How to Find a Computer Name for a Remote Desktop Connection

A remote desktop connection allows you to share resources with another computer, such as files and programs. To create such a connection, it is necessary to enable Remote Desktop and have a network connection, according to Microsoft. It is also necessary to know the names of the computers.

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Find your computer name.

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Click the Start button and select “Control Panel.”

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Click “System Maintenance” and choose “System.”

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Look for your computer name under “Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings.” This area shows “Computer name” and “Full computer name.”