Assistance Connections

A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4.

Disable_Remote_Assistance_connections.bat

Contents of .bat file:
Code:
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Remote Assistance" /v fAllowToGetHelp /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Assistance" new enable=no
download

4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5. Unblock the .bat file.

6. Right click or press and hold on the downloaded .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

7. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve.

8. You will now notice an elevated command prompt quickly open and close to enable or disable Remote Assistance.


That's it,
Shawn