How to Setup Remote Desktop with Windows 7

Remote Desktop Setup

This guide below can walk you thru the method of fixing your Windows 7 PC(Personal Computer) to handle incoming Remote Desktop Connections from authenticated users and the way to connect.

Setting Up Remote Desktop

Step 1. Go to Start (the Orb) > Control Panel > User Accounts

Step 2. In the Control Panel, click on the System and Security link

Step 3. Under System click on the Allow remote access and next process

Step 4. Select Allow connections only from PC(Personal Computer) running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication below Remote Desktop. Click Apply.

Note: If you’d prefer to connect using a PC(Personal computer) that doesn’t support Network Level Authentication select Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop.

Step 5. Click on the Select Users… button and click the Add button in the Remote Desktop Userswindow.

Step 6. Click the Advanced… button in the Select Users window, click on the Find Now button to locate the users that you would like to grant access to via Remote Desktop, click on the user and click on OK once done.

Step 7.Click OK three times to exit all of the dialog boxes.
Your Windows 7 Machine is currently able to be connected via Remote connection.

Connecting to a Remote Desktop

This section can walk you through the method of connecting to a remote desktop on your network.

Step 1. Go to Start (the Orb) > All Programs > Accessories > Remote Desktop Connection

Step 2. Type the address of the remote computer in the Computer: text box, click Connect

Note: I connected to a computer located on my network

Step 3. Sign-on to the computer when prompted for credentials.