Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview

Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview

Microsoft Corporation
This app does not work on your device.
May require certain hardware. See System Requirements for details.
This app does not work on your device.
May require certain hardware. See System Requirements for details.



Use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. The app helps you be productive no matter where you are. Getting Started Configure your PC for remote access first. Download the Remote Desktop assistant to your PC and let it do the work for you: Learn more about the different remote desktop apps at: Notes: This app will eventually replace the Microsoft Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 and is currently available separately in preview form as we continue adding the initial set of features.

Available on





Mobile device

Mobile device

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Version 1011: • Bug fixes Version 1010: • Added the ability to start each connection in a new window • Bug fixes Version 987: • Added support for additional languages • Improved non-English keyboard support on desktop • Bug fixes Version 976: • RDP file support • Access the local microphone from the session • New sessions can use a non-English keyboard • Desktops can be moved between groups using drag and drop • Clipboard redirection can now be turned off • Bug fixes


  • Access remote PCs running Windows Professional or Enterprise and Windows Server
  • Access remote resources published by your IT admin
  • Connect remotely through a Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Rich multi-touch experience supporting Windows gestures
  • Secure connection to your data and applications
  • Simple management of your connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and audio streaming
  • Connect from your phone or using Continuum for Phone

System Requirements

These apply only to PC and phones.
OS Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile
Architecture x86, ARM
OS Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile
Architecture x86, ARM

Additional info

Published by
Microsoft Corporation

Approximate download size
52.05 MB


This app can
Use your microphone
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.
Access your home or work networks
Observe and intercept various forms of raw input while the application is in foreground (in focus and active)

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)
English (United Kingdom)
Dansk (Danmark)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
Suomi (Suomi)
Français (France)
Italiano (Italia)
日本語 (日本)
Norsk, Bokmål (Norge)
Nederlands (Nederland)
Polski (Polska)
Português (Brasil)
Русский (Россия)
Svenska (Sverige)

Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

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Ratings and reviews

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Windowed mode makes a return

Finally, windowed mode is corrected and works as expected. And the display scaling function appears to work as well. This is super useful on 1080p+ resolution monitors. This app now is quite usable, but still the one function all of us day to day admins want is the ability to spawn multiple desktop sessions in independent windows.

25 out of 25 people found this helpful.

Terrible. Too may removed features.

Dynamic session scaling has been removed. Multi-session management is removed. Top ribbon for switching between active sessions is now missing. Terrible. Just terrible. Functionally has regressed from Windows 8 App and now this update doesn't even hold feature parity with Win32 mstscs.exe. No compelling reason to use it except for familiarity of UWP aesthetic. The #1 used app by myself for work and personal use now is unusable (for me).

20 out of 20 people found this helpful.

Running Windowed

I manage quite a few servers, and the inability to scale the display while running windowed is frustrating.

38 out of 40 people found this helpful.

Doesn't cut it.

This app doesn't understand DPI right. I have a high DPI screen on my laptop, and low DPI monitors. For some reason certain APIs (e.g. Windows Forms Screens) tell apps that the monitors have 2x the resolution they actually have, and then scale the window, to make the apps look right when they move across to the high DPI screen. Anyway, long story short, if I use this app full screen, the remote thinks my 1920x1080 screen is 3820x2160, resulting in completely illegible SQL Management studio (just for instance). Bottom line is that the only thing it has going for it to recommend it over the RDP client in the box is that it automatically saves computers/creds/gateways (separately) in the app, instead of as connection files.

20 out of 21 people found this helpful.


please let me resize my window and trigger a remote connection without it auto-fullscreening. When I put it back to windowed... now my remote desktop has scrolllbars. :(

22 out of 24 people found this helpful.


After minimizing window and then bringing it back to full screen the start bar is not visible. Also would like to view all RDP connections in a list and be able to organize within groups. Would also like to be able to export my config and import into other machines.

9 out of 9 people found this helpful.

Nice update to UWP and it's Mobile!

Very much like the updated UI and the investment in the Windows 10 Universal Platform. It shows Microsoft is serious about it and demonstrates its capabilities. UI is simple and intuitive. Want to see this become the default version of remote desktop and the Win32 version retired.

9 out of 9 people found this helpful.

Amazing with Continuum

This is real productivity on-the-go. The app works great in Continuum on my Lumia 950. Please add support for file transfer / drag-and-drop files between phone storage and remote computer.

9 out of 9 people found this helpful.

Dislike full screen behavior by default

The standard Remote Desktop has an advantage over the Preview version--it allows for the remote session to be resized and doesn't make full screen mandatory. Everything else about the Preview, I like...but I can't use it without the aforementioned being fixed.

9 out of 9 people found this helpful.


It should support for the automatic screen resize like mstsc. I often move fullscreen RDP sessions between monitors of different resolutions and the Preview app doesn't change the resolution of the connection, it shows the scrollbars instead.

8 out of 8 people found this helpful.

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