Windows, enable Remote Desktop

Posted on 2012-08-16
Last Modified: 2012-08-16
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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    Assisted Solution

    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.
    LVL 31

    Assisted Solution

    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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    Accepted Solution

    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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