How to enable remote access to your computer with Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop

Yesterday Google launched Chrome Remote Desktop for Android , a new alternative that allows secure remote access to your computer form from our mobile devices, as long as your computer has Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or later, or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher and our mobile device has at least Android 4.0.

The configuration of Chrome Remote Desktop priori is simple, just have to be the administrator of the computer and install and configure their respective extension in the Chrome browser of your computer, but currently not everyone gets to enable successful remote access your computer for an error that occurs in the setup process. Many users of Windows error message appears they “Failed to start remote service.” , which we see as a failure is corrected (except Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Home Premium).

Enable remote connections

As I said before, configure remote access to your computer in theory is very simple. We just need to install the Remote Desktop app in the Chrome browser of your computer and once installed open it to proceed with the configuration.

Chrome Remote Desktop

To enable remote access to your computer the first step we have to do is click the button “Enable remote connections” in “My Computer”.

Chrome Remote Desktop

We were asked to introduce one PIN of at least six digits for secure remote access to your computer. After entering the PIN will surely have to allow this program to make changes in the team. If everything goes perfect be installed Chrome Remote Host Service on your computer. If it fails, it will show the error and abort the setup.

Chrome Remote Desktop

If you install the Chrome Remote Host Service on your computer it will ask thereupon we introduce the PIN that we have before to protect access to your computer.

Chrome Remote Desktop

After entering the PIN will already be correctly enabled remote connections to this computer, which we already use the Chrome Remote Desktop application for Android to access the computer remotely from your mobile device.

Chrome Remote Desktop

Solve problem

The following steps can not be done in Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Home Premium.

Chrome Remote Desktop

If you give us the error “Unable to start remote service.” ‘ll have to do a hack to fix it. This ruling gives the configuration application that understands that we do not have administrator permissions team, and this error is given by own application by a mistranslation . The application of Chrome Remote Desktop see if our user is an administrator on the “Administrators” group but that group does not have to exist in Windows set to Spanish, because in the Spanish version called this group “Administrators”.

Chrome Remote Desktop

To correct this error I hope Google resolved soon just have to create the “Administrators” groupand add our user. To do this we need to access Computer Management Windows and create a new folder within “Groups” of “Users and Groups”, will put the name “Administrators” and add members users who are administrators. The list of administrators users can look at the properties of the group “Administrators”.

Chrome Remote Desktop

Once created the “Administrators” group and should be able to correctly configure remote access to your computer.

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android

If we have already enable remote access to your computer and just kick us to open Chrome Remote Desktop on your Android device, click the list on your computer and enter their PIN to access remotely from him, as long as both are connected to Internet.

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