RDP remote desktop protocol is a nice feature of XP professional. It is not available in XP home edition. RDP allow you to share the desktop. With RDP you could access desktop from any computers. You need to enable it before use. To enable it follow these steps:
Start ==> Control Panel ==> Select Add Or Remove Programs ==> Select Add/Remove Windows Components ==> Select Internet Information Services ==> Click the Details button ==> Select World Wide Web Service ==> Click the Details button ==> Check the Remote Desktop Web Connection checkbox ==> Click OK ==>Click Next ==> Click Finish to complete the wizard
To make this update either restart the computer or follow these steps
As I previously said RDP is a feature of XP Professional. But good thing about it is you could install it on other platform also. On other system you need to install it separately form the CD of XP Professional . To install the RDP follow these steps:
Once RDP is install you could access it by clicking Start ==> Programs ==> Accessories ==> Communications ==> Remote Desktop Connection or by opening a command prompt and typing mstsc.
Window firewall must be open for RDP before you start working with RDP. You could either turn off the firewall or configure it to allow the RDP. If you are using RDP only in local network with trusted computers than you could turn off the window firewall. But if you are using RDP over the un-trusted network its better to use firewall. To configure windows firewall follow these steps :
When working with other firewalls, it's usually best that port 3389 (and port 80) be opened to enable Terminal Services traffic (and the connection to the Remote Desktop application). This is especially true when attempting to connect to Small Business Server 2003 desktops.
Create an user account with administrative privilege.
Click on Create a new account
Enter the name for new account
Now create password for this account
By default remote access is disabled. We need to enable it from my computer properties
Click the Add button.
Now click on advance
Now we need to add our user in Remote desktop users group which by default have permission to access system remotely.
By default, any members of the Administrators group can connect to the system, even if they're not specifically authorized using the Remote Desktop Users window.
We have successfully configured RDP. Now go on other computer and follow these steps to access that computer remotely
Alternatively, one can:
Type the ip address of the computer where we have configured RDP
Give the user name and password
Now you can access computer
when you have finished you can disconnects the session.
start ==> Disconnects