Sometimes remote access desktop PC is very necessary, for example when you forgot to copy to the flash drive important document. Configure remote desktop helps you to quickly and easily solve this problem. How do you configure remote desktop?

To complete the setup of remote desktop is possible as the built-in Windows operating system and with third party applications. Consider example of configuring remote desktop for computers with operating system Windows 7.

All that is needed to configure the remote desktop is, in fact, the included computer to which you want to access, and an active Internet connection. Next - a matter of technology.

In Windows 7 there are two modes of remote access to PC. remote assistant and remote desktop management. Connection to the remote assistant is possible for all versions of Windows OS, starting with Windows XP, and remote desktop management is supported only in Windows 7 (you can give access to remote management only from professional or maximum editions of this OS).

When connecting the remote assistant  both users, local and remote, can see the desktop of the computer and work with it. In the case of remote control, only 1 user can work with the PC at a time: the local user of the PC sees the lock screen (ie exits the system), and the remote user logs in and gets full access to the PC, as if he sat directly at the computer.

Configuring remote desktop connection remote assistance

For a start you need to allow connection to desktop PC  from remote computers. To do this, go to the Control Panel, select System and Security, then System. A window will open to view information about the computer in which the user menu is located to the left. In this menu, select Dial-up settings. In the window that opens, you must enable the Remote Assistance connection.

When access is allowed, you must start the local and remote PC program "Windows Remote assistance"  (Start - All Programs - Service - Remote Assistance Windows). Now you should create an invitation on the called computer by selecting the option "Invite someone you trust to help". Next, the program will prompt you to select one of the appropriate invitation options: save as a file, send by e-mail, use Easy Connect (if available for the remote assistant).

Whatever the selected option prompt, the program will report the password which the remote user will have access to the desktop. The remote user should now run the invitation file or select connection Easy Connect — prompted for a password. After entering the password the connection will be initiated and if everything is done correctly, the remote desktop configuration is completed and after confirmation on the remote computer for the connection request, the remote user may see on a PC, remote desktop (in a separate window).

The remote desktop configuration: remote control

Below to complete the setup of remote desktop control. as in the case of Remote Assistance settings, open the system properties window (Control Panel - System and Security - System - Remote Access Settings). Next, choose the option to connect to the remote desktop of the three presented (the first - do not allow). If you need to connect to the desktop of your PC from computers with different versions of Windows, you should choose Option 2, and if you have Windows 7 installed on your computer and a remote computer, option # 3 is required.

Further to connect the remote control you must run the program "Connect to remote desktop"  (Start - All Programs - Standard). In the window that opens, on the "General" tab, enter the name of the remote computer, as well as the user name. On the other tabs, you can configure the remote control settings. You can then save the connection settings as a separate file.

After all the settings have been completed, you can click the "Connect" button and enter the required password when prompted. Now you can work with the desktop of the remote computer as a full user.

Remote desktop in Win 7 can and is good, but only on condition that you know the IP of the computer and it is not in the local network behind NAT (which happens in most cases by the way). In this situation, he will not connect.

It is better to use third party tools that bypass the issue of port forwarding and have more powerful function. Also free and do not require installation and registration.

One such example is Ammyy Admin or Temvewer.

Excellent article, the author plus. Well explained, you can immediately see-a person understands remote access. I want to suggest an alternative, namely the program tinstaff (Thinstuff XP / VS Terminal Server). This is also the most remote access through the RDP protocol. The program works stably (the server does not crash or hang). In our company they work on it, we have about 60 computers, of which about 4-6 servers.

+1 to Ammyy, he still outperforms the team in what works best for a slow internet.