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How to configure Remote Desktop and Virtual Network Connection.



This is no longer that age you enter eight hours flight to come to Nigeria just to type a no shut down simple command on a cisco router of switch, you don’t even need to spend a whole lot airtime talking or telling someone what to do which the person might end up not doing it properly these are the days you can comfortably work from your home or were ever you’re at the tip of your finger, some days will be like so much traffic and you don’t feel like burning a whole lots of petrol and still end up getting to the office late and start thinking or waiting for the traffic to reduce before you can drive home again. The Microsoft utilities and some other software tool like the virtual network connection which we are going to take care off have removed all these stress and headache from us all.


A remote desktop is one that is used to access another computer from a remote location just like you’re in front of that computer. But it all depends on your security level during you configuration you are entitled to gain full access of all resources including the printers, storage devices an even the machines attached to the machine, most time you gain full control over multiple computers at once.


How to setup a Remote Desktop.

To set up a remote Pc in other to allow for connections :

Open control panel and select system.

 Next click on Remote set up.

 Normally every computer usually secured with a password so if required enter your password in the box provided.


· Select allow remote connections to this computer in the remote desktop area.

Click on select users.

 Click on Add in the remote desktop user box provided.

 Lastly in the select users or groups dialog box put the user name to add then click on Ok.


To connect to a PC using a Remote Desktop the following should be observed:

Set up the remote pc to accept remotely connections

On the pc your using to access the remotely click on the search button and type in remote connection then select from the result.

 In that PC type the name o the pc you want to connect

Select connect; if password is required you enter it.

That is all, all you need at this point is to do your job from your convenient as your desire.

Virtual network computing VNC

This protocol works just like the remote desktop the only difference is that the VNC is an application that needs to be downloaded, installed and configure just like a team viewer unlike the remote desktop which is one of the Microsoft’s tools and utilities, the VNC has a both server password and clent password which authenticates and allows a user a login session.

The VNC can be seen as an independent platform from there, a user can access and control another system. The VNC is made of three sides the client side and the server side and the VNC protocols, a VNC client may run multiple session on the go but the display for each client might differ from each other, the clients always views the output of the server through a VNC protocol.

Now that you have configured everything, we can now try connecting remotely. To do this start, look up the public IP address of the computer you’re connecting to by going to your network icon and click on network and sharing center , click on change advance settings, click on local if you’re on Lan or wireless as the case may be and then click on IP version4 to look up for your IP.
On another computer, click Start-Programs-Accessories-Remote Desktop Connection. When the RDC client comes up, click the Options button and spend a few minutes looking around at the all the features you can adjust. You don’t have to bother with most of these settings, but you should at least configure the connection speed under the Experience tab, and if you’re a keyboard shortcut addict take a look at the Keyboard options under the Local Resources tab. Once you have everything the way you want it, go back to the General tab, put the IP you looked up into the Computer field, and click Connect.

If everything is setup correctly, you should be prompted for user name and password. Once you’ve logged in, the other machine’s desktop should appear in a window, and you’ll be able to interact with it live, just as if you were there.

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