Installing Remote Desktop connection with Windows® Vista Operating System
What are the steps to install remote desktop connection with Windows Vista Operating System? What are the tips to solve common issue that you might face during this process?
All Windows Operating Systems have in-built support for remote desktop sharing. With this feature, one can access all the files and even copy the texts to clipboard which makes work easier. If you want to permit access to other users from a remote PC in your home, then you should install the remote desktop feature on your PC. The remote desktop function permits users to connect to their home or work PC and access its files without their presence at the place where the computer is located. Before the remote desktop function can be utilized, nevertheless, the computer that will be accessed must have its remote desktop setup so that it can be accessed. The process is relatively uncomplicated and guarantees that only authorized users will be able to access the computer remotely.
Steps for installing remote desktop with Windows Vista Operating System and tips for troubleshooting it are described below:
- Procedure for installation
- Cannot connect to remote computer
- Other common issues
Procedure for installation
In the 'Start' menu, click 'Control panel' and go to 'System' where on the left-side menu of that window, you will see the 'Remote Settings' option, then click on it and opt 'Allow connections from computers running any version of remote desktop' option in the 'Remote' tab of the System Properties menu. If you are certain that the PC has network level authentication and want a more secure connection, then you can prefer 'Allow connections only from computers running remote desktop with Network Level Authentication'. Now click 'Apply', then click 'OK' and reboot the system, such that Windows Vista will automatically setup your computer in order to allow the connection.
Cannot connect to remote computer
Sometimes there may be some simple issues with remote desktop, and then you have to check to ensure that your router is working and the Ethernet cable is connected to the computer. If so, restart the modem and router to reset the connection. If your computer is low on memory, close other programs and try opening the remote connection again. If you still can't get connected, contact Internet service provider because there can be an Internet outage occurring. Also remember that if the computer you wish to connect is hibernating or busy, remote desktop connection cannot be established. You may also check the spelling of the computer because if the other computer's name is misspelled, there can be a problem. So always type the other computer's IP address rather than using its name to connect directly. The connection to the remote computer may also be in a mess if the other computer lacks desktop remote access software.
If you are not able to copy text from the remote computer onto your first computer, make sure that you have 'Clipboard' enabled with remote access. If your screen appears to be blank when you minimize the remote access screen, you probably may have a password-protected screensaver. So, turn this screensaver off to prevent it. If you have received a message about data encryption reading, you might be having out-of-date desktop remote access software; if so, update your Administration Tool Pack through the Microsoft website to fix this problem.
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