Remote Connection to a Surface RT [Day 18]

  

The following it taken from http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/forum/surfwinrt-surfusing/is-it-possible-to-remote-into-a-surface-running/1749d23a-ffe7-410e-8637-b00ea8b6af4d

From the Surface RT
1. Search in Settings for “remote”.
2. Select “Invite someone to connect to your PC and help you, or offer to help someone else”.
3. Select “Invite someone you trust to help you”.
4. Select “Save this invitation as a file”.
5. At this point a window will open showing you a 12-digit password.
6. Open mail app, and send an email to your helper with the password, include the invitation file as an attachment. This is where your assistant takes over the process.

 

Assistance giver steps:
1. Open the email, copy the password, and save the invitation file.
2. Search in Settings for “remote”.
3. Select “Invite someone to connect to your PC and help you, or offer to help someone else”.
4. Select “Help someone who has invited you”.
5. Select “Use an invitation file”.
6. Open the invitation file.
7. Enter the password.
8. The connection is made! The assistant now clicks “Request control” at the top left of the window showing the recipients desktop.

Assistance giver steps (quick alternative – the method I used instinctively):
1. Open up email
2. Copy Password
3. Double Click on attached File
4. Paste in Password

The Surface will be asked if it will allow the connection. The connecting PC can then Request Control (again the surface will be asked if it will allow such a request). The connection suffers from a  momentary delay in proliferation over from the surface to the desktop and vica versa.

Andy

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