How to Use Disk Management on Remote Computer [Tutorial]

In this post, we’ll show you in clear ways how to use Disk Management on a remote computer. If you need it, keep reading!


By Ellie / Updated on November 29, 2022

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Why connect to Disk Management on remote computer?

Disk Management, a Windows built-in application assists you in managing hard disk partitions without resetting the system or causing any interruptions.  With it, you can create a new drive, extend a volume, decrease a partition, or alter the letter of a drive. Sometimes, we need to access Disk Management remotely to help others deal with issues like low disk space. 

How do I connect to disk management remotely?

You may wonder can remotely access Disk Managment. Actually, the answer is Yes. Here in this part, we’ll talk about how to connect to Disk Management remotely. Hope you can achieve the goal smoothly in this way.

Part 1: Access the remote PC

Step 1. Enable Remote Desktop on the computer that you need to access. 

Click the “Start” button and go to “Settings” > “System” > “Remote Desktop”. Then, drag the slider to enable Remote Desktop. Then, click “Confirm”.

Remote Desktop


  • Here you can see the PC name of this computer. Keep it in mind, as you need to use it for accessing this computer.
  • By default, any user who has an administrative account on the host PC is allowed to access it, thus you need to set a strong password for your administrative account.

Step 2. Type “Firewall” in the Search box, choose Windows Defender Firewall, and click “Allow an app through Windows firewall”.

Step 3. Click “Change Settings” and Check "Private" and "Public" for "Remote Desktop". Then, click “OK”.


Step 4. In the PC that you use to control another PC, input “remote desktop connection”, double click "Remote Desktop Connection" to open it.


Step 5. Now, you’ll in Remote Desktop Connection. Type the PC name or the IP address of the remote PC  and click "Connect". 

Enter IP of the Host Computer

Step 7. Then, you’ll be asked to input the password and user name and the password of the host PC to connect to it. 

Part 2: Open Disk Management on remote computer

Step 1. Press Win + R to run the dialog box and then enter “Diskmgmt.msc”. Hit “OK” or the “Enter” key.

Open Disk Management from Run

Step 2. A window will prompt up. And now you can use Disk Management to extend volume, shrink volume...

Extend with Volume with Disk Management

Tip: To extend partition via Disk Management, there should be a contiguous unallocated space behind the partition; otherwise, the "Extend Volume" will be greyed out. If so, you can switch to a free and powerful partition manager,AOMEI Partition Assistant, to extend partition without contiguous unallocated space

Easily access remote Disk Management: AnyViewer

Now you must connect to Disk Management on remote computer successfully. But if you run into some problems when connecting to the remote PC or you don’t want to be limited to the same LAN, here we recommend you use a remote access freeware-- AnyViewer.

★Its highlights
 Compared to RDP, AnyViewer is easy to set up and the operation is kind of easy.
 With AnyViewer you won’t be limited on the same LAN, the remote Disk Management can be achieved anywhere and anytime.
AnyViewer is compatible with multiple Windows versions, including Windows 10 Home Edition.
You can even get remote access with one click if you log into the same AnyViewer account on 2 devices.

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Step 1. On the host computer, install and run AnyViewer; click "Log in" and click "Sign up".

Sign Up

Step 2.  Filling all the necessary information to create an AnyViewer account and then you'll be logged in to AnyViewer. If you have already signed up an account from its official website, you can sign in directly. 

Note:  The device will be assigned to the account automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to. 

Free Edition

Step 3. On your local PC, log in to the same account of the remote PC and then go to "Device". Locate the distant computer, click it and choose "One-click control" to take full control of the PC. 


Step 4. Now the connection will be established. Press “Win + R” and then type in “Diskmgmt.msc” on the remote PC. And then you can use Disk Management on remote computer.

Disk Management from Run


By using remote access tools, Remote Desktop or AnyViewer, running Disk Management on the remote computer is not difficult actually. If your Disk Management can't extend partition or shrink partition as you want, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant.