By Ellie / Last Updated August 8, 2022

How do I remotely manage my Windows 10 PC?

“I have a Windows 10 PC at home, but now I’m in a school thousands of kilometers away. I wonder if it is possible for me to do Windows 10 remote PC management?”

How to remotely manage Windows 10 PC [Three options]

Here in this part, we’ll introduce three options to remotely manage Windows 10 PC, via Computer Management, Windows Admin Center, or third-party remote desktop software.  

Option 1. Remotely manage Windows 10 PC via Computer Management  

Step 1. Before starting, you need to find out the computer name of the remote computer. Right-click This PC on the remote desktop and then choose Properties.

Properties

Step 2. Note down the remote Device name, you’ll need it late.

Device Name

Step 3. Press Win + R, type in “mmc.exe”, and then press Enter to open Microsoft Management Console.

mmc.exe

Step 4. Click File first and then choose Add/Remove Snap-in.

Add Remove Snap-in

Step 5. Choose Computer Management, and then click Add.

Add Computer Management

Step 6. Enter the name of the remote computer, and then click Browse to check the computer name. After this, click Finish.

Another Computer Name

Step 7. Assuming you connect successfully, you can now use Computer Management remotely to that remote computer’s resources and settings as if you were physically sitting at that computer’s keyboard and monitor.

Remote Computer Management

Note: You need to assure that remote services are running, and the appropriate firewall access has been allowed for remote access to the tools you wish to use.

Option 2. Remotely manage Windows 10 PC via Windows Admin Center  

Windows Admin Center is a browser-based program that allows users to manage Windows machines remotely. Before getting started, please notice, Windows Admin Center can only be installed on Windows 10 version 1709 or later

Step 1. Download Windows Admin Center from the Microsoft Evaluation Center and install it on your Windows 10 PC.

Step 2. When you are prompted with the Windows Security dialog, click More choices.

Windows Security Certificate

Step 3. Select the certificate labeled Windows Admin Center Client and click OK.

Select a Certificate

Step 4. Select Always Allow Access and click Allow.

Always Allow Access

Step 5. Click + Add under All Connections.

Add Servers

Step 6. Choose to add whatever resources you would like to add. Here we choose to add Windows PCs.

Add Windows 10 PC

Step 7. Type the computer name and click Submit. The Windows 10 computer will be added to your connection list on the overview page.

Enter a Server Name

Step 8. Then you are able to remotely manage Windows 10 PC. For example, you can check the Event log of the remote computer.

Overview of Remote Computer

Option 3. Remotely manage Windows 10 PC via remote desktop software AnyViewer

The final option to manage remote Windows 10 PC is to use the free and easy remote desktop software AnyViewer to remotely access another computer and then manage it.  

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Step 1. Download, install, and launch AnyViewer on both computers.

Download AnyViewer

✍Note: AnyViewer also has an iOS version, you are also able to remotely control your PC from your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up. (If you already have signed up on its official website, you can log in directly.)

Log in AnyViewer

Step 3. Fill in the signup information.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 4. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.

Free Editions

Step 5. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then click Remote control to achieve unattended remote access.

Connect to My Devices

✍Note: If you want to assign more devices to achieve unattended remote access, then you can upgrade your account to a Professional or Enterprise plan. Also, you can connect to another computer in privacy mode, which means you can black the screen and block the mouse and keyboard of the remote computer.

Step 6. After you’ve got full control of the remote computer, you can then open any program and manage it as if you’re using it actually.

AnyViewer Computer Management

Conclusion

This post mainly introduces three options to remotely manage Windows 10 PC. Specifically, you are able to manage a remote Windows 10 PC by using Windows Admin Center, Computer Management, or remote desktop software AnyViewer. The detailed steps have been introduced in this post. You can choose whatever you want according to your own needs.