Important note: Remote desktop is only included in the Professional, Business, or Ultimate versions of Windows. Home editions do not have remote desktop.
- Click on Start right-click the Computer icon and choose properties.
- Click the Remote Settings link on the left hand side.
- Click the bottom radio button. If you need to connect from an XP/2k machine, click the “Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop” radio button.
Don’t worry about the firewall rules, Vista or Windows 7 does that for you automatically. If you are running a firewall other than default, you should configure it to open port 3389.