Remote Desktop Support

Remote Desktop Support

Remote Desktop is designed to allow users to remotely gain access to their Windows XP Professional desktop, applications, data, and network resources from another computer on the network. Users who have been granted permission can remotely connect.

After a connection is established, the local desktop is locked for security reasons, preventing anyone from viewing the tasks that are being performed remotely.

Remote Desktop support is designed to allow a user to have full control over his or her Windows XP Professional desktop from another computer on the network. This is useful when a user is working from home, another office, or another site and requires access to information from his or her primary office computer. While a user is remotely accessing his or her computer, local access by another user is not permitted. An exception to this is an administrator. Administrators are permitted to log on locally while another user is connected remotely, but the remote session is then terminated.

Remote Desktop requires the following:

? A remote computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Professional and that is connected to a LAN or the Internet. This is the computer to which you want to gain access remotely.

? A client computer with access to the host computer through a LAN, dial-up, or VPN connection that has the Remote Desktop Connection program or the Terminal Services Client installed. A version of the Remote Desktop Connection program is available for most versions of Windows.

? A user account with appropriate permissions. The user must be an administrator or a member of the Remote Users group.

Alina Wilson is a technical and security specialist, associated with numerous tech firms including iYogi. iYogi is synergistic ally aligned to offer technical support, Microsoft support, computer repair, PC help services, computer support, online technical support, data back-up services to its clients in Australia, US, UK and Canada by Microsoft certified technician.