Using a Remote Desktop Connection

If you've enabled incoming remote connections on your PC at home or in the office and verified that your network and firewall have the welcome mat out (for visitors with suitable credentials only, of course), you're ready to begin using Remote Desktop Connection . In the Start menu search box, type remote and then click Remote Desktop Connection . A dialog box like the one shown in Figure 18-11 appears. In the Computer box, type the name of the remote computer or its IP address .

Remote Desktop Connection

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Figure 18-11 You can specify the remote computer by name or IP address.

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