Home Edition Professional Fast User Switching yesyes Remote Assistance yesyes Remote Desktop noyes Brings core terminal services technology to consumer platform. Allows a user to access a Windows 7 computer from a remote location and get the experience of a Windows 7 computer and all of its applications without actually having physical access to the Windows 7 computer.
With Remote Desktop Connection, you can access a computer running Windows from another computer running Windows that is connected to the same network or to the Internet. For example, you can use all of your work computer's programs, files, and network resources from your home computer, and it's just like you're sitting in front of your computer at work.
To connect to a remote computer, that computer must be turned on, it must have a network connection, Remote Desktop must be enabled, you must have network access to the remote computer (this could be through the Internet), and you must have permission to connect. For permission to connect, you must be on the list of users. Before you start a connection, it's a good idea to look up the name of the computer you're connecting to and to make sure Remote Desktop connections are allowed through its firewall.
If you're user account doesn't require a password to sign in, you'll need to add a password before you're allowed to start a connection with a remote computer. To find the Remote Desktop Connection shortcut, click the Start button, click All Programs or Programs, and then click Accessories. To quickly open Remote Desktop Connection, open the Start menu, and then type mstsc in the Search box.
You can't use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to computers running Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic N, or Windows Vista Home Premium. You can, however, connect from those editions of Windows Vista to computers running other versions of Windows. You can't use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to computers running Windows XP Home Edition.
To allow remote connection on the computer Open System by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System. Click Remote settings, and then select the one of the three options under "Remote Desktop." Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Click Select Users. If you're an administrator on the computer, your current user account will automatically be added to the list of remote users and you can skip the next two steps.
In the Remote Desktop Users dialog box, click Add. In the Select Users or Groups dialog box, do the following: To select the search location, click Locations, and then select the location you want to search. In Enter the object names to select, type the name of the user that you want to add, and Then click ok. The name will be displayed in the list of users in the Remote Desktop Users dialog box.
Look up the computer name of the remote computer On the remote computer, click the Start button Start button, click Control Panel, click System and Maintenance, and then click System. Under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, you can look up your computer name, and its full computer name if your computer is on a domain. Your network administrator might also be able to give you the name of the computer.
Allow remote desktop connection through firewall If you're having trouble connecting, Remote Desktop connections might be getting blocked by the firewall. Here's how to change that setting on a Windows Vista PC. If you're using another firewall, make sure the port for Remote Desktop (usually 3389) is open. On the remote computer, click Start and then right-click Computer. Select Properties in the context menu. Click Security Center in the pane on the right. Click Firewall Setting. Click Change Settings and then check the box next to Remote Desktop. Click OK to save the changes.
To set password to your user account Your user account must have a password before you can use Remote Desktop to connect to another computer. Click Start and select Control Panel. Double-click User Accounts. Select Change your Windows Password under User Accounts. Click Create a password for your account and follow the instructions on the screen.
To start remote desktop on the computer Open Remote Desktop Connection by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Remote Desktop Connection. In Computer, type the name of the computer that you want to connect to, and then click Connect. (You can also type the IP address instead of the computer name if you want.)
Windows XP Feature Matrix Home Edition Professional Fast User Switching yesyes Remote Assistance yesyes Remote Desktop noyes 24
Remote Desktop Brings core terminal services technology to consumer platform. Allows a user to access a Windows XP Professional computer from a remote location and get the experience of a Windows XP computer and all of its applications without actually having physical access to the Windows XP computer. 25
Diagram of Remote Desktop? My Documents My Computer My Network Places Internet Explorer Recycle Bin Start 12:00 PM RDPTCP/IP Windows XP Professional Computer User at Remote Computer Remote Desktop is single session.
How Do I Enable Remote Desktop? Enabled by selecting a check box (open My Computer and click the Remote tab). See next slide. By default, Administrators can remotely connect. You can add users in the following new built-in group – Remote Desktop Users Group. No reboot required. 27
Remote Desktop Connection UI 29 Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, click Remote Desktop Connection.
What Can You Do with Remote Desktop? File system redirection (drive mapping) File copy redirection Local and network printer redirection Audio redirection High color support 30
What Can You Do with Remote Desktop? (2) Have local computer keyboard shortcuts sent to remote computer Smart card support Ports redirection Access all your installed applications 31
Connection Settings Default.rdp is a hidden file in My Documents that contains the settings for Remote Desktop Connection. Stored passwords are encrypted. In Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT 4.0 clients, we never store the passwords. Can save the.rdp files to your desktop and treat them like shortcuts. 32
Windows Key Combinations and Audio Three options for Windows key combinations: – On Local Computer – On Remote Computer – In Full Screen Mode only So no need to remember a different set of shortcuts like in Windows 2000. Audio Redirection – Leave at remote computer – Do not play – Bring to local computer 33
Local Resources Tab Under Local Devices, Smart Cards will appear if Smart Cards are installed on local computer. 34
Audio Redirection Tuned to minimize the performance impact on network bandwidth. Uses UDP whenever possible, otherwise audio is part of the RDP virtual channel. This is negotiated "on the fly". Does not redirect MIDI sound. 35
Experience Tab for Low Bandwidth Connections Used to optimize connection experience. By default, Remote Desktop optimized for 56 Kbps connections. Several predefined settings or choose your own. 36
Where Can I Get Remote Desktop Connection? From the Windows XP CD: Take the CD with you, insert it in a down-level computer, and click "Perform Additional Tasks" or Download from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/remotedes ktop/ http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/remotedes ktop/ or Use Remote Desktop Web Connection 37
Remote Desktop Web Connection ActiveX® control that runs inside of Internet Explorer 4.0 or later. Installed by going to – Add/Remove Programs – Windows Components – Internet Information Server Details – World Wide Web Service Details – Remote Desktop Web Connection Finally navigate to computer with Internet Explorer to http:// /tsweb/. 38
Get Access to Your Desktop Through Internet Explorer 39