Remote Desktop Windows Supported Version

Remote Desktop Windows Supported Version is the important thing on RDP. Check if your Windows Version is ready remote desktop connection or not. Then you can read on How to use remote desktop to connect to a Windows 10 PC. If your Windows version is not supporting RDP Client, then you have to install third party Remote Desktop Software.

The remote desktop client is a built-in feature in Windows Operating System. But RDP is not available for all of Windows version.

How to check Windows Version

Before you check your Remote Desktop availability on your computers, you have to check what version of your windows computers. Follow the below steps to check what is your Windows version:

  • Press Windows + R key on the keyboard.
  • Type winver and then press enter
  • There will a pop-up window shows your Windows version.

    Windows Version
    Windows Version

List of Supported RDP Windows OS

You can connect to PCs that are running the following Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Professional
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Multipoint Server 2011
  • Windows Multipoint Server 2012
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011

The following computers can run the Remote Desktop gateway:

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011

The following operating systems can serve as RD Web Access or RemoteApp servers:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016

List of Unsupported RDP Windows OS

  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Home
  • Windows 8 Home
  • Windows 8.1 Home
  • Windows 10 Home

Conclusion

Remote Desktop Connection is available on some Windows Version. This software is built-in Microsoft feature, so it’s secure apps. But if your windows do not support RDP, don’t be a worry. There is a lot of the third parties remote desktop software on the internet. The popular software is TeamViewer, Splashtop, RealVNC, Chrome Remote Desktop and more.

Remote Desktop Connection on High DPI Screens (Avoid Tiny Display)

How to create a remote desktop connection on High DPI Screens and get the normal display. There is some problem when we use High DPI Screens Devices. Such as Surface Pro or Lenovo Yoga to create a remote desktop session. The problem is the display is crazy small. That is because high DPI screen device uses 150% scaling for it’s local Windows display. But this is not the default for the remote machines. There is some method to solve the problem.

Enable Blank Password | Windows Remote Desktop Connection Without Password

Enable blank password on Windows Remote Desktop Connection is possible to do. Have you ever facing a problem remote desktop can’t connect because of credentials? Your Windows computer has no password, but Remote Desktop force you to type a password. There are some error will appear when the blank password setting is disabled. You will get a message “Your credentials did not work”. The other message is  “Unable to log you on because of an account restriction”. Or maybe “An authentication error has occurred. The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted Remote Computer: xxxxx”. This problem is very annoying when you want to remote in a hurry.

Remote Desktop Connection Without Password
Remote Desktop Connection Without Password

Blank Password is Disable by Default

Windows computers are disabling blank password for remote desktop by default. The reason is for security. If you use a blank password on your remote desktop connection is like you are leaving your house with a fully open door. Anybody can enter your house easily. So if you use a blank password on a remote desktop connection and your computers are public computers, people can easily access your remote desktop connection. If you know the risk, but still want to enable blank password in a remote desktop connection you can read this article.

How to Enable Blank Password on Windows Remote Desktop Connection

There are two methods to enable blank password on windows remote desktop connections. The first method is to change the group policy settings. Below is the step by step guide on how to enable a blank password.

  1. Click Start, point to Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK to start the Group Policy Editor.
  2. Open Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only.
  3. Double-click Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only.
  4. Click Disabled, and then click OK.
  5. Quit Group Policy Editor.

Change Registry Value Method

The second method is changing the registry value. This method is an undercover method, you must understand the risk of changing a registry value.

  1. Click Start, point to Run, type regedit.msc, and then click OK to start the Registry Editor.
  2. On the left side, there is a tree list.
  3. Expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
  4. Then Expand the SYSTEM.
  5. Expand CurrentControlSet.
  6. Search for Control and expand it.
  7. Find Lsa and click on it.
  8. On the right menu, there is some registry value.
  9. Right Click on “LimiitBlankPassword” value and then edit the value.

Conclusion

Enable blank password in remote desktop connection is possible, but it is dangerous action. Use this setting only if your computers is a private computer and nobody can access it. Read on how to use remote desktop to connect to a windows 10 pc.

Remote Desktop Shortcuts the Secret Key

Remote Desktop Connection Shortcuts

  • Ctrl+Alt+Plus :

This shortcut helps you to take a screenshot of the Remote Desktop. Well, it may be a mystery for the new user to take a screenshot of Remote PC while using it from Local PC. But, using this option will help you to capture the screenshot of the “Remote Desktop” which you are using.

  • Ctrl+Alt+Minus :

This shortcut helps you to capture the screenshot, but only of selected Window. Sometimes you don’t want to take screenshots of a full desktop, so this keyboard shortcut will help you to capture the image of selected window in Remote Desktop Connection.

  • Alt+ Home :

If you want to access the start menu on the remote system, then you should try “Alt+Home” keyboard shortcuts. This will help you to access Start Menu quickly on Remote Desktop.

  • Alt+Delete :

This Keyboard Shortcut in Remote Desktop Connection helps you to access the Windows Menu in Remote Desktop. The Windows Menu is located on the top Left corner, with which you can Minimize, Maximize, resize and close the windows.

  • Ctrl+Alt+Break :

Sometimes, you feel to make your Remote PC full screen. But how to do that? Just try this Keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+Alt+Break”. This keyboard shortcut will make the Window in Remote PC go fullscreen, making you work with full-screen experience.

  • Alt+Insert :

When you want to go quickly through the running programs and windows, you can use this option. This option will help you to get a quick look at the programs running on Remote PC. With “Alt+Tab“, you can do the same in Local PC.

  • Alt+PageDown :

This is the same as “Alt+Insert” Shortcut, but it works backward. With This shortcut, you can quickly roll through the running apps in remote PC, but in backward. Means, it will scroll through programs from Right to Left, instead Left to Right.

  •  Alt+PageUp :

Again, this shortcut almost has the same function as above two shortcuts. With this shortcut, you can select and change between running apps on Remote Pc with Windows App Drawer.

  • Ctrl+Alt+End :

The Most confusing thing to do in Remote PC’s is to open up the “Ctrl+Alt+Delete”. This keyboard shortcut is the most important shortcut for Windows PC and most confusing to access when on remote PC. But, with “Ctrl+Alt+End”, you can access the task manager, Sign Out, Switch off and Restart the PC.

Conclusion :

So, these were some of the most interesting Keyboard shortcuts for  Remote Desktop Connections. Here, you’ll be using another PC on your Local PC, which makes it quite difficult to handle using shortcuts you use on standard PC. So, these Keyboard Shortcuts for Remote PC’s will help you to access all functions quickly.