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Configuring Windows7
Remote Desktop Host

The following page details the steps necessary to create a Windows7 Remote Desktop Connection

Remote Desktop allows you to take control of another computer on your local network or across the Internet
1. From the Start Menu, right click on Computer
2. Select Properties
3. Click on Remote Settings on the left side
4. Select the level you want to use for Remote Desktop
6. Click on the Select Users button
7. Click on the Add button
8. Click on the Advanced button
9. Click on the Find Now button
10. Select the users you want to be able to have remote access to the host
11. Click on the OK button
12. Click on the OK button until you are at the following screen and then click on OK one more time.

Assigning at Static IP LAN Address

1. If you are behind a router using NAT, you then need to assign a static IP address for your LAN
2. Go to the Control Panel / Network and Sharing Center
3. On the right side, click on Local Area Connection

4.

Click on the Properties button

5.

Double Click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

6.

Enter in all the unique IP information for your computer. The following is only an example.

7.

Click on Ok, Ok and Close buttons
8. Then you need to configure the port mapping on your router
9. The default port of 3389 needs to be mapped to whatever IP address was assigned to the computer

Changing the Default Port for the Host

1. If you have more than one computer on your LAN that you want to access remotely over the Internet, they both can't be using the same default port of 3389.
2. Start Registry Editor.
3. Go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

4.

On the right side, scroll down and right click on PortNumber

5.

Select Modify

6.

Click on Decimal

7.

Enter in the new port number you want to use.
8. This new port number would also need to be configured on the router to map to the local computer's LAN IP address

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