Microsoft Remote Desktop

Microsoft Remote Desktop

Microsoft Corporation
May require certain hardware. See System Requirements for details.
May require certain hardware. See System Requirements for details.



Use the Microsoft Remote Desktop 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:

Available on





Mobile device

Mobile device

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Version 1011-1014: • Bug fixes Version 1010: • Added the ability to start each connection in a new window • Bug fixes Version 997: • Added support for additional languages • Improved non-English keyboard support on desktop • Bug fixes Version 981: • 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 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
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)
Access your Internet connection
Use your enterprise domain credentials
Use the software and hardware certificates available on your device

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and 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)
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)
Afrikaans (Suid-Afrika)
አማርኛ (ኢትዮጵያ)
العربية (المملكة العربية السعودية)
অসমীয়া (ভাৰত)
Azərbaycan Dili (Azərbaycan)
Беларуская (Беларусь)
Български (България)
বাংলা (বাংলাদেশ)
বাংলা (ভারত)
Bosanski (Bosna I Hercegovina)
Català (Català)
Valencià (Espanya)
Čeština (Česká Republika)
Cymraeg (Y Deyrnas Unedig)
Ελληνικά (Ελλάδα)
Eesti (Eesti)
Euskara (Euskara)
فارسى (ایران)
Filipino (Pilipinas)
Gaeilge (Éire)
Gàidhlig (An Rìoghachd Aonaichte)
Galego (Galego)
ગુજરાતી (ભારત)
Hausa (Nijeriya)
עברית (ישראל)
हिंदी (भारत)
Hrvatski (Hrvatska)
Magyar (Magyarország)
Հայերեն (Հայաստան)
Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia)
Igbo (Nigeria)
Íslenska (Ísland)
ქართული (საქართველო)
Қазақ (Қазақстан)
ភាសាខ្មែរ (កម្ពុជា)
ಕನ್ನಡ (ಭಾರತ)
कोंकणी (भारत)
کوردیی ناوەڕاست (کوردستان)
Кыргыз (Кыргызстан)
Lëtzebuergesch (Lëtzebuerg)
Lietuvių (Lietuva)
Latviešu (Latvija)
Reo Māori (Aotearoa)
Македонски Јазик (Македонија)
മലയാളം (ഭാരതം)
Монгол Хэл (Монгол Улс)
मराठी (भारत)
Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia)
Malti (Malta)
नेपाली (नेपाल)
Norsk, Nynorsk (Noreg)
Sesotho Sa Leboa (Afrika Borwa)
ଓଡ଼ିଆ (ଭାରତ)
پنجابی (پاکستان)
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (ਭਾਰਤ)
درى (افغانستان)
Português (Portugal)
K'iche' (Guatemala)
Runasimi (Peru)
Română (România)
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)
سنڌي (پاکستان)
සිංහල (ශ්‍රී ලංකා)
Slovenčina (Slovenská Republika)
Slovenščina (Slovenija)
Shqip (Shqipëria)
Српски (Босна И Херцеговина)
Српски (Србија И Црна Гора (Бивша))
Srpski (Srbija I Crna Gora (Bivša))
Kiswahili (Kenya)
தமிழ் (இந்தியா)
తెలుగు (భారత దేశం)
Тоҷикӣ (Тоҷикистон)
ไทย (ไทย)
ትግርኛ (ኢትዮጵያ)
Türkmen Dili (Türkmenistan)
Setswana (Aforika Borwa)
Türkçe (Türkiye)
Татар (Россия)
ئۇيغۇرچە (جۇڭخۇا خەلق جۇمھۇرىيىتى)
Українська (Україна)
اُردو (پاکستان)
O'zbekcha (O'zbekiston Respublikasi)
Tiếng Việt (Việt Nam)
Wolof (Senegaal)
Isixhosa (Umzantsi Afrika)
Yoruba (Nigeria)
Isizulu (Iningizimu Afrika)
Српски (Србија)
Srpski (Srbija)

Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

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Guys please don't give bad rating to the app just because it couldn't connect to your PC. The app will only work for Windows versions which have the remote desktop server installed. For example Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't have one, so the app won't work with PCs running W7 HP. But that's not a problem with the app. So, kindly do not confuse others!

262 out of 296 people found this helpful.

Wow, this is so cool and uncool at the same time. Let me explain. It's cool because I can use this app to connect to my work PC via VPN and do all my work remotely. I am using 1520 and this app just performs great on 1520 screen. It's uncool because I keep working from almost everywhere all the time :)

771 out of 899 people found this helpful.

Can't copy and paste between machines

Since the anniversary update, I am unable to copy/paste between my local machine and my remotely connected machine. It's not just a keyboard shortcut issue...this is even when I do a right click and select "copy" or "paste" doesn't work! It's pretty much killed my productivity since I have to manually type in URLs or documents now.

34 out of 36 people found this helpful.

If you are as dumb as me...please keep in mind that your remote PC must be running Windows Pro or Enterprise.

186 out of 213 people found this helpful.

Limited to 5 active sessions

This program *would* be a perfect replacement for the now defunct Remote Desktop Connection Manager, but once you've connected to 5 machines, the app fails to connect to any more, and cites a "protocol error". There has never been such a limitation on the classic Remote Desktop client or any other 3rd party RDP client, so what is up with that?

15 out of 15 people found this helpful.

Wow!!!What a great app! I can connect to my PC at school and DO ACTUAL WORK!!! Bravo Microsoft, if you keep it up this platform will explode. Your in-house apps are the cream of the crop but don't let the MS Store get overrun by shitty apps like the Play Store for the Android ecosystem.

346 out of 411 people found this helpful.

This is very cool app! Upd: It worked really great on Windows 7. But now it always says "connection error" since I upgraded to W10. Am I the only one?

28 out of 30 people found this helpful.

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.

32 out of 35 people found this helpful.

Thank You MS!! please don't stop developing and improving your apps. This app isn't the most feature rich or intuitive, but boy does it get the job done. No need to lug around a laptop 💻 (SysAdmin), this app gets you in quick and easy to check services, restart tasks or any other duty that would otherwise suck the life out of you. -Lumia 640 XL, native VPN, TMG

19 out of 20 people found this helpful.

All of the sudden, its unstable

I've been using the app since Windows 8, and its my preferred RDP app, however on all of my Windows 10 machines (laptop, desktop, tablet, wife's laptop), the app just crashes when I try to open it. I can temp resolve it by removing the app and reinstalling. Hopefully this gets fixed. My laptop is a fresh install by the way

19 out of 20 people found this helpful.

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