Remote Desktop not working (Windows 10)

ThirithThirith Registered User regular
I've recently posted a thread about the possibility of using Remote Desktop functionality to control an HTPC.

I've now installed Microsoft's RD app on my iPad and tried to RD my main PC, which is running Windows 10, just to see whether and how well it runs. However, the app couldn't find my PC. Though I've entered the right IP, nada. In my computer's preferences, I've got Remote Desktop activated - but compared to the websites I've found that give instructions on how to get a Remote Desktop running, I seem to be lacking the function "Select users...", which is my only indication of what might be off (it's not in the advanced options either).

y7h7rwij365k.jpg

Any ideas what I could do to get this running? If I can't even get a connection going, the whole RD idea is a non-starter, so any help would be much appreciated.

webp-net-resizeimage.jpg
"Nothing is gonna save us forever but a lot of things can save us today." - Night in the Woods
Thirith on

Posts

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Do you have windows home edition by any chance?

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
    ecco the dolphinShadowfire
  • ecco the dolphinecco the dolphin Registered User regular
    To further clarify on bowen's comment, see a comparison chart here for various Windows 10 editions.

    Windows 10 Home Edition does not support hosting remote desktop sessions.

    Penny Arcade Developers at PADev.net.
    bowen
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    An alternative is using VNC or something. It's not a great alternative but it works.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • ThirithThirith Registered User regular
    Windows Home Edition: ... yup. I kinda suspected it might be something like this, but... meh.

    I hear Teamviewer might work, and Unified Remote might do some (if not most) of what I'd want to do. Also, reading up some more on MediaMonkey, which I use, it seems that any DLNA Remote app would allow me to play music on it, without me having to switch on the TV that'd be hooked up to the HTPC.

    Another case of me overthinking things, probably. Well, Remote Desktop, you were a nice idea while you lasted.

    Thanks, guys, for the info!

    webp-net-resizeimage.jpg
    "Nothing is gonna save us forever but a lot of things can save us today." - Night in the Woods
Sign In or Register to comment.