Setting up Windows® 7 Remote Desktop Web Connection
What is the procedure to establish remote desktop web connection in Windows 7 Operating System?
Remote Desktop gives you absolute control over your PC from across a network and over the web. Yet, remote desktop needs software to be installed on the system from which you're connecting. Unfortunately, it seems to be impossible to install the software on a system when you are at an Internet cafe or using a client's computer. The solution to this issue is to use remote desktop web connection, which loads the remote desktop client within a browser. The remote desktop web connection is an ideal solution for connecting to your PC when you can't install the remote desktop client software on a computer. By pointing a browser that supports ActiveX controls at a host computer running on Windows XP Professional Operating System, you can access your remote desktop over the web.
Tips to remember while installing remote desktop web connection in Windows 7 Operating System:
- Basic steps
- Check firewall
- Obtain public IP address
In order to turn on remote desktop in Windows 7 Operating System, first enable the feature. For this, right click on 'My computer', go to 'Properties' and then to the 'Remote settings' link and click on the 'Remote' tab. Then choose either the second or third radio button according to your needs. If all the PCs are running on Windows Vista, click 'Allow connections' only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication. If you have some earlier versions of Windows Operating System that you want to use to connect to this PC, click 'Allow connections' from computers running any version of Remote Desktop. Usually, the less secure one is more backward compatible and should suffice. Then go for those users who are able to connect to your PC via Remote Desktop Connection. Administrators are permitted to remote in by default; you should hit 'Select users' for any additional users. Once you have added your users, you may click 'Apply/OK'.
The very next step that you must follow is to make sure any firewall you are running on your Windows 7 computer is either turned off or configured to allow port 3389 for remote desktop connections. This lets you communicate to the remote desktop service running on your PC, which facilitates incoming connections and manages the remote session.
The final step that you need to do is to obtain your public IP address to use in the Remote Desktop Connection Client (RDC 7.0 in Windows 7, which also facilitates for Single Sign On (SSO)) which you used to connect to your computer remotely. To do this, browse the website "www. Whatsmyipaddress.com" and take a note of your IP address. You now have remote desktop enabled. With the particular users added and having configured firewall plus, you have your current IP address for connecting remotely. If not, you must be able to use the remote desktop client to connect to your home PC via your public IP address.
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