Disable Remote Assistance Connection in Window

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how disable or enable Remote Assistance Connection in Windows 10.

Windows remote assistance connection feature is there to allow someone you trust, could be a technical person, a family member of friends to connect to your computer and help resolve issues.

This feature is enabled by default and could be a security risk in some environment. Keeping connection opened to everyone from anywhere might not be the best way to run a secured environment.

Some Windows might want this enabled temporarily to help friends and others connect to troubleshoot and fix problems, and then disabling or turning it off when not in use.

To get started with disabling remote assistance connection in Windows, follow the steps below:

Disable from Windows Settings

One way to disable or enable Remote Assistance Connection is via Windows System settings page. One can can use the search box at the bottom left and type Remote Assistance as shown in the image below. Then select and open.

Or you can type the commands below into the search box or Run command box.

SystemPropertiesRemote

This will open Windows System Properties window.

Uncheck the box under Remote Assistance to disable. If you want to enable, check the box to enable.

Disable from Command line

For those who are comfortable with Windows command terminal, they can simply run the commands below to disable or enable Remote Assistence.

Open Windows Command Prompt as administrator. This run the commands below:

Disable Remote Assistance:

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Assistance" new enable=no

Enable Remote Assistance:

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Assistance" new enable=yes

Disable via Windows Registry

Another way to disable or enable is via Windows registry. Open Windows comment prompt as administrator, then run the commands below to disable or enable Windows Remote Assistance

Disable:

reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Remote Assistance" /v "fAllowFullControl" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f

Enable:

reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Remote Assistance" /v "fAllowFullControl" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to disable or enable Windows Remote Assistance. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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