By Annie / Last Updated August 15, 2022

Why control PC remotely from anohter PC?

Nowadays, PCs have been widely in all fileds. There are many occasion where you need to control a remote PC from another one. Two examples are demosntarted here:

Exmaple 1: Your collegue needs your help to fix some PC issues when you are not in the same floor. Then you can control the PC from your local PC to save your time and energy.
Example 2: You are in a bussiness trip but needs to complete the work and the necessary files are saved on your office PC. Thus, you can control the PC remtoely to complete unifished work. 

Remotely control PC from another one via AnyViewer [Recommended]

Windows has a built-in feature, Remote Desktop. After you enable RDP and the computer can be accessed from other devices using Remote Desktop client.  Usually, you can use RDC under LAN or the same Wifi. To use it in a different network, you need to set up VPN or configure port forwarding. Then, why not switch to an easy-to-set-up and reliable software for remote control?  Here freeware, AnyViewer, specially designed for remote into a computer from another location, is recommended.  It touches me out of the following reasons. 

With it, you can remotely control a computer from another computer in the same network or a different network without port forwarding
 It is suitable for all editions of Windows  Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 R2 and Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7, including Windows 10 Home Edition and Windows 7 Standard Edition. 
 It supports you to remote into two or more computers at the same time. 
 It's fairly simple to set up, without requiring complicated setting modification for your computer. 

Now, click the button to download AnyViewer on the two PCs; install and run it; then follow the steps to see how to control PC remotely from another PC. 

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PS.: To control comptuer from iOS device, you can download AnyViewer from Apple Store. 

Step 1. On the PC that you want to control from another computer (the host computer), install and run AnyViewer; click "Log in" and click "Sign up".

Sign Up

Step 2.  Filling all necessary inforamtionto 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 assignded to the account automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to. 

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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 "Remote control" to take full control of the PC. 

Devices

If you want to control a remote computer without sigining in to the same account, you can go to "Conenct",  type in the device ID of the remote PC and get remote access via sending remote control or inputting secuity code. 

After you take over the computer remotely, you can view the screen of the remote computer, run apps on it and view files on it.  It's also available to adjust resolution, hide/unhide desktop wallpaper, and so on during the remote session. 

Connect to the remote PC from another using Remote Desktop Connection

AnyViewer is a great tool for remote control PC from another, you can keep reading to realize how to control PC remotely from another using Remote Desktop Connection, if ...

You are unwilling to download a third-party remote access software.
The host computer is running Windows 11/10/8.1 Enterprise/Pro Edition or Windows 7 Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate, and Windows Server after Windows Server 2008.
The host computer and the client computer are within LAN or WiFi.

First of all, you need to enable Remote Desktop on the host PC. Otherwise, Remote Desktop Connection won't be able to connect to the remote computer

Step 1. In the PC that you want to control, click “Start” button and go to “Settings” > “System” > “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

Remote Desktop

Step 2. Drag the slider to enable Remote Desktop. Then, click “Confirm”.

Confirm

Note: 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 3. Type “Firewall” in the Search box, choose Windows Defender Firewall, and click “Allow an app through Windows firewall”.

Step 4. Click “Change Settings” and Check Private and Public for Remote Desktop. Then, click “OK”.

OK

After enabling Remote Desktop and allowing the tool in the firewall, you can run Remote Desktop Connection to control the computer. 

Step 5. In the PC that you use to control another PC, input “remote desktop connection”, double click "Remote Desktop Connection" to open it.

RDC

Step 6. 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. After controlling the remote computer, you can take operations just like you were sitting in front of that PC.