Typically, when multiple people need to access a Windows computer on the network, you need to use a server version of Windows (for example, 2003) with Terminal Services running.
However, you need a license from Microsoft to do this. If you only need one person to remotely access a computer at a time, Windows allows you to do this without Terminal Services, in both Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
Right-click My Computer in the Start menu and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
The System Properties dialog box opens. Click the Remote tab. In the “Remote Desktop” box, select the “Allow users to connect to this computer remotely” check box.
Make a note of the fully qualified computer name so that you can use it when logging in.
To specify which users on the computer are allowed to log on remotely, click the Select Remote Users button. The Remote Desktop Users dialog box appears.
Click the Add button to add the user to the list. The Select Users dialog box appears.
Enter the name of the desired user in the Enter the object names to select text box and click the Check Names button. The user’s full name has been filled in. Click OK.
The user is listed in the Remote Desktop Users dialog box. Click OK.
You will be returned to the System Properties dialog box. Click OK.
Select accessories | Communication | Remote Desktop Connection from the Start Menu.
The Remote Desktop Connection dialog box appears.
Enter the full computer name that you provided earlier in the Computer edit box and click Connect. The drop-down list provides access to the computers that you previously logged on to.
Enter your username and password in the dialog box that opens and click OK. Your desktop on the remote computer will be displayed. To close the connection, simply log out of your account as usual.
If you need to remotely connect to a computer that is not on the same network, that is, over the Internet, the only thing you need to do is configure your router to access Remote Desktop and use the public IP address of the computer you want to connect to. to.
You can read my previous post on how to find your public IP address quickly. If you have any problems, please leave a comment and I’ll try to help.
Posted by Laurie Kaufman