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Configure Remote Access - 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This manual is for older systems and/or software and is no longer maintained.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 configure a computer to allow a Remote Desktop connection. This enables a user to connect to the computer from a different location.
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.

Requirements

To complete this manual, you will need:

  • A computer with Remote Desktop software installed
  • Local administrator permissions on the computer where Remote desktop is configured
  • The domain name of your company network (if unknown, ask your 1A administrator)
  • De gebruikersnaam waarmee ingelogd mag worden

Steps

1
Open Computer properties
  • Right-click My Computer on the desktop
  • Choose Properties
Open Computer properties
2
Configure Computer properties
  • Go to tab Remote
  • Check Allow users to connect remotely to this computer
  • Click Select Remote Users
Configure Computer properties
3
Add Remote Desktop users
  • Click Add
Add Remote Desktop users
4
Choose the location of the user list (1)
  • Click Locations
Choose the location of the user list (1)
5
Choose the location of the user list (2)
  • Click the domain name of your company network
  • Click OK
Choose the location of the user list (2)
6
Choose users who are allowed to connect
  • Click Advanced
  • Click Find Now
    You now see a list of all users in your domain.
  • Double click all users who are allowed to connect to this computer.
    Please note: no changes will be visible in this screen.
  • Click OK
Choose users who are allowed to connect
7
Check the list (1)
  • Check the list
  • Click OK
Check the list (1)
8
Check the list (2)
  • Check the list
  • Click OK
Check the list (2)
9
Configure the firewall
  • It may be necessary to configure the firewall on your computer. Because this varies per Firewall, we recommend you read the manual for your Firewall software.