Windows 8.1: Add a User to the Administrator Group for Remote Desktop

Add a User to the Administrator Group

Sometimes users may find that remotely connecting to a PC quite difficult. The steps listed below show how to connect, and configure, their PC so that remote desktop will be accessible. Make sure that you are the Local Admin on the machine.

NOTE: Off-campus connections will require VPN to securely connect. For articles regarding off-campus connectivity, see the VPN / Virtual Private Network: LSU Overview.

1. Open the Start menu from your desktop, and select Control Panel.

Control Panel on the start menu.

 2. Choose User Accounts.

User Accounts button on the control panel

3. Select Manage User Accounts.

Manage User Accounts button.

4. From the User Accounts window, choose the account to be altered and choose Properties.

Properties button on the accounts window.

5. Click the Group Membership tab and select Administrator (Administrators Group). Click Apply, then OK.

Group Membership Tab - Administrator button.

NOTE: If the Windows Firewall is enabled, it also needs to have the Remote Desktop Exception Enabled.

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9/11/2023 4:31:17 PM