Remote Desktop Remote Desktop comes with Windows XP Pro, Windows Media Center Edition 2005, Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate Editions, it will allow you to log on to your computer from anywhere in the world and use your computer like you were sat in front of it, All you need is an internet connection. Note: XP Home has the Remote Desktop Client which allows you to connect to a remote computer using Windows XP Pro, Media Center 2005 or Windows Vista but you will not be able to connect to a computer running XP Home. 1] To enable remote desktop right click on the my computer iconon your desktop or in the start menu and click on propoties. 2] In the system propoties box that appears click the Remote tab at the top and make surethe box is ticked that says "Allow users to connect remotly to this computer" then click ok. Depending on how your internet is setup your redy to use remote desktop, you might need to allow it in your firewall or foward the port if you are using a router so you can connect from a remote compter. If you dont change the port as i will show you below the standard one is 3389 which will need to be open in your firewall or router. If you are unsure how to do this please look in the manual for your router or firewall. 3] Changing the port number. If you only have one computer on your home network you want to connect to you can skip down 5] Connecting to your computer.If you have more than one computer on your network you want to access remotly from the internet you will need to change the port number remote desktop listens on. To do this Click Start > Run and type in the run box "regedit" withhout the quotes. 4] Now by double clicking on the yellow folders go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber Right click on the "PortNumber" key and click modify then click on decimal and enter the pornt number you want to use e.g. 2006 Now restart your computer for the changes to take effect. 5] Connecting to your computer To connect to your computer you first need to know its IP Address, This is your computers unique address on the internet, think of it like its your computers phone number.If you dont know your computers ip address i have posted a tutorial here on Digiex that will show you how to find out. Please make a note of your IP Address as you will need it to connect to your computer. Now your redy to connect to your computer, go to another computer running Windows XP and click: Start > All Programs > Accessories > Communications > Remote Desktop Connection Where it says Computer enter your ip address which you made a note of earlyer, if you changed the port put a colon after you ip address and enter the port you chose. For example you would enter 192.168.1.2 if you did not change the port but if you changed it to 2006 you would enter 192.168.1.2:2006 User name: This is the name of the user you would like to log on to the computer as. Password: This is the password for your user account Doman: You can leave this blank Note: You can only long on to a user account which has a password. Now click connect and you will be able to log on to your computer. After you have finished working with your computer if you want to remain logged on just closethe window or if you want to log off click start and log off like you usally would. I think that covers everything, if you still have any questions feel free to ask!