Windows® 7 remote desktop firewall
What are the issues that occur when firewall is on while using Windows 7 remote desktop and what are the methods to resolve this issue?
Windows 7, the latest and the fastest Operating System from Microsoft, comes with a variety of Interesting and amazing features. With the help of these features, Windows 7 would offer you a fine performance. HomeGroup, Snap, Jump list, Windows live essential, Magnifier, improved taskbar are some of the new features of Windows 7. Windows 7 has also got different editions such as Home Basic edition, Starter edition, Ultimate edition, Professional edition and among those editions, Windows 7 Ultimate edition is the most powerful edition. Then, as Windows 7 is responsive you could start your PC quickly. This operating system functions with many applications and devices so as to provide flexibility to your work. With the help of Windows 7 Remote Desktop feature you are able to remotely connect to other computers and you are able to control one computer from another. Then the remote desktops in Windows 7 has also got Aero and multi monitor support.
The following are the issues that occur when firewall is turned on while using Windows 7 remote desktop along with the methods to resolve the issues:
- Connection problems
- Block programs
- Does not allow to save credentials
Sometimes remote connections might not be enabled on your Windows 7 remote desktop when the firewall is turned on and as a result of this, certain connection problem occurs. To resolve this issue you would have to go to the 'Start Menu' and right click 'My Computer' on Properties. Then you would have to choose 'Remote Desktop' under Remote settings and then click on the option 'Allow connection' from computers running on remote desktop. Finally click 'OK'.
When firewall is turned on while using Windows 7 remote desktop, sometimes it may block your programs. To avoid this, you would have to follow certain steps. First, go to 'Control Panel' in the Start Menu and click 'Security'. Then, click on 'Windows Firewall'. In the Windows Firewall Window click on the 'Allow a program through Windows Firewall' tab. Finally select the 'Remote Desktop' checkbox.
While using Windows 7 remote desktop when firewall is turned on, you may not be able to save your credentials. To resolve this, you would have to make certain changes. First you would have to log in as administrator. Then by clicking on Start Menu choose 'Run' and type 'gpedit.msc' and press 'Enter'. Then, under the Computer Configuration you would have to double click on 'Administrative templates' followed by clicking on 'System' and 'Credentials Delegation'. After that you would have to enable the 'Allow Saved Credential' check box and click 'OK'.
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