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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.



Remaining within the Command Prompt window, type ‘nslookup [YOUR IP ADDRESS]’ and hit enter.  Then copy the “name” (circled below) down, as you will need this later.

After copying this name down in its entirety, close the Command Prompt window by typing ‘exit’ and hitting enter.

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.