RD Enable XP
RD Enable XP allows you to enable Remote Desktop connections on a remote computer running Windows XP Professional Edition. It is designed for use by administrators within a domain environment. RD Enable XP overcomes the need for physical access to a remote computer which has not been previously configured to accept Remote Desktop connections.
NEW Command Line version is now available: RD Enable CL
- Version 1.0 (Full Release)
- Windows 7 Professional
- Tested and works correctly
- Windows XP Professional Edition
- Works as described in this document.
Download the Remote Desktop Enable Zip file below, unzip and run the exe installer program from your computer. By downloading you are confirming your agreement to the disclaimer below.
- You download and use this program at your own risk.
- The author cannot be held responsible in any way for your use of this program.
- The author makes no guarantee that this program will function as expected.
- Do not download the file if you do not agree with these terms.
Download and Contents:
- RD_Enable_XP_v1.zip(Version 1.0)
- RD_Enable_XP_v1.exe (Installer)
Instructions for use:
- Run the RD_Enable_XP_v1.exe file.
- Follow the instructions to install the program.
- Run RD Enable XP from the Start Menu Shortcut.
- Type in the computer name or IP address of the remote computer.
- Press return to enable Remote Desktop or click the Enable or Disable buttons.
- The program will attempt to connect and enable/disable remote desktop on the remote computer.
RD Enable XP takes a number of steps that are reported to the in-program log:
- Checks to see if the local computer is online.
- Checks to see if the remote computer exists on the network/internet.
- Checks to see if the remote computer is online.
- (Optional) Connects to the remote computer using psexec and forces firewall exceptions.
- Attempts to edit the remote system registry.
- (Optional) Prompts to launch remote desktop and connect to the remote computer.
- You must be logged on to the local computer with an account that has administrative privileges on the remote computer.
- File and printer sharing must be enabled on the remote computer with the appropriate firewall exceptions set and admin shares must be enabled.
- To force Remote Desktop firewall exceptions you must have a licensed copy of psexec and have set the path in the program options.