How to Block Remote Desktop Access

One Methods:Windows

If you don't wish any external parties accessing your desktop remotely, this can be done by unchecking the privileges that would otherwise allow this.


  1. 1
    Open your control panel in Windows.
    • Open the Start Menu on Windows 7 or older and select Control Panel.
    • On Windows 8, open the Metro Surface and click "All Apps". Select Control Panel.
  2. 2
    In the search box on the top right, enter "Remote".
  3. 3
    Click on "Allow remote access to this computer" to open the Remote Access Settings.
  4. 4
    Uncheck the Checkbox "Allow remote support connections to this computer".
  5. 5
    Click "OK" and your computer will no longer accept remote desktop connections.

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