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 x86, x64, ARM
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1
Architecture x86, x64, ARM

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Published by
Microsoft Corporation
(c) Microsoft Corporation

Approximate download size
751.31 KB - 19.07 MB


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.

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Platform: PC

Getting Better

Screen resolution was big problem. Getting better. Still needs critical features like Printer Redirection. Also having multiple connections and instances open at the same time is very important in this virtual server world, often need to connect to multiple servers simultaneously.




Platform: PC

Needs to open .rdp files.

The Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app can open .rdp file but this app cannot. I checked the version numbers of both apps and they appear to be the same. Please bring that feature out of preview.




Platform: Mobile

Perfect 👌🏻 app

Perfect app and useful but the animations like open start Window on Windows 10




Platform: Mobile


Fully functional and easy to use and setup.




Platform: PC

Recent update removed Smart Card login support

I really like this app and prefer it to the Desktop app, especially on Windows 10. However, it was recently updated, and Smart Card login support was removed. Now I can no longer use it to log in to work. I've switched back to the Desktop version as a workaround but this is very disappointing. Update: Finally uninstalled it from my machine. I was hoping VPN support would remove the need for the Smart Card access. That was correct. However, I can't share my Smart Card with the remote computer, so I can't use my Smart Card in the remote session to log into company applications. Without Smart Card support, this App is useless to me. Going back to the desktop version.

3 out of 4 people found this helpful.



Juan Ma

Platform: PC

I can't even open it

I download the app with out problems, but when I try to open it, it open the windows of the app but 2 second later it close. It doesn't work I already try to download it again restart the PC and nothing. FIX IT!




Platform: PC

Issues with Windows 10 Anniversary Update

The app worked perfectly until the latest Windows 10 update. The shift keystroke, and the left ALT key, and CTRL shortcuts do not work. Examples: "CTRL-C" to copy does not work... Another example: If there's a button with the text of "Exit" (and the "x" is underlined as the hotkey), hitting the "ALT-X" does not work. Confirmed the issue by using this vs. the standard RDP to the same system.

7 out of 7 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

It's great and all, but I can only use the touch screen "mouse" and keyboard built into the phone. I have an external Bluetooth mouse and keyboard that works in other apps but not in this one. Please allow pass through of Bluetooth devices.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Please provide old version

The old version provided since Windows 8 was simply awesome. Multiple connections and tab-like switching between them. Why would you mess that up?! It worked! If you want to shove Asure down our throats, please provide a separate Asure only remote desktop app and revert this back to its working condition. Please provide us with the previous version or a way for us you continue using the working version and the option to "upgrade" to this new broken version if we want to be beta testers.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Shift key doesn't work

As of Win10 1607, the Remote Desktop app does not get the Shift key passed through to remote machines. This essentially breaks the app since I can no longer use a colon or capital letters. (Passwords, paths, etc) This is reproducible across 3 of my machines all with clean OS installs, so it must be a bug with this Remote Desktop app. The preview Remote Desktop app & the win32 Remote Desktop client work fine.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.



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