In an XP Professional/Windows 2003 workgroup environment, Remote Desktop is installed by default.
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But even after enabling it and "Allowing users to connect to this computer" is enabled, remote users are still not able to connect to the systems. In a domain enviroment it works fine. But to enable this in a workgroup enviornment requires a registry tweak.
Here's the process:
- Before editing the registry, make a registry backup.
- Click Start-Run.
- Type Regedit.
- Browse to HotKey Local Machine-Current Control Set -Control -Terminal Server.
- On the right-hand side, change the value of the key TSAdvertise from 0 to 1.
- Close the registry editor and restart the system.
Note: This process only applies to XP Pro and Windows 2003 systems. Remote Desktop software is installed in Windows 2000 Pro systems, which can access XP and Windows 2003 in a workgroup environment. But XP Pro and Windows 2003 systems can't access Windows 2000 Pro; it's technically not possible.
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