Step-by-Step: Installing Remote Desktop (Standard) Host 
December  21, 2003


This guide assumes that you have already read and understand what Remote Desktop is all about.  If you haven't looked at it yet, please read: Remote Desktop Overview

You need to perform this setup for both Remote Desktop Standard and Remote Desktop Web.

Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> System --> Remote

 

Check the box labeled "Remote Desktop".  You'll see this message.  It means that the user that is trying to connect to Remote Desktop must have a password protected account.  If their account does not have a password, they cannot connect using Remote Desktop.  This is for obvious security reasons.

Click "OK".

 

Click on the box labeled "Select Remote users".  Here you can control who has access using Remote Desktop.  All members of the Administrators group automatically have access.

Click "OK" until all the dialog boxes disappear.

Now the Remote Desktop Host is enabled.  Next step depends on what your situation is:

If you plan on using Remote Desktop Web, go to: 

If you are running Remote Desktop Standard and the client computer is running Windows XP, then go to:  If you are running Remote Desktop Standard and the client computer is running an operating system other than Windows XP, go to: 




Remote Desktop Overview

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