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Thursday, February 17, 2011

How to Configure Windows XP Remote Desktop

Remote desktop refers to a software or an OS feature that allows the user to connect to a computer in another location. In other words Remote access is the ability to get a hold of a PC or a network from a remote distance, it refers to workers being able to access data or resources from a remote location. Dial-up connection through desktop, notebook, or hand held computer modem over normal telephone lines is a general process of remote access.
If you are using windows XP, Windows XP has built in remote access software that helps to link to friends PC to help them by taking remote access control of their PC. This means you could be in the America and be helping your friend in India to find a resolution to her or his PC problems.
Simple steps to install remote access
Remote Desktop is an optional Windows XP Professional service. To install it on a host system, Microsoft technical support associate suggested me the given below steps:-
  • Go to Start then click Control Panel.
  • Select Add Or Remove Programs.
  • Select Add/Remove Windows Components.
  • Select Internet Information Services.
  • Click on Details button.
  • Then Select World Wide Web Service.
  • Click the Details button.
  • Check the Remote Desktop Web Connection checkbox.
  • Click OK, then click Next.
  • Click Finish to complete the wizard.
  • Click Start, Select Run.
  • Enter Net Stop w3svc and click the OK button or press Enter.
  • Click Start.
  • Select All Programs.
  • Select Microsoft Update.
  • Select Scan For Updates.
  • Install all critical updates on the host system.
  • Click Start.
  • Select Run.
  • Enter Net Start w3svc and click the OK button

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