Sunday, 26 April 2009

Remote Desktop to Server 2008 from XP

Remote Desktop to Windows Server 2008 from Windows XP Service Pack2


Logging into Windows Server 2008 via remote desktop from Windows XP is a task which many administrators are unable to perform. Accessing Windows Server 2008 via Vista Operating System is quite easy because the Network Level Authentication module inbuilt in Vista. But to access it via Windows Xp needs an administrator to follow step by step procedure:-

Step by Step Procedure

Step 1. Start Routing and Remote Access service on Server 2008.

1. Start --> Programs --> Administrative Tools --> Services.
2. Right-click Routing and Remote Access service (RRAS), and then click Start.

Step 2 . Disable Network Level Authentication

  1. Server Manager --> Configure Remote Desktop.
  2. Choose Allow connections from computers using any version of Remote Desktop (less secure).
  3. Click OK.
Step 3. Login with the following format domain/username

Step 4. It will work.

2 comments:

Karen said...

Remote Desktop in Windows Vista is faster and more feature-rich when compared to that in Windows XP. Besides Microsoft, there are vendors like RHUB http://www.rhubcom.com that offer innovative Remote Desktop solutions. RHUB’s TurboMeeting is a pioneer product that combines 4 complete collaboration technologies – remote access, remote support, web conferencing, and webinar – in a single appliance.

karen boyle said...

To respond to Karen's comment, we should also bring up companies such as Bomger and Proxy Netoworks (http://www.proxynetworks.com). Proxy Networks is used by the US secret service and has some of the best security features in the Remote Desktop industry.

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