Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection review: Free, native remote control

MRDC obviates the need for third-party remote desktop software if you have decent tech chops—and a pro version of Windows.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection
  • Expert Rating

    4.50 / 5


  • Free with Windows Pro or above
  • Excellent performance
  • Clients for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS


  • Not available with Windows Home
  • Firewall/network configuration may be required
  • Controls only Windows computers

Bottom Line

If you have one of the upper-tier versions of Windows (Pro, Enterprise), and fair to good computer/networking chops, Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection is an excellent free option for accessing your Windows PC from other computers or devices.

Would you buy this?

  • Price

    Free (AUD)

Price when reviewed

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