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Chapter 24. Making Remote Network Connec... > Getting the Remote Computer Ready to...

Getting the Remote Computer Ready to Host

Remote Desktop is easy to configure and use, but it does require a small amount of prep work to ensure trouble-free operation. Let’s begin with the remote computer, also called the host computer. (Note that the host software is available only with Vista, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate.)

By default, the user currently logged on to the host machine has permission to connect remotely to the host. Other users with default remote connection permissions are members of the host’s Administrators and Remote Desktop Users groups. (In all cases, only users with password-protected accounts can use Remote Desktop.) If you want to connect to the host remotely, you first need to set up an account for the username with which you want to connect from the client (again, you must assign a password to this account).


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