Windows XP Remote Desktop Connection Client

来源:互联网
责任编辑:王嘉善
字体:

Published: January 28, 2002 By CharlIE Russel, Windows XP Expert Zone Community Columnist

Editor's Note: Past articles by members of the online community are archived for your use. The information may become outdated as technology changes. For the most current information, please search the Web site or post a question in the newsgroups.

The Remote Desktop feature in Windows XP is the best thing since sliced bread, or at least pretty close. Using Remote Desktop, you can work from almost anywhere as if you were using your Windows XP Professional desktop at work. Which saves commuting time, makes you more productive when you're on the road, and even let's you quickly grab a song, picture, or file from your work computer when you're over at a friend's house. The possibilities are endless and the ease of use is impressive.

But one problem can get in the way of connecting remotely—what if the computer you're connecting from runs an earlier version of Windows and doesn't have the Remote Desktop Connection client software installed on it? Well, you can actually connect from almost any version of Windows, since versions as far back as Windows for Workgroups version 3.1 and Windows NT 3.5 are supported, although with some limitations . Windows NT 3.5 and Windows for Workgroups version 3.1 are only supported using the Terminal Services client software from Windows 2000 Server. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4, and Windows 2000 are all supported for use with the Remote Desktop Connection client software that ships with Windows XP.

<$xue63fenye$><$lovfpfenye$>

  ...what if the computer you're connecting from runs an earlier version of Windows and doesn't have the Remote Desktop Connection client software installed on it?  

The catch, of course, is that in order to connect to your Windows XP Professional desktop using Remote Desktop Connection, the Remote Desktop client software must be installed on the computer you're using as a client. No problem if you're running Windows XP on your computer—it's installed by default with Windows XP Professional. If Remote Desktop Client is not installed on your Home Edition-based computer by default, you can add it after the initial installation. But how do you make the client software available on computers running earlier versions of Windows? Well, it's really pretty easy. All the necessary files are on your original Windows XP Professional CD for those operating systems that support Remote Desktop Connection. For earlier versions of Windows that require the Terminal Services client software, you'll need access to a computer running Windows 2000 Server. We'll cover the installation of both types.

Installing the Remote Desktop Client Software

<$xue63fenye$><$lovfpfenye$>

To install the Remote Desktop Connection client software, you need your original Windows XP CD. You can use the Windows XP CD to install the client software, or use it to create a special Remote Desktop Installation CD that contains the client software, so you don't have to carry your original CD everywhere, which I'm unwilling to do. We'll give you the official way first, and then tell you how to create the special Remote Desktop Installation CD. To install the Remote Desktop Connection client software:

1.

Insert the Windows XP Professional CD into the CD/DVD drive on the computer on which you'll install the client.

If AutoRun is enabled, you'll see the Welcome page, as shown in Figure 1.

2.

Click Perform additional tasks to open the dialog box shown in Figure 2.

3.

Click Set up Remote Desktop Connection . The installation wizard starts, as shown in Figure 3. Follow the prompts to install the client on your computer.

Top of page

Installing the Terminal Services Client

If you're installing on a computer running Windows NT 3.5 or Windows for Workgroups version 3.1, you'll need to use the older Terminal Services client software included with Windows 2000 Server. The installation programs for this are contained in Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter Server.

<$xue63fenye$><$lovfpfenye$>

For Windows for Workgroups version 3.1, the files are in:

%windir%/system32/clients/tsclient/win16/disks in subfolders disk1 through disk4.

You can copy each subfolder onto a floppy disk, and use that to do the installation. Just run the setup program in the disk1 folder.

For Windows NT 3.5, the files are in:

%windir%/system32/clients/tsclient/win32/disks in subfolders disk1 and disk2.

Again, you can copy each subfolder to a separate floppy disk, and run the setup program on the first disk.

Top of page

Creating a Special Installation CD for Remote Desktop

If you have access to a CD burner and a computer running Windows 2000 Server, you can easily create a special installation CD that includes all the necessary files to install either the Remote Desktop Connection client software or the Terminal Services client software. For the Remote Desktop Connection client, you need one file from the original Windows XP Professional CD:

<CD Drive Letter>:/Support/Tools/MSRDPCLI.EXE and for earlier versions, the files need to come from a computer running Windows 2000 Server where they are located at:

%windir%/system32/clients/tsclient/net in the win16 and win32 Directories.

Simply use the CD-writing software of your choice (the one built into Windows XP is quite sufficient for most purposes) to create a CD that has all the necessary files for any OS you're likely to have to run from, and keep it in your briefcase. Now, whenever you need to connect to your Windows XP Professional-based computer, you have the necessary client available.

<$xue63fenye$><$lovfpfenye$>

Finally, a suggestion—rather than carry around a CD that contains all the necessary files and versions, consider installing the Remote Desktop Web Connection, which I covered in Remote Desktop Web Connection . Although it doesn't have all the functionality of the full Remote Desktop Connection client software, it's easy to install and use, connecting from the client computer using Internet Explorer (version 4 or later).

Charlie Russel is currently an information technology consultant, specializing in combined Windows and Unix networks. He's also the co–author (with Sharon Crawford ) of Running Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, and the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator's Companion, and co–author (with Linda Gaus) of SCO OpenServer: the Windows Network Solution.

转自于 Xue163.com_WinXP使用技巧
www.book1234.com true http://www.book1234.com/soft/18/186952.html report 30593 WindowsXPRemoteDesktopConnectionClient,Published:January28,2002ByCharlIERussel,WindowsXPExpertZoneCommunityColumnistEditorsNote:Pastarticlesbymembersoftheonlinecom...
娱乐时尚
历史文化
真视界
旅游美食
精彩图文
我爱我车
母婴健康
关于本站 | 广告服务 | 手机版 | 商务合作 | 免责申明 | 招聘信息 | 联系我们
Copyright © 2004-2018 book1234.com All Rights Reserved. 布客网 版权所有
京ICP备2021021884号-4 京公网安备11010802011102号
教育考试: 学历财经建筑 医药公考资格外语电脑作文招聘中小学留学 文档 移民 文库专栏23问答中心z资讯z资讯1资讯涨资讯涨资讯1资讯图书馆IT编程数码信息解决方案信息中心lmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmlmIT科技问答新闻中心软件教室设计大全网络相关英语学习开发编程考试中心参考范文管理文库营销中心站长之家IT信息中心商学院数码大全硬件DIY企业服务网吧在线百科硬件知识手机平板汽车游戏家电精彩摄影现代家居IT女人经验健康养生猎奇创业攻略教育学习历史时尚潮流最近更新涨知识