WinXP is such a good thing! Whether it's home communications or traveling, Windows XP will help you with your work in your location, and it will make it easy for you to connect to your office from home or other locations and change your settings depending on your location and what you want to do, This is the Remote Desktop feature of WinXP. Listen to me in detail below.
Using Remote Desktop on Windows XP Professional, you can use another computer to access a Windows session that is running on your own computer. This means that you can connect to your working computer from home and access all of your applications, files, and network resources, as if you were sitting in front of your work computer. You can have the program run on the working computer, and then when you get home, you can see the desktop of the working computer that is running the program on your home computer. When you are connected to a working computer, Remote Desktop automatically locks the computer so that no one else can access the application and files while you are away. After you return to the working computer, you can press Ctrl+alt+del to unlock it.
Remote Desktop also allows multiple users to have active sessions on a single computer. This means that multiple users can keep their applications running and keep their Windows session state, even when others log on.
With Fast User Switching, you can easily switch from one user to another on the same computer. For example, suppose you work from home and you have logged on to the office computer to update your expense report. At the same time as you work, family members need to use the home computer to check for important emails. You can disconnect Remote Desktop, allow other users to log in and check messages, and then reconnect to the office computer, when you see the expense report will be exactly the same as just now? quot Fast User Switching "works alone on a computer that is a member of a workgroup.
Remote Desktop can be used to implement a variety of usage scenarios, including:
Work from home-access to ongoing work on the office computer at home, including full access to all local and remote devices.
Collaborate-Lets your colleagues see your desktop from the office to debug some code, update Microsoft Power point slides, or proofread documents.
Shared console-allows multiple users to maintain separate programs and configuration sessions on a single computer, such as for a cashier desk or a sales desk.
To use Remote Desktop, the following conditions are required:
1. A computer running Windows XP Professional ("remote" computer) that can connect to a local area network or the Internet.
2. A second computer ("home" computer) that is able to access the local area network via a networking, modem, or Virtual private network (VPN) connection. This computer must have Remote Desktop Connection installed, formerly known as a Terminal Services client.
3. Appropriate user accounts and permissions.
So many of the above, you should have a general understanding of Windows XP Remote Desktop, then, how to use and set up Remote Desktop in Windows XP? Listen to me, please.
1. Open "System" in Control Panel.
2. On the Remote tab, select the Allow users to connect remotely to this computer check box, or if you want to disable Remote Desktop, on the Remote tab, clear the Allow users to connect to your computer remotely check box.
3. Ensure that you have the appropriate permissions to connect to your computer remotely, and click OK. On your computer, you must be an administrator or a member of the Remote Desktop Users group. (Note: You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to enable Remote Desktop functionality)
4. To allow other users to connect to your computer, in the Remote Desktop area, click Select Remote User ..., in the Remote Desktop Users dialog box, click Add ..., in the Select User dialog box, click Location ... to specify the search location, click Object Type to specify the type of object to search for. In the Enter an object name to select (example): box, type the name of the object you want to search for, click Check Name, locate the name, click OK, and now the name appears in the list of users in the Remote Desktop Users dialog box.
In addition, Remote Desktop provides a web connectivity feature, referred to as Remote Desktop Web Connection, which is a Web application made up of ActiveX controls, sample ASP pages, and other files. If you deploy a Remote Desktop Web connection to a Web server, it will allow users to create a connection to the remote desktop of another computer within Internet Explorer, even if the user's computer does not have the Remote Desktop Connection program installed (formerly known as a Terminal Server client).
Remote Desktop Web Connection provides the following features:
1. Simply and directly deploy the client portion of a Terminal server or Remote Desktop application. Using Remote Desktop Web connection, deploying a Terminal Server connection can be as easy as sending a URL.
2. Support roaming users. Users who are not next to their computers can use Remote Desktop Web connection to securely access their primary workstation or favorite Terminal Server from any computer running Windows and Internet Explorer.
3. Lowest common denominator cross platform system. Remote Desktop Web Connection can meet the needs of different organizations and use the same client on all platforms.
4. Pass the Extranet application. Companies that deploy terminal servers or Remote Desktop connections to vendors, vendors, or customers can use Remote Desktop Web connection for easy, inexpensive, and efficient distribution over the Internet.
To use Remote Desktop Web connection, you must first install it. Remote Desktop Web Connection is an optional WWW service component in Internet information Services, which is included in Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 by default. Remote Desktop Web Connection is not installed by default and must be installed through Add or Remove Programs. When you install Remote Desktop Web Connection, the files are copied to the%systemroot%webtsweb directory of the WEB server by default. On the client side, Remote Desktop Web connection requires the computer to have TCP/IP connectivity to the Internet or the network, and to run Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later. The specific methods are as follows:
1. Open Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.
2. Click Add/Remove Windows components.
3. Select Internet Information Services, and then click Details.
4. In the Internet Information Services subcomponents list, select WWW Service, and then click Details.
5. In the Subcomponents of WWW Service list, click the Remote Desktop Web connection check box, and then click OK.
6. In the Windows Components Wizard, click Next.
7. Open Internet Services Manager
8. Expand the folder hierarchy to locate the local computer Nameweb sitesdefault Web sitetsweb folder.
9. Right-click the TSWeb folder, and then click Properties.
10. Click the Directory Security tab on the Properties dialog box.
11. In Anonymous access and authentication control, click Edit ....
12. Select the Anonymous Access check box on the Authentication Methods dialog box, and then click OK two times.
After you install the Remote Desktop Web Connection, the following task is to use Remote Desktop Web Connection to connect to another computer by using the following methods:
1. Make sure that Remote Desktop Web Connection is installed and running on the Web server.
2. Ensure that the client computer has an active network connection and that the WINS Server service (or other name resolution method) is working.
3. On the client computer, start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
4. In the Address box, type the home directory Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for the WEB server that manages Remote Desktop Web connection.
The URL is formatted as "http://", followed by the server's Windows network name, and then the directory path that contains the Remote Desktop Web connection file (default is/tsweb/). (Note that the forward slash mark.) For example, if the WEB server registers as "Admin1" with the WINS server, type: "http://admin1/tsweb/" in the Address box, and then press ENTER. The Remote Desktop Web Connection page appears on the screen.
5. In server, type the name of the remote computer that you want to connect to.
6. You can choose to specify the screen size and logon information for the connection.
7. Click "Connect".