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I'm aware that we can RDP (Remote Desktop) without a client using ActiveX plug in?

How do I set this up?
What posts should I have my router forward/open?

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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdwebconn.mspx

This'll install the 'rdp client' ActiveX control on the XP box you want to connect to.  So long as you're running IIS on that XP box, and you let both 80/tcp and 3389/tcp through your router, remote clients will be able to hit the web page (80/tcp) which will then download the Active X control, and the ActiveX control will try to connect back to the RDP listener (3389/tcp).   Make sure your Windows Firewall allows Remote Desktop and the web (80/tcp) port.

[You might also want to consider setting up IIS to use SSL, if you can get your hands on a free SSL cert - or generate your own - and require some form of authentication - some low-privileged local account with a very strong password - to access the web page in the first place.  Not necessary, but not a bad idea either...]
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