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Setting Up A Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Windows XP

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From your target PC go to Start>Run and type in 'cmd' and hit OK.
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In the Command Prompt window, type ‘ipconfig’ and hit enter.  Find the IP address, circled below.




Step 2: Right click My Computer and choose Properties. Choose the Remote tab and check the box that 'Allows users to connect remotely to this computer'.
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Click Apply then click OK to close System Properties.

Step 3: Go to Start>Settings>Control Panel
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Double click Security Center then choose to manage security settings for: Windows Firewall.

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Once in the settings for Windows Firewall, choose the Exceptions tab and make sure that Remote Desktop is checked and if not, check the box. Then click Edit.
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Highlight TCP 3389 and click 'Change Scope'.
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Select Custom list and type in the following: 129.64.4.0/24,129.64.8.0/24,129.64.16.0/24,129.64.99.104

Save settings by clicking OK in any open windows.    The instructions on how to configure your other (non-target) computer vary by operating system: PC and Mac instructions are provided.