Remote Desktop with Putty

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Remote Desktop is a client/server tool that allows you to connect to a Windows machine remotely. Clients exist for all operating systems known to me. Here are a few easy steps to connect to your computer remotely.

Make sure Remote Desktop is enabled and an exception exists in your firewall

Enable Remote Desktop

  1. Right click on "My Computer"
  2. Click "Properties"
  3. Click "Remote" tab on top
  4. Check the box that says "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer"
  5. You don't need to "Select Remote Users" because if your permissions are sufficient to allow users to connect, then your account is already allowed to connect, otherwise, you will not be able to connect and need to send me an email.

  6. Click "OK"


Enable exception in firewall

  1. Click "Start" button
  2. Select "Settings"
  3. Click "Control Panel"
  4. Double click on "Windows Firewall"
  5. Click "Exceptions" tab
  6. Make sure "Remote Desktop" is checked
  7. Click OK


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