Remote Access Connection

  Jamesy 09:21 20 Feb 2003

I have a computer at home using blueyonder 1 meg and on Win XP Home, and one at work using BT 512k using XP Pro. Would it be possible to use RMA with these two, and how would I go about doing it? I basically want to access my comp at home whilst I'm at work, anything to get out of doing a bit lol.

  Squall 09:34 20 Feb 2003

Do you have a fixed IP address on your blueyonder connection? If you do all you have to do is enable remote access to your home machine, and select the users that you want to be able to connect to your machine. Then from your work pc just start a new remote desktop connection, puting in the IP address of your home pc. There are several options that you can set, regarding what data you receive from the remote machine, ie sound etc.

Just remember to leave your home pc on.
ps, I am assuming that RMA was a typo and you meant RAC

  Lozzy 09:37 20 Feb 2003

How to Connect to a Remote Windows XP-Based Computer
Remote Desktop is installed during the Windows XP installation process. To connect to the remote user:
Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Accessories.
Click Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
Type the name of the Windows XP-based computer that has Remote Desktop enabled, and then click Connect.
Type your user name and password, and then click OK.

  Lozzy 09:44 20 Feb 2003

Step 1: Configure the Remote Computer
On the remote Windows XP Professional-based computer, follow these steps:

Click Start, and then right-click My Computer.
On the shortcut menu that appears, click Properties.

Click the Remote tab, and then click to select the Allow users to connect remotely to this computer check box.
When you are prompted to confirm this change, click OK.

Click Select Remote Users, and then click Add to specify additional user accounts to be granted remote access.

NOTE: Administrators are automatically granted remote access privileges.
When you are finished adding user accounts, click OK. Make sure that the account that is being added does actually exist on the remote computer. If the account does not exist on the remote computer, create it.
Click OK, and then click OK again.

Step 2: Configure the Local Computer
Configure the Remote Desktop feature on the Windows-based computer. To do this, follow these steps:
Insert the Windows XP compact disc (CD) into the CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive on the local computer.
On the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP screen that appears, click Perform additional tasks.
Click Set up Remote Desktop Connection.
Follow the steps of the Remote Desktop Connection InstallShield Wizard to install Remote Desktop Connection

Step 3: Connect to the Remote Computer
To connect to the remote Windows XP Professional-based computer, follow these steps:
Log on to the local Windows-based computer.
Make sure that you are connected to the Internet or to the LAN. If you require a dial-up connection to a virtual private network (VPN) or Remote Access server, connect to it.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
Click Options.
In the Computer list, type the host name or the IP address of the computer to which you want to connect.
Type the user name, password, and domain (if applicable) of an account to which you have allowed remote access into the corresponding boxes, and then click Connect.
In the Log On to Windows dialog box that appears, type the password of the account with remote access privileges into the Password box .
In the Log on to list, if applicable, select the domain or remote computer that you want, and then click OK.

The remote desktop is displayed in a window on the desktop. The remote Windows XP Professional-based computer is locked during this session.
To disconnect the session, click the Close button in the session window, and then click OK when you are prompted to disconnect the Windows session.

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