Enabling RDP on your PC

RDP is an integrated feature of Microsoft Windows (except home editions, see this FAQ entry). On all non-server editions RDP has to be enabled before it can be used. To do so, please follow the guides for your installed version of Microsoft Windows.

Windows XP

  • Enabling Remote Desktop on Windows XP

  • Firewall settings on Windows XP

  • Setting a password for your User on Windows XP

Windows Vista

  • Enabling Remote Desktop on Windows Vista

  • Firewall settings on Windows Vista

  • Setting a password for your User on Windows Vista

Windows 7

  • Enabling Remote Desktop on Windows 7

  • Firewall settings on Windows 7

  • Setting a password for your User on Windows 7

Windows 8

  • Enabling Remote Desktop on Windows 8

  • Firewall settings on Windows 8