You can launch the native Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection client from within Remote Utilities and connect to a remote computer using the RDP protocol. If the remote PC is not directly accessible by its IP address, you can connect using the "Internet ID" connection as transport. Learn more about RDP-over-ID.
Enabling RDP access on the remote PC
For the RDP mode to work you need to allow remote connections in Windows settings first. Here is how to do that in Windows 7 Ultimate:
- Go to Control Panel ➝ System and Security ➝ System and click the Remote Settings link.
- Select the Allow remote connections to this computer radio button:
If the current Windows account is NOT an administrator account, click Select users and add an account you want to grant remote access for.
- Click OK.
Starting RDP session
- Select a connection in the address book
- Click RDP on the General tab (the modes panel is expandable):
- The native RDP remote access window will open and an RDP session will start
RDP connection properties
You can adjust various RDP connection properties through the connection properties for the selected remote PC. Please, refer to the Editing connections section for more information.