Turn on Remote Desktop in Windows 7

Remote Desktop allows you to sit at a computer and connect and use a remote computer in a different location. For someone to be able to connect to your computer through Remote Desktop, you must have enabled Remote Desktop connections on your computer. Although Remote Desktop is turned off in Windows 7 by default, but you can turn it on easily. Here is how :

  1. Press the key combination Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type SystemPropertiesRemote.exe in the Run dialog and press Enter.

  3. Under the Remote Desktop section, choose the radio button labeled Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop as shown,

  4. This will allow machines running any version of Remote Desktop including Windows 2000 and Windows XP machines to connect to yuor Windows 7 computer using the Remote Desktop. If you want to allow only machines running latest Remote Desktop (Windows Vista and Windows 7 only), then choose the bottom radio button labeled Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication.

  5. Click OK to save the settings.