Set-Up Remote Desktop Connection From Windows® XP to Windows® 7 PC
What is remote desktop connection? Discuss the issues while setting up remote desktop connection from Windows XP to Windows 7.
The remote desktop connection enables users to connect the user system across Internet to any other system or to pocket PC or Smartphone. After connection, it offers mouse and keyboard control over your system while displaying everything happening on the screen. With this remote desktop connection users could start connecting from web browser itself. Remote desktop works only with Windows XP and Windows 2003 Operating Systems. With the help of remote desktop, users could leave the system anywhere without losing access to your applications, files, and even e-mails. You could even access the latest pricing sheet with the help of remote desktop in Windows XP Professional. The remote desktop in Windows XP offers several features. With this users could access a system running Windows Operating System from another system running Windows and that is connected to the same network or to the Internet.
Following are issues while setting up remote desktop connection from Windows XP to Windows 7 and ways to set-up it successfully:
- Issues with remote connection from Windows XP to Windows 7
- Setup using Control Panel
- Using Command Prompt
Issues with remote connection from Windows XP to Windows 7
Numerous issues occur while doing remote desktop connection from Windows XP to Windows 7 Operating System. You might encounter problems such as port forwarding problems indicated as SMC7004ABR, network problems, web browser display issues with the text, Windows XP networking problems, subnet mask or DHCP problems etc. There are numerous ways to resolve these issues.
Set-up using Control Panel
To connect remotely from Windows XP PC to Windows 7 based PC, users have to ensure proper connection with the computer. You have to go to the Control Panel to setup remote desktop and double click 'Add Or Remove' programs. Select Add/Remove Windows Components and click on the 'Internet Information Services'. Select 'Details' and click on the 'World Wide Web Service' and click 'Details'. After this, select 'Remote Desktop Web Connection' check box and click 'OK'. Also click 'OK' on the Internet Information Services screen and select 'Next' in the Windows Components Wizard screen that might be displayed. By following the necessary steps, you can connect remotely from Windows XP PC to Windows 7 based PC.
In order to setup remote desktop, users may go for command prompt option. For this, users might have to go to start and click 'Run' option. A command box might be displayed and users might have to type "cmd" in it. When a black command window appears, type “ipconfig”. After this, users have to follow the instructions and have to give correct username, password and IP address in order to setup remote desktop connection.
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