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Remote Desktop tutorial was written by Gilberto J. Perera from LaptopLogic.com.
This guide below will walk you through the process of setting up your Windows 7 computer to handle incoming Remote Desktop Connections from authenticated users and how to connect to a remote computer. If you have any comments or questions, please post them below.
Note: Windows 7 build 7000 was used for this guide
Setting Up Remote Desktop
1. Go to Start (the Orb) > Control Panel > User Accounts
2. In the Control Panel, click on the System and Security link
3. Under System click on Allow remote access
4. Select Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication under Remote Desktop. Click Apply.
Note: If you would like to connect using a computer that does not support Network Level Authentication choose Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop.
5. Click on the Select Users… button and click the Add button in the Remote Desktop Users window.
6. Click the Advanced… button in the Select Users window, click on the Find Now button to locate the users that you would like to grant access to via Remote Desktop, click on the user and click OK when done.
7. Click OK 3 times to exit all of the dialog boxes.
Your Windows 7 Machine is now ready to be connected via Remote Connection.
Connecting to a Remote Desktop
This section will walk you through the process of connecting to a remote desktop on your network.
1. Go to Start (the Orb) > All Programs > Accessories > Remote Desktop Connection
2. Type the address of the remote computer in the Computer: text box, click Connect
Note: I connected to a computer located on my network
3. Sign-on to the computer when prompted for credentials.