Enabling Remote Desktop From XP Pro to Vista

Control remotely over a network connection your Windows Vista or XP Pro computer or the other way around. Get access to your Vista applications or data stored on a remote computer from your XP Pro PC connected on your local network for example. Below is a quick video tutorial I created explaining how.

The steps are easy to follow, however if you prefer written instructions

1. On the Vista computer you want to connect to for example, click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

2. Make note of the Computer name if you do not know the IP address, then, under tasks, click Remote settings.Windows Vista Memory

3. If all your computers are running
Vista, click Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication. If you have Windows XP that you want to use to connect to this computer, click Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop.

4. Click Select Users.

5. In the Select Users dialog, click the Add button. Type the name of the user you want to grant access to, and then click OK. Repeat this step to add more users.

6. Click OK twice.

Windows Vista will automatically open the necessary exception in Windows Firewall. Now, you are ready to use Remote Desktop to connect to the computer from another computer.

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