Windows® 7 Remote Desktop to Windows® XP
Install Windows 7 Remote Desktop to Windows XP
Remote Desktop is a flexible section that is included by default with Windows XP Professional Operating System. It enables the user to access the Windows XP PC remotely from a computer system via the Internet or a local area connection (LAN) that are poles apart. A feature of this application, called "Remote Desktop Web Connection," helps the user to gain access to the PC from anywhere in the world via any computer that is connected to the Internet. It may be then possible to access all the files and network resources, and even run programs just as if you are right in front of your computer. When you are using a laptop, this seems to be really handy.
Method to install and tips to solve issues while installing Windows 7 Remote Desktop to Windows XP is mentioned below:
- Method to install
- Disconnection of remote session
- Terminal server unable to locate license server
Method to install
As the first step, log in to Windows with your computer's Administrator account or another account that has administrator-level access. After that you can launch your web browser and select the link from the 'Resource' section. Then follow the on screen instruction for downloading 'msrdpcli.exe'. You can download the file to a specified location and run the saved file to start the installation. Then follow the automated steps until the program is installed successfully. In order to verify that whether it is been installed correctly, click on the 'Start' button, click 'Run', then type 'mstsc' (without quotes) to launch the Remote Desktop Connection client. Otherwise, you can click on the 'Start' button, click on 'All Programs', followed by the 'Accessories' folder, then go to 'System Tools' and launch the Remote Desktop Connection client from there.
Disconnection of remote session
There could be issues regarding the functioning of Windows 7 remote desktop in Windows XP. This remote session may get disconnected if the local computer's client access license could not be upgraded or renewed. Then you may have to contact the server administrator. The reason for it is the terminal server licensing mode on the terminal server might be set to Per Device, whereas the license server might be configured to issue only Per User client access licenses (CALs). In such cases, the license server issues only temporary licenses that cannot be upgraded. So to solve it, the user has to change the Terminal Server licensing mode from Per Device to Per User.
Sometimes it is found that the terminal server might not be able to locate the license server. In these situations, verify that the license server is correctly installed and check whether the Terminal Server Licensing service is running on the license server. Also, confirm that the client, the terminal server, and the license server can communicate by ensuring that Domain Name System (DNS) is configured properly on each computer. On the terminal server, the user has to set a preferred licensing server to connect to.
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