Using a Remote Desktop

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After connecting to a remote computer using Remote Desktop, an individual can use the desktop on that computer as if they were sitting at that computer. Use Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect to a remote PC with help from a software developer in this free video on desktops and tech support.

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Hi, my name is Dave Andrews. Today I'm going to show you how to use Remote Desktop. Let's go to our computer. We're going to open up "Microsoft Remote Desktop" by clicking on our "Start" button and right above our "Start" button let's type "mstsc" for Microsoft Terminal Services Client. And you see here you have "mstsc.exe". You can also do the same on Windows XP by clicking the "Start" button and going to "Run" and typing "mstsc.exe". So let's run that program by clicking on it. I'm going to connect to the server called "myserver" and I'm just going to type in some starter credentials, just my User Name here. Now, what you're going to see is a logon window which you're used to seeing when you connect to any regular old server. I'm just going to type in my Login credentials here and these can be given to you by your work administrator or if you're connecting to a home PC there'll by what you log into your home computer. Just click "OK" to log in. Now that you have connected correctly to your remote computer using Remote Desktop you can use the desktop on that computer just like you were sitting directly at it. It's that easy to connect to a remote PC using Microsoft Remote Desktop. My name is Dave Andrews, and I've just shown you how to use Microsoft Remote Desktop.

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