Chrome, "Remote Desktop": how to install


It's no secret that more and moreand more applications to gain access from one terminal or mobile device to remote computers. Among all the variety of software separately worth noting is the Chrome application "Remote Desktop", released by Google. Now it will be considered how to correctly install the program and configure it for subsequent work on different devices.

Chrome Remote Desktop: What's this?

First of all, find out what kind of program it is. As already understood, it is a powerful means of communication between individual devices, the connection between which is carried out via the Internet or over a local network.

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The name "Chrome Remote Desktop" saysfor itself, so a prerequisite for the installation and use of this software is the presence of a browser of the same name installed in the system or any development based on it.

This approach eliminates the need for installationa separate program, then integrating it into non-Chrome browsers, and significantly saves time. In addition, the interaction on this basis also reduces the access time to remote terminals. Well, as for the possibilities, then on a remote computer you can perform almost all operations, both on your own device, including mobile devices, and even administer the system. This will become a very powerful tool, for example, for the same sysadmins who have dozens of computer terminals connected to the network.

Google Chrome, Remote Desktop: how does it work?

Now let's see how the whole systemfunctions. In principle, a remote Chrome desktop can be classified as a class of programs called RDP clients (Remote Desktop). Actually, the principles embodied in his work are quite similar.

However, at the dawn of the development of such technologies fora session between two computers required two main applications. The server was intended for installation on a computer that will be subject to administration. The client program was installed on the terminal, from which the other terminal will be controlled. But all this in the past, because later two different programs were combined into one, and the need to install several different applications has disappeared.

As for the work, everything is as usual. The program uses its own protocols and interface, although it also supports many others. And just like in many other programs, there is a built-in traffic encryption system at the TLS, SSH, SSL level with the use of AES algorithms.

But speaking in general, the application "RemoteThe Chrome desktop is, rather, not an independent program, but an add-on for the browser. Therefore, looking ahead, we note that its removal can be done exclusively from the browser, without using the means of the operating system or specialized software packages for deep searching and uninstalling applications in the system.

Pre-installation on PC

Now let's pay attention to the program "Remote Desktop Chrome." Install and configure it to make everything work correctly, quite simply.

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First you need to go to the official pageload the add-on, as already, probably, it is clear, through the Chrome-browser. On the page at the top right there is a special setup button that you need to click to start the download and installation, and in the next window - the Add button to create shortcuts. At the end of the process, the application icon will appear on the desktop of the computer, in the Quick Launch bar, and in the browser itself (under the address bar).

Activating a remote connection

Now a few words about the program "RemoteDesktop Chrome ». To install it, as you can see, is not difficult, and takes this process only a couple of minutes. But only the installation is not limited to. At the second stage, the application needs to be activated.

At the first start of the program will be requestedseveral actions that must be authorized, since the data sent and received is subject to the jurisdiction of Google's Privacy Policy and the Chrome Privacy Policy. Without such consent, the installation process will be interrupted.

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In the browser, click the Chrome button"Remote Desktop" or enter in the address bar http: // apps. You can also start the application using a shortcut or use the quick launch from the corresponding panel.

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Next, select the Remote Desktop partition,to view the options - "My computers", and then - "Getting Started". Now we press the remote connection permission button and set the host parameters, following the instructions.

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The most important moment comes: you need to enter the PIN-code. It must contain at least six digits. Next, enter the code again to confirm.

To continue the configuration, you will need to log in to your Google account and re-enter the above PIN. Only after that, the already configured device will appear in the computers section.

Direct connection to remote terminals

To connect to a remote terminal, you first need to make sure that each of them has an active Internet connection.

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After that, run the program with the aboveway and reach the moment of starting work. Now it's up to small - you just need to select the desired terminal from the list, then enter the corresponding PIN-code and click the activation button of the connection. To disconnect the session, use the shutdown button.

Set up connections on Android and iOS

As you can see, with the installation and preliminarysetting the program "Remote Desktop Chrome" (PC-version) is all quite simple. Now let's consider the issues related to setting up access to computer terminals from mobile devices based on the Android and iOS operating systems. For convenience, it will be Android, because this system is also a development of Google. However, on iOS all actions will be identical.

It goes without saying that first on the deviceyou need to install the mobile client Google Remote Desktop from the Google Play store (also Android Market) or AppStore for "apple" gadgets. As in the case of the stationary version, we agree with the conditions and wait for the end of the process of downloading and installing the applet on the device.

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Next, run the application and select the desired terminal from the list, enter the code and connect. Again, everything is simple.

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Note: Logging into the program must be done exclusively under the account specified in the computer settings. However, you can get access to another "account", if the user of the remote terminal provides it (for this, there is a "Share" button in the computer settings, and the notification will be sent by e-mail with the appropriate code).

If you have problems connecting

Finally, consider the situation when the programChrome "Remote Desktop" for some reason can not establish a connection or configure access to the desired computer terminal. And first you need to check your Internet connection.

In addition, if such a situation arose,make sure that the program does not block the firewall. In its settings, permissions should be set for outgoing UDP traffic and incoming replies, as well as two TCP ports: 5222 for XMPP and 443 for HTTPS.

It is possible that if the terminal is insome corporate network, there are restrictions on the use of remote access to it. I'll have to contact the system administrator or the network administrator.

Finally, one of the reasons may be the presence ofthe system of the outdated version of the browser Chrome, so before you start the installation of the add-on, you should update it to the current time.


Here, in fact, in brief and everything that concernsinstallation and configuration of the application for remote access to computer terminals from different devices. It remains to add that mobile customers are also interested in the fact that in addition to the direct access functions you can even view the packs and files on computers disconnected from the Internet, so to speak, in offline mode. And if you understand the principles of setting up and working with the Chrome client, then you can easily figure out almost any program of the RDP class.

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