How do I connect to remote desktop using URL?
Hi, I have a work computer in my office. I am trying to set up Remote Desktop Connection to remotely manage it from home. I am the administrator of the computer but I have missed how to find the Remote Desktop URL needed to connect. How do I connect to the remote computer using URL? Thanks.”
- Question from Daniel
Generally, there is no official RDP web access platform that supports remote connection with URL. You can establish an RDP session using Windows built-in feature Remote Desktop Connection. If you are looking for other URL/web-based remote access tools, keep reading.
How to connect to remote desktop with URL web-based [2 cases]
Here in this part, we will cover how to connect to remote desktop with URL/web-based tool in two different cases: connect to Azure Virtual Desktop via RPD client with URL and connect to remote computer using Chrome Remote Desktop on browser.
Case 1. Connect to Azure Virtual Desktop via RDP client with URL
If you want to remotely access resources from your AVD, you can perform this task via Microsoft Remote Desktop app.
Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Remote Desktop app from Microsoft store.
Step 2. Launch the app, click + Add button > Workspaces to add your workspace.
Step 3. Enter the relevant URL from the following list, and click Subscribe.
- Azure cloud (most common): https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com
- Azure US Gov: https://rdweb.wvd.azure.us/api/arm/feeddiscovery
- Azure China 21Vianet: https://rdweb.wvd.azure.cn/api/arm/feeddiscovery
Step 4. Log in to your Microsoft account, and you will see the desktop you just added.
Step 5. Double-click your AVD, enter the username and password, then you can establish the connection successfully.
Case 2. Connect to remote computer on browser using Chrome Remote Desktop
Though you are not able to perform Microsoft Remote Desktop browser, you can access another computer remotely via Google browser.
Pros and cons：
- It is a web-based tool without extra downloading.
- It supports remote control, file transfer, and multiple monitors.
- It is compatible with Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, OS X, iOS, and Android.
- No simultaneous multiple sessions.
- No built-in chat.
- No direct copy/paste, it is only available to transfer files by uploading/downloading.
Before operations, make sure you have a Google account and Google browser installed.
Step 1. Open Google browser on both your computers, log in to the same account and navigate to the Chrome Remote Desktop web page.
Step 2. Click Remote Access, and click the download button.
Step 3. Click Add to Chrome.
Step 4. Click Add extension.
Step 5. Click Accept & Install.
Step 6. Type in a name for your device and then click Next.
Step 7. Enter and re-enter a PIN code consisting of at least six digits.
Step 8. You can see your remote devices. Click the target computer you want to connect to.
Step 9. Enter the PIN code of the host device, and click the blue arrow to achieve the remote connection.
Bonus tip: How to establish remote connection with one-click [easiest way]
As you can see, it is quite complicated to configure the related settings when you want to achieve remote access via the browser. In this case, why not choose an easier way to manage your remote desktop? For example, use the professional remote desktop software AnyViewer, which allows you to do unattended remote control, file transfer, screen sharing, etc. with only one click.
More benefits of AnyViewer:
- It offers fast & stable connection environment.
- It supports simultaneous multiple sessions.
- It has built-in chat option.
- It provides flexible file transfer methods.
- It also allows connect to VM.
Download and install AnyViewer on your devices, then follow the next steps to access your remote computer with ease.
Step 1. On the host computer, go to Log in, and click Sign up.
Step 2. Fill the information and click Sign up.
Step 3. On the client computer, log in to the same account, and it will be automatically assigned to the account.
Step 4. Go to Device, select the computer you want to remote into, and click One-click control.
Then you can see the remote computer and control it, there are a lot of options in the toolbar you can use during the session.
- Notes:✎...You can also upgrade to a Professional or Enterprise plan then the following rights will thereafter be yours:
- Assign more devices.
- More concurrent connection channels for an Enterprise plan.
- More simultaneous sessions.
- Transfer unlimited files at once.
Though there is no official way to establish an RDP session with a Remote Desktop URL, we offer you two tested ways to connect to your AVD or remote computer via URL/web-based tools. Additionally, if you are looking for an easier remote access tool, we recommend you use AnyViewer which supports remote connection to both VM and remote computer.