Remote desktop setup on Windows® 7
What are the uses of remote desktop setup on Windows 7?
Remote desktop protocol, developed by Microsoft, provides users with a graphical interface to another personal computer. Remote desktop with Windows 7 enables the users to connect their computer to another system from virtually any computer, pocket PC, or smart phone. Remote desktop gives you the control over mouse and keyboard of your computer once connected. You will always have access to the files, applications, and e-mails on your computer with the help of remote desktop. To create a remote location you need three things. You need to install Windows 7 operating system on your PC, which contains the files and programs that you want to access from a remote computer. The computer should be a part of a network in which remote desktop connections are allowed. Thirdly, the remote computer should be installed with Windows 95 or later. Both the host and client need to be connected to the computer via VPN connection.
Following points may give users an idea about the features of remote desktop protocol:
- Architecture of RDP
- Ways to set up remote desktop on Windows
Architecture of RDP
Remote desktop protocol is an extension of T.120 protocol family standards. It is a multi-channel capable protocol that enables separate virtual channel for carrying device communication. It also allows presentation of data from the server, from the encrypted client mouse, and keyboard data. The RDP has many more capabilities and for data transmission it supports up to 64,000 separate channels.
The log in of an administrator to an account with non-encrypted protocol exposes the entire resources of the domain to hackers. This happens in cases when you are connected to a public network without using a virtual private network. For encrypting small amount of varying size data, every version of RDP uses RSA Security’s RC4 cipher, a stream cipher designed for efficient encrypting.
First you need to verify that you are signed in as an administrator. Then you need to click on the 'Start' button and then click on the option ‘Performance and Maintenance’, located under the 'Control Panel'. There you may see various options, but you need to click on ‘System’. In the next step, a Window will open and you need to click on the 'Remote' tab. Then select the check box ‘Allow users to connect remotely to this computer’ and click on ‘OK’. It is important to make sure that you have Windows firewall set up to allow exceptions.
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