By Annie / Last Updated March 1, 2022

Unattended access and Chrome Remote Desktop

With the development of technology, telecommuting becomes a more and more popular working model. Working in a relaxed home environment, employees are able to spend a day without feeling like someone is looking over their shoulder. This working model is actually able to improve employees’ productivity, preventing employees from outside interrupt. To realize telecommuting, the first step to is set up unattended access to control your corporate computer to deal with work.

Chrome Remote Desktop, free and multifunctional remote desktop software, can be seen as an extension of Google. It provides users with multiple functions which are able to satisfy all requirements from different situations. Supporting unattended access is one of the most helpful functions of Chrome Remote Desktop. With this function, it’s possible to control company computer from home computer without other’s help to realize telecommuting.

Four steps to use Chrome Remote Desktop for unattended access

As long as you download Google chrome browse, you can use Chrome Remote Desktop. It’s very convenient that you don’t have to download app to use it. Chrome Remote Desktop also supports Android and IOS devices, and it’s possible for users to control a computer via phone. Let's see how to use Chrome Remote Desktop to set up unattended access.

Step 1. In the host computer (the computer that you want to access) and the client comptuer (the comptuer that you use to access another computer), respectively open Google Chrome and visit Chrome Remote Desktop website.

Step 2. Click the download icon and follow Google Chrome directions to add Chrome Remote Desktop to your extension.


Step 3. Log in to the same Google account on the two computers. In the host computer, click turn on and change your computer name and click Next. Then, enter your PIN twice and click Start. 

Note: Please remember the PIN you just typed.It will be used in the later procedures.


Step 4. In the client computer, the host computer’s name will appear. Click it and type the PIN you set in the host computer. Then you can control the host computer from the client computer. The host computer will be recorded, and you can control the host computer even you log out the Google account as long as the Remote Desktop website is opened.

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What if you can't use Chrome Remote Desktop for unattended access?

Usually, set up Chrome Remote Desktop on the host computer, and then you can achieve unattended access easily. However, you can encounter issues like "An unknown error has occurred" or "unable to reach the host " and unable to use Google Remote Desktop for unattended access. At this time, you can choose another free and powerful remote access software to replace Chrome Remote Desktop. If you are a Windows PC user, don't miss AnyViewer.

It is specially designed for Windows, compatible with almost all Windows OSes from the latest Windows 11 to Windows 7.  It also can be used to remote desktop to Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 R2.  If you want to access a computer even it is unattended, you just need to use AnyViewer to set up a temporary or fixed security code for the PC, and then you can access it from another computer.  You can click the button to download the tool and then follow these steps to set up unattended access via AnyViewer.

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Step 1. Launch AnyViewer on both computers. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up

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Step 2. Fill in the signup information. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.

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Step 4. After that, you can achieve unattended access by clicking Remote control if you have logged in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices.

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This post tells how to use Chrome Remote Desktop for unattended access to realize telecommuting. Although it’s very convenient to connect two computers through Chrome Remote Desktop, you may encounter some problems that you can’t solve by yourself. So here is a backup to solve this issue. You can choose another free third-party remote access application to use as an alternative to Chrome Remote Desktop for unattended access.