Remote Desktop is an easy-to-use and efficient option that lets you control your Windows 10 computer from another computer. With this handy tool, you can connect to your PC and access your applications, files and network resources, which is definitely great. That said, things do not always go as planned: you can try using Remote Desktop only to see the error code 0x207 on your screen. We agree that such a failure is quite disheartening. Nevertheless, it is not necessary to get excited about it. Continue reading this article to learn how to fix the 0x207 Remote Desktop Connection error.
1. Update all your drivers
For starters, you should never lose sight of the fact that outdated drivers pose a serious threat to the stability and performance of your Windows 10 computer. In the 0x207 scenario, the most likely manager is your network adapter driver. However, this is not necessarily the case. We want you to not lose anything by checking all your drivers - so you can be 100% sure that you are not missing the one that is causing the malfunction.
Another option is to use Device Manager to automate the search, but updating the drivers is still not an easy task, even with this built-in utility:
- Click the right button on the Windows logo icon.
- Select Device Manager.
- Expand a device section by clicking on it.
- Click with the right mouse button on one of the exposed devices.
- Select Update Driver.
- Select 'Automatically search for updated driver'.
- Wait until the search is complete.
- Install the found software.
2. Enable the Remote Desktop protocol
You should check the settings of your remote connection to see if your PC is accessible from another device. To do this, follow the instructions below:
- Press the Windows + R logo key to invoke the Run application.
- When finished, type SystemPropertiesRemote.exe and press the OK button.
- You will enter the System Properties menu.
- Go to the Remote tab.
- Go to the Remote Desktop section.
- Select "Allow remote connections to this computer".
- Check the box next to "Allow remote connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with network authentication (recommended)".
- Click Apply, and then click OK to save your changes and see if your problem has been resolved.
3. Configure your security settings
Now it's time to make sure your Windows firewall allows remote desktop connections. Here are the instructions to follow:
- In the Start menu, locate Control Panel and enter it.
- Processes the system and security.
- Access the Windows Defender firewall.
- Click the Allow application link through Windows Firewall.
- Locate Remote Desktop and check it.
- Hope your problem is over.
4. Reset the Remote Desktop connection for your account
Resetting the problematic remote desktop connection may be useful in eliminating the 0x207 connection error. Here's what you should do:
- Open the Search application (Windows key + S).
- Type Remote Desktop and press Enter.
- Open the application in question.
- Access the remote desktop connection that you want to delete.
- Click on the icon that looks like three points aligned horizontally.
- Select the Delete option.
- Close the Remote Desktop application. Then, open the application again and configure the connection that you removed earlier.