How to Unlock a Remote Desktop

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How to Unlock a Remote Desktop
Enable Remote Desktop to access your computer remotely. (remote control image by Kelly Kane from Fotolia.com)

Remote Desktop is a feature that allows you to access computers within your network without being directly connected to them. Remote Desktop is usually disabled by default in Windows 7, XP, and vista. You can enable Remote Desktop by accessing the advanced user properties. Remote Desktop is not available for the home basic versions of Windows operating systems.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Access the "Start" menu.

  2. 2

    Right-click on "Computer" and choose "Properties".

  3. 3

    Go to the left hand side of the screen and click "Remote Settings".

  4. 4

    Click the "Remote" tab.

  5. 5

    Enable the option that reads, "Allow Remote Assistance Connections To This Computer".

  6. 6

    Under "Remote Desktop", select the second or third option.

  1. 1

    Access the "Start" menu.

  2. 2

    Right-click "My Computer" and select "Properties".

  3. 3

    Go to the "Remote" Tab.

  4. 4

    Enable the option that reads, "Allow Users To Connect Remotely To This Computer".

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