Remote Desktop to Vista Home Edition

Connect to another computer using Remote Desktop Connection

With Remote Desktop Connection, you can access a computer runningWindows from another computer running Windows that is connected to the same network or to the Internet. For example, you can use all of your work computer’s programs, files, and network resources from your home computer, and it’s just like you’re sitting in front of your computer at work.

To connect to a remote computer, that computer must be turned on, it must have a network connection, Remote Desktop must be enabled, you must have network access to the remote computer (this could be through the Internet), and you must have permission to connect. For permission to connect, you must be on the list of users. The steps below include adding names to that list.



To find the Remote Desktop Connection shortcut, click the Startbutton Picture of the Start button, click All Programs or Programs, and then clickAccessories. To quickly open Remote Desktop Connection, open the Start menu, and then type mstsc in the Search box.