Enable Remote Desktop on Windows® 7
Learn more about remote desktop in Windows 7 and ways to enable remote desktop connection in Windows 7.
Remote desktop connection is a technology that helps you to locate remote computers at different location. Remote desktop connection enables you to connect your system remotely through the network and is very useful and helpful. In Windows 7, remote desktop is supported by Aero and multi monitor. To connect a remote computer first you must know the name of the remote computer and have a valid user name and password for the computer. Once connected, you can operate the remote computer using your keyboard and mouse and you can see the actions they occur on the remote computer. You can connect to remote Windows 7 operating system from older operating systems such as Windows 2000, if you install the remote desktop client software on your Windows 2000 computer.
Following points explain about remote desktop in Windows 7 and the ways to enable remote desktop connection in Windows 7:
- Host and client
- Tips to enable
Host and client
To connect your Windows 7 computer to other computer remotely, you should have Windows 7 installed. Also the computer you have wants to establish connections with should be a part of the network that contains network connections and this particular computer is called the host. The computer that you are using remotely to receive graphical and audio interface should be running Windows 95 or later. Remote desktop connection software should be installed on this computer and which is known as the client.
Remote desktop requires a system installation that allows you to access your desktop, system data and applications located on your computer system with Microsoft Windows 7 operating system over a secured Internet connection. A user name and password is needed to access the remote desktop to ensure a secure connection. Remote desktop allows you to access plug and play devices such as cameras, scanners and music players running on the network computer as well.
To enable the remote desktop connection in Windows 7, start the remote desktop installation process and you will need to sign in as the administrator. Select the ‘performance and maintenance’ tab from the control panel utility. Click on the 'remote' tab, select the 'allow users to connect remotely to this computer’ check box and click 'OK'. All these steps allow the host computer remote desktop access.
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