Sunday, May 23, 2010

Know To Enable Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) on Windows 7

Remote Desktop Connection is a useful feature present in Windows 7 that helps you connect your computer to a remote computer in a different location. By using Remote Desktop Connection one can access file, folders, and programs on the remote computer.
Remote Desktop Connection logo
To be able to use this feature, you need to enable (turn on) this feature on the machine that you want to connect to. Here is how to enable Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 7:
1. Type sysdm.cpl in Start menu search field and hit enter to launch System Properties dialog-box. Alternatively, you can also open system properties by doing these steps:
Enable Remote Desktop Connection feature in Windows 7
# Right-click on Computer icon present in desktop and select Properties.
# In the left pane, click Advanced System Settings to open System Properties box.

2. Switch to Remote tab.
Enable Remote Desktop in Windows 7
3. Under Remote tab, first make sure that Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer is enabled. Next, under remote desktop section, check the box named Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication.
Enable Remote Desktop Connection In Windows 7
Select Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop option 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 Apply button to save the changes.

5. You are done! You can now use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a remote computer.
Please note that you can’t use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a computer using Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium.

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