How to Find a Computer Name for a Remote Desktop Connection

By Tina Amo

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.

Step 1

Click the Start button and select "Control Panel."

Step 2

Click "System Maintenance" and choose "System."

Step 3

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