Windows, enable Remote Desktop

Posted on 2012-08-16
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I have a WInodws 7 system that is not Remote Desktop enabled, how do I enable the Remote Desktop ?
Question by:Los Angeles1
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xDUCKx earned 668 total points
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Right Click My Computer and choose properties
Click the Remote Settings on the left
Click "Allow Connections from computers running any version of Remote Destkop" or the other one if you're sure only a Windows 7/2008 machine will access it.
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Remote desktop only is available in Windows 7 Professional and higher. It is not available in Windows 7 Home Premium, Basic, Starter etc.

You can either enable it manually:


Or you can enable it through a group policy if your windows machine is a member of a domain:

Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2008

Note that you can only log in to a computer via Remote Desktop as an Administrator, or a user who is a member of the "Remote Desktop Users" group. The user MUST have a password set on their account.
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aindelicato earned 668 total points
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This can only be done on the Professional version of WIN7 or higher.  Home versions do not have Remote Desktop, but do offer Remote Assistance.

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