August 09, 2007

How to achieve Remote Access

With Remote Desktop on Windows XP Professional, you can have access to a Windows session that is running on your computer when you are at another computer. This means, for example, that you can connect to your work computer from home and have access to all of your applications, files, and network resources as though you were sitting in front of your work computer.

We'll cover the basics of enabling and securing Remote Desktop (opening up firewalls, setting up accounts) and using it in typical scenarios:

  • access work computer from home, and home computer from work
  • sharing files with the remote computer
  • helping relatives/friends with technical problems

    NewThe remote desktop instructions are located here.

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    David Swain - Program Director 905-985-5201
    Bruce Jones - President, 905-728-2554
    John Sylvestervich - Vice President 905-723-6797
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