Remote Desktop clients

Applies To: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016

You can use a Microsoft Remote Desktop client to connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere using just about any device. You can connect to your work PC and have access to all of your apps, files, and network resources as if you were sitting at your desk. You can leave apps open at work and then see those same apps at home - all by using the RD client.

Before you start, make sure you check out the supported configuration article, which discusses the PCs that you can connect to using the Remote Desktop clients. Also check out the client FAQ.

The following client apps are available:

Device Get the app Set up instructions
Windows Windows 10 preview app
Windows GA app
How to use Remote Desktop on Windows 10
Remote Desktop info for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7
Android Android app in Google Play Getting started with Remote Desktop client on Android
iOS iOS app in the iTunes store Getting started with Remote Desktop client on iOS
Mac Mac app in the iTunes store Getting started with Remote Desktop client on Mac
Note

The link for WIndows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7 detects the OS that you are currently using and displays information that matches. So if you want information for Windows 8.1, be sure to access the link from a PC running WIndows 8.1.

Remote Desktop client URI scheme

You can integrate features of Remote Desktop clients across platforms by enabling a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme. Check out the supported URI attributes that you can use with the iOS, Mac, and Android clients.