How to Connect Remote Desktop using a Web Based Interface?

Remote Desktop Browser Based Tools
As a project developer or team member, what if you need to access your remote server from a remote location?

If you are using a hosting service, you may need to access your server remotely regularly. In this case, you might hear or use a remote desktop software.

A desktop application’s functionality is constrained by the hardware on which it runs. It must be developed for and installed on a specific operating system, and it may have strict hardware requirements as well.

We therefore recommend in this article three best Remote Desktop Web-based tools that are independent of hardware and operating systems.

1. Chrome RDP – Easiest Way

The Chrome RDP extension is a Microsoft Remote Desktop APP that is only available for the Chrome browser. The extension supports both standard RDP and SSL encryption. You can enter the address of the remote machine and easily connect with it.

Here’s how to set up and access a remote machine using Chrome Remote Desktop:

  1. Go to Chrome Webstore and Search Chrome RDP.chrom rdp
  2. Open Chrome browser. Open Chrome RDP from the Google App Launcher. You will need the IP address of the remote computer and the port number (only if you are using a non-standard port). For example,

    Enter IP port

  3. Click on the OK button after entering the Username and Password. Enter Credentials
  4. Your browser will display the desktop of the remote computer.RDP Tool

2. Chrome Remote Desktop – Secure and Quick Setup

Chrome Remote Desktop is one of the best remote access applications available for free. It is very easy to set up, use and provide a secure connection to your remote server.

Chrome Remote desktop includes excellent features like a live audio feed that lets you enjoy music from your remote desktop computer. You can easily copy and paste files from your RDP computer to your local computer.

What if you immediately needed files from your remote server without access to a desktop computer around you? So that’s why Chrome Remote Desktop also released the Chrome Remote Desktop App for Android.

Here’s how to set up and access a remote machine using Chrome Remote Desktop:

    1. First of all, sign into google using chrome browser; you need to be logged in to access or screen share using Chrome Remote Desktop
    2. Open Chrome Webstore and search the Chrome Remote Desktop in Download the APP and allow it access to your computer.Chrome web Store
    3. Open the Chrome Remote Desktop from Google App Launcher. You will find two options, one for user-to-user screen sharing and the second for accessing your computer from another machine.Chrome Remote Desktop enable access

4. To add your computer to Chrome Remote Desktop, you can access it from anywhere using the below steps: i) Click Get Started under My Computer. Then add your computer by clicking Enable Remote Connections. Chrome will start downloading Chrome Remote Desktop Host Installer and install it after downloading. ii)Then, you will be asked to set up the PIN. The PIN will be required to access your computer from another location. Once you set up the PIN, you can access your computer remotely.Enter PIN

  1. Sign in to Google from where you want to access your Google. Then Enter this URL, and you will see the option to connect your computer like below.Remote Desktop List
  2. Then Enter the Pin to access your server. Click Enter once you enter the PIN.09 Remote Access pin Chrome Desktop
  3. The desktop of the remote computer will appear in your browser.10 Chrome remote desktop view

3. Remote Desktop Web Client – Microsoft RDP

Microsoft offers the third option. Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Web Client lets you access your remote desktop server through a compatible web browser. Over the past few years, Microsoft has extended RDP support to several platforms. After installing the web client, users can utilize it as a substitute for the traditionally RDP client. The setup process is slightly lengthy and includes many steps covered in Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Client.

Screen-captures of Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Client

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If you are using any other browser-based tools, please share them with us. We will review and include it in our blog post. If you have any questions about the above tools, please mention them in the comment section below.

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