How to Monitor Activity on a Remote Computer

In today's increasingly connected age, many people have multiple computers that they use in various locations. If you need to monitor program or service activity on a remote computer, you can use the Remote Desktop Connection program installed on all Windows computers.

Things You'll Need

  • IP address of computer you want to monitor


    • 1

      Click "Start" on the local computer you are logged in to.

    • 2

      Click "All Programs," then open the "Accessories" section, then click "Remote Desktop Connection."

    • 3

      Type in the IP address of the computer you want to monitor in the Remote Desktop Connection window.

    • 4

      Press "Enter," then type in the credentials for an account on the remote computer you want to monitor.

    • 5

      Press "Enter" again and you are connected to the remote computer.

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