Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Windows XP -=- Enabling Remote Desktop

To enable Remote Desktop Connections in Windows XP:
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Right-click on "My Computer" and select Properties.
  3. Click on the "Remote" tab.
  4. Under "Remote Desktop" (the bottom section), check the box labeled "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer".

If you are running Windows XP Service Pack 2, you will also need to make sure Remote Desktop isn't being blocked by the Windows Firewall:
  1. Go to the Start button, to "Control Panel".
  2. Open the "Windows Firewall" control panel. If you don't see Windows Firewall listed, make sure that you're looking at the control panels in "Classic View".
  3. On the "Exceptions" tab, make sure "Remote Desktop" is checked.
  4. On the "Advanced" tab, select "Local Area Connection" and press the Settings button.
  5. In the new window that opens ("Advanced Settings"), make sure that Remote Desktop is checked.

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