With Remote Desktop Connection, you can access a computer running Windows from another computer running Windows that’s connected to the same network or to the Internet. For example, you can use all of your work computer’s programs, files, and network resources from your home computer, and it’s just like you’re sitting in front of your computer at work.
Below will give you a step by step guide about how to setup remote desktop and how to connect to a remote desktop.
Setup remote desktop in Windows 7
1.Go to Control Panel,and select System
2.In the new window click Advanced System settings.
3.Go to the Remote tab,and check Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication.
Note:Of course you can select Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop to allow people using any version of Remote Desktop or RemoteApp to connect to your computer. This is a good choice if you don’t know the version of Remote Desktop Connection that other people are using, but it is less secure than the third option.
4.Click Select users… to add user accounts who have the right to connect to Remote Desktop on this computer
4.Click OK 3 times to finish the setting
Connect to a Remote Desktop
Just go to Start (the Orb) ,input “Remote desktop” in the search field,then click Remote Desktop Connection
Then input the ip address or hostname of the computer you want to connect to,click connect then input the username and password.Now you have connected to this remote desktop,good lucks!
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