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Connecting with Remote Desktop - Windows XP

Microsoft has ceased security support for the Windows XP operating system in May 2014. This means that Windows XP PCs will no longer be safe to use.

Please contact your 1A partner to obtain a more recent operating system or a new PC.
This manual is for older systems and/or software and is no longer maintained.

This manual is meant for 1A-server users. It explains how to create a Remote Desktop connection. The Remote Desktop connection will enable the user to work on a computer from a different location, from home for example.
The Remote Desktop software is available in most versions of Windows, but is not in Windows XP Home. Before starting with this manual, check whether your computer has Remote Desktop software installed on it.

To be able to connect to a Remote Desktop, your username first has to be added to the list of Remote Desktop users by that computer's administrator.
If you are not connected to the company network, you have to set up a VPN connection first.

Requirements

To complete this manual, you will need:

  • Your username and password
  • The host name or IP address of the remote computer

Steps

1
Setup a VPN connection
  • If you are not connected to the company network, you have to set up a VPN connection first
2
Start "Remote Desktop Connection"
  • Click the start button
  • Click Run
  • Type mstsc
  • Click OK
Start "Remote Desktop Connection"
3
Enter Computer address
  • After Computer: enter the host name or IP address of the remote computer
  • Click Options >>
Enter Computer address
4
Configure options
  • Change the desired settings, for example sharing of network drives or printers
  • Go to tab General
  • Save the settings
Configure options
5
Connecting
  • Click Connect