Allow remote (RDP) connections to your computer.

Who is it for

If you want to connect to your computer using remote desktop protocol (RDP)

you need to have one of the following operating systems (home editions will not work)

  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Vista Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise edition
  • Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise edition
  • Windows 8 Professional, or Enterprise edition

Why do you need to allow remote connections for your computer

Microsoft by default disables this feature in the windows operating system.  It is a security measure by default to limit outside access to your computer.  By enabling remote connections you can allow outside access

Steps:

  1. click start
  2. right click computer
  3. left click properties
  4. click remote settings (you may have to provide an administrator password to continue)
  5. under remote desktop click on allow connections. you have a choice between choosing between secure and unsecure connections. We recommend the secure one.
  6. click select users
  7. click on add
  8. add the login name of the profile of the user you wish to allow access.
  9. click ok and then click ok

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