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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

To Connect to a Remote Desktop Computer

To Connect to a Remote Desktop Computer

  1. To open a remote desktop connection, either:
    1. go to Start then Run and enter mstsc and press OK
    2. go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, Remote Desktop Connection
    3. In the Computer field, enter the Computer Name or IP Address of the computer you wish to connect to. If you are unsure of what this is, a few simple ways to find out are (these are done on the remote computer)
      1. ask your administrator / help desk / remote desktop provider for the address needed
      2. Open a Run Command (go to Start and Run or Windows Key + r), enter ipconfig  and look for the IPAddress field. you may need to scroll up to see this. you may also, depending on the configuration have a couple to choose from.
      3. open a Run Command (start and Run or Windows Key + r) and when presented with the black DOS screen, enter hostname. This is the name of the computer.
    4. You can chose the Options button to set parameters such as connection profile, display properties, whether to run specified programs, connection bandwidth and more, however this is optional
    5. choosing Connect will initiate the connection.
    6. you may be prompted for the log in credentials of a user on the remote machine that is allowed connection, enter these details here.
    7. You should now have established a remote desktop connection to another computer

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