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Remote Desktop Configuration

By grossjl ·
Can you access the remote WinXP workstation if it's a stand-alone PC, not in a domain, outside of your network, and it's connected to a cable modem? If so, how?

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Connecting to Windows XP

by spamtarget In reply to Remote Desktop Configurat ...

You should be able to do this.
Right click on my computer and left click properties.
click on the remote tab and check allow users to connect remotely to this computer.
If you have a firewall router you will have to configure it to allow whateverport this uses. I don't know which port but im sure if you go to google and do a search on windows remote desktop and port, then it will tell you.

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2nd part of remote desktop configuration

by spamtarget In reply to Connecting to Windows XP

Once you have configured your target machine, then you need to have "remote desktop connection".
This is found on Windows xp workstation.
Go to start menu, programs accessories, communications, remote desktop connections.
If you are using a microsoft operating system other than windows XP, then you need to install the "terminal services client" This should also make the connection to your box. You need to know the Ip address of the box. If it is a cable modem , then it will have a dynamic ipaddress. you will need to know what that ip address is definitely. offers a free service that resolves a name to your dynamic ip and dynamicly updates your ip address to DNS as it changes.
Hope this helps.

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by vze393zf In reply to Remote Desktop Configurat ...

Browse to this link and read up on actually configuring the Remote Desktop.

Remote Desktop runs a remote desktop server which is only accessible through certain ports. If you are running firewall software on your computer or internet router, and you cannot connect to your computer once setup properly, its probably because your firewall is blocking the connection.

You will need to open the following ports to allow incoming connections:

Remote desktop port: 3389
Once these ports are open on your firewall, you should be able to connect!

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