The Microsoft Remote Desktop app is designed to help you get your work done wherever you are. You can connect to remote Windows PCs or resources made available to you by your admin and be productive as if these resources were running locally. 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 Remote Desktop apps here:

Available on

Windows Holographic

Windows Holographic



mobile device

mobile device

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Version 893: • Added an option to choose the resolution • Added the ability to start in full screen or windowed mode • Added an option to choose the resizing behavior when in windowed mode • Added the ability to sync the resolution on full screen • Added a new Home button to return to the main page without disconnecting • Added the ability to zoom using a mouse • Launch a session using Cortana • Performance improvements • Bug fixes Version 874: • The new Windows 10 Universal version is now available on both Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices


  • 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 with Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and RemoteFX 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 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1
Architecture ARM, x86, x64
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1
Architecture ARM, x86, x64

Additional info

Published by
Microsoft Corporation
(c) Microsoft Corporation

Approximate download size
751.31 KB - 19.07 MB


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

Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

The product developer believes this product meets accessibility requirements, making it easier for everyone to use.

Language supported
English (United States)
العربية (المملكة العربية السعودية)
Български (България)
Čeština (Česká Republika)
Dansk (Danmark)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Ελληνικά (Ελλάδα)
English (United Kingdom)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
Eesti (Eesti)
Euskara (Euskara)
Suomi (Suomi)
Français (France)
Galego (Galego)
עברית (ישראל)
हिंदी (भारत)
Hrvatski (Hrvatska)
Magyar (Magyarország)
Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia)
Italiano (Italia)
日本語 (日本)
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Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia)
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Nederlands (Nederland)
Polski (Polska)
Português (Portugal)
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Română (România)
Русский (Россия)
Slovenčina (Slovenská Republika)
Slovenščina (Slovenija)
Srpski (Srbija)
Svenska (Sverige)
ไทย (ไทย)
Türkçe (Türkiye)
Українська (Україна)
Tiếng Việt (Việt Nam)
አማርኛ (ኢትዮጵያ)
Afrikaans (Suid-Afrika)
অসমীয়া (ভাৰত)
Беларуская (Беларусь)
Azərbaycan Dili (Azərbaycan)
বাংলা (ভারত)
Bosanski (Bosna I Hercegovina)
Valencià (Espanya)
Cymraeg (Y Deyrnas Unedig)
فارسى (ایران)
Filipino (Pilipinas)
Gaeilge (Éire)
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Kiswahili (Kenya)
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O'zbekcha (O'zbekiston Respublikasi)
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Wolof (Senegaal)
Isixhosa (Umzantsi Afrika)
Yoruba (Nigeria)
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বাংলা (বাংলাদেশ)
Català (Català)
Português (Brasil)
Српски (Србија И Црна Гора (Бивша))
Српски (Босна И Херцеговина)
Srpski (Srbija I Crna Gora (Bivša))

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Platform: PC

Great when it works

I really like app, and the auto scaling is a great function when switching from my 4k monitor to the 1080p one. However, it crashes way too often (on startup and during average use) for my tastes. Once that is fixed I'll use it instead of mstsc. I'll try this app again in a few months and update.




Platform: PC

Great and terrible at the same time

The organization of remote computers is nice. The ability to resize the session without disconnect / reconnect is nice (ABOUT TIME!... Citrix has done this for years). However, its utterly useless if you operate with multiple monitors and you need multiple RDP sessions open on multiple screen simultaneously. It's like everything in windows 8... it adds a nice interface, but destroys functionality for desktop users with multiple monitors.




Platform: PC

No longer configured for multiple monitor sessions

In addition to problems with shift key and copy/paste no longer working, I miss the ability to open multiple remote desktops on different monitors, as was available in Windows 8. This used to be one of the few "Apps" I used on the desktop because it was so efficient and easy to use. If I open the remote desktop on a particular monitor, it opened up on that monitor. I could also have two separate sessions open at the same time and work on several systems simultaneously. Now, I can only open one window and have to switch between connections within that same window. If I open on monitor 4 (the one on the right of center/main) window pops up on primary monitor 2 and I have to move manually. With all these problems it's easier for me to go back to and use the RDP program that comes with the O/S instead.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Difficult to manage multiple sessions

Old version was excellent. New version made it difficult to work in multiple sessions. Switching sessions logs you out of the active session requiring a login again when your return to it. Connected sessions used to show up on the bottom of the display so you could quickly move between sessions. There is no support for laptops with 4K resolution screens making it nearly impossible to view older windows servers.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Very good, only one more thing missing for me.

This app works fantastic. It has completely replace the build in Remote Desktop app in Windows. The only thing missing for me, is the ability to drag and drop a file from the host desktop, to the remote desktop. Keep up the good work!



Cherie and Jim

Platform: PC

What a downgrade.

The smaller format and lack of multiple screens makes it useless to me.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Shift and Alt keys don't work

I downloaded this for use on my Surface Pro 4 i7 but the shift and alt keys don't work. I like this interface way better than the built in app but it's not fully functional.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Forget it

Not worth the download. Big drop in quality. Just go PRO, don't waste your time on this one...




Platform: PC

Broken since Windows 10 millennial update

I used to love this app! But now when I put it in a maximized screen the keyboard modifier keys do not work; e.g. I can only get lower case letters. Same result on three different machines.

15 out of 15 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Shift key no longer working

Can't use the shift key in the app, thus you have to use caps lock key for anything case sensitive.

12 out of 13 people found this helpful.



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