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Connect securely to Windows Vista Remote Desktop

Entering the server name

Enter the name of the server, noting that this initial process should happen on the LAN first. For this example, we're going to an RDP host machine called "msi-p965." This is not a fully qualified name, so it will work only on the same subnet LAN for now. (In a future gallery, we'll look at how to enter a redirect entry into the local host file pointing to an IP or dynamic DNS address, so that you can access "msi-p965" or whatever you call your machine from the public Internet.)

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