Vista Remote Desktop Client


The following page details the steps necessary to create a Vista Remote Desktop Connection

Remote Desktop allows you to take control of another computer on your local network or across the Internet

Configuring the Vista Remote Client

1. Go to Start / All Programs / Accessories / Communications / Remote Desktop Connection
Start / mstsc.exe
2. Enter in the IP address of the computer you want to connect to
3. If it is a computer on your LAN, just enter the computer’s LAN IP address
4. If it is a computer you want to access over the Internet, you need to enter in the Public IP address of the HOST’s Internet connection. You would also need to configure any router to forward the default port 3389 to the computer’s LAN IP address.
5. If this is a computer with a different port than the default you want to connect to,  in addition to entering the IP address, you would also need to include the Port number.
6. Click on the Connect button
7. At the login screen, enter the name and password of a user that has remote access on the host
8. If you want to click on the Options button, you can configure it for things like automatic logon, size and amount of colors (less improves performance).You can also save shortcuts to your Desktop for future use


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