Switching on remote desktop access on vista business

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by John, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. John

    John Guest


    How can I switch on remote desktop access on a vista business pc which is
    connected to a windows small business server domain?

    As I am new to vista (coming from xp pro) some steps would be appreciated.

    Many Thanks

    John, Aug 18, 2008
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  2. John

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    I don't see why not. I was using a Standard user account. I then switched to
    an Admin account. I tried to shutdown the machine as Admin. It came back and
    told me that another account was still active. The only problem you would
    have is if you tried to start another RD session after you switched to the
    other user account, because the RD port(s) would already be in use.

    Mr. Arnold, Aug 18, 2008
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  3. From Vista online Help and Support...



    To allow remote connections on the computer you want to connect to,
    follow these steps:

    1. Open System by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button,
    clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then
    clicking System.

    2. Click Remote settings on the left.

    3. In the System Properties dialog box, under Remote Desktop, select the
    one of the three options, and then click Select Users. Administrator
    permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or
    confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    If you are an administrator on the computer, your current user account
    will automatically be added to the list of remote users and you can skip
    the next two steps.

    4. In the Remote Desktop Users dialog box, click Add.

    5. In the Select Users or Groups dialog box, do the following:

    • To specify the search location, click Locations, and then select the
    location you want to search.
    •In Enter the object names to select, type the name of the user that you
    want to add, and then click OK.

    The name will be displayed in the list of users in the Remote Desktop
    Users dialog box.


    Now its possible the network and/or domain admins have disabled this via
    a group policy. Check with them as needed...

    Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows - Desktop User Experience)

    Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
    mutual benefit of all of us...
    The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    How to ask a question
    Sooner Al [MVP], Aug 18, 2008
  4. John

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Mr. Arnold, Aug 18, 2008
  5. John

    Kerry Brown Guest

    How did you join the Vista computer to the SBS domain? If you used the
    connectcomputer wizard remote access should already be setup through the
    Remote Web Workplace feature of SBS.
    Kerry Brown, Aug 18, 2008
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