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Access home pc remotely

I'd like to setup my home pc so I can access it from any remote location through remote desktop.  What's the easiest way to do this?
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txhockey26

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Well i started working in this field and i was asked if i knew how to do this and got a surprised response when i said no, so im looking for a challenge.
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So you need to start with just setting up Remote access on the workstation as mentioned above, and then give the workstation as a static IP address on their home network.   On their router at home, you need to forward port 3389 to that static IP address that is setup on the workstation.   They will need to know the public ip address of the router so that they can enter it into the remote desktop connection software.   Keep in mind that the users on the workstation that are given permission to log in remotely must have a password on the account.   Users must be a member of teh remote desktop group in order to gain access.  

Most ISP's hand out IPs, and it is possible that the public IP on that router could change.   They will need to know how to look that up in case at some point is does get switched.   That's very rare, but it does happen.   You can always pay for a static public ip from your provider, but they will charge more.   So it will just be up to the person as to whether they want to do that or not.    Have any other questions just send them this way.
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