How to set up remote desktop on windows XP, Vista and 7

How to set up remote desktop on windows XP, Vista and 7

  1. Click your Start button.
  2. In the search box type systempropertiesremote and press enter.
  3. A window will appear asking if you would like to allow access – Click Allow.
  4. You should now have the system properties window open on your screen with the Remote Tab selected. (If the remote tab is not selected, then please select it.)how to setup remote desktop
  5. At the bottom you have 3 options for setting up remote desktop access.
    1. Don’t allow remote connections – Turn off remote access
    2. Allow connection from any version of remote desktop.

    Select this is you are connecting from XP or from an Iphone or Ipad.
    Select this is you are only going to be connecting from windows vista or  higher, or your preferred remote desktop connection software supports NLA.

    1. Allow connections only from Remote Desktop with NLA.
  1. Click Apply at the bottom right.
  2. Your current profile will have automatically been added to the authorised user list.
  3. To add another account or remove an account click “Select Users…”, another window will appear. This window will display any authorised users.
    1. To Add an account.
    2. Click Add, another window will appear in the bottom box marked “Enter the object names to select”.
    3. Type in the account name you wish to add.
    4. Click Check Names.
    5. If the account name is valid it will change to Computername/accountname.
    6. If it is not valid an error window will appear called “Name not Found”.
    7. When happy click OK.
    8. To Remove an account, select the requested account and click remove.
  1. Your Pc is now ready to accept remote connections.
  2. When you connect remotely you will need to type in an authorised account name and its password.


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