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Configure a computer to allow Remote Desktop connections

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

To allow Remote Desktop connections on a computer running Windows 7 or Windows Vista

  1. On the computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then double-click System. The System Control Panel appears.

  2. In Tasks, click Remote settings. The System Properties page appears.

  3. In Remote Desktop, select either Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop or Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication, and then click Select Users. The Remote Desktop Users dialog box appears.

  4. Click Add. The Select Users or Groups dialog box appears. Type the user names of the users who you want to allow to establish a remote connection to the computer, and then click OK.

  5. Click OK to close the Remote Desktop Users dialog box.

  6. Click OK to close the System Properties page.

To allow Remote Desktop connections on a computer running Windows XP

  1. On the computer that is running Windows XP, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System. The System Properties page appears.

  2. Click the Remote tab.

  3. In Remote Desktop, click Allow users to connect remotely to this computer, and then click Select Remote Users. The Remote Desktop Users dialog box appears.

  4. Click Add. The Select Users dialog box appears. Type the user names of the users who you want to allow to establish a remote connection to the computer, and then click OK.

  5. Click OK to close the Remote Desktop Users dialog box.

  6. Click OK to close the System Properties page.

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