Windows 7 Remote Access: How to Enable Remote Desktop Successfully

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It's necessary to have a Win 7 remote access tool on hand in case you need to work with this legacy OS. Although the operating system itself isn't as old as Windows XP and there is still a measure of support for Windows 7, its technology is already dated. There will come a point that an MSP will not be able to find any resources or fixes for it as Windows may stop supporting Windows 7.

But learning Windows 7 remote access is still important since the relative stability of the older OS means there a lot of users who prefer it over newer operating systems. As of July 2018, Windows 7 still has around 35% user share among all active Windows OS. Until Microsoft retires Windows 7 in 2020, the program is still worth the time of MSPs and Windows 7 remote access can be helpful when it comes to remotely troubleshooting nodes equipped with the system.

It’s now time to learn how to enable Windows 7 Remote Access:

Enabling Win 7 Remote Access  Step 1: Click on Start and look for Control Panel. You can also just type “Control Panel” in the search bar after you click Start.

Enabling Win 7 Remote Access Step 2: When you find the Control Panel, search for the Security System icon and click on it. You’ll see System. Click on it.

Enabling Win 7 Remote Access  Step 3: Once you’re in the System page, you’ll need to click Remote Settings in the left pane to make the the System Properties dialog box appear.

Enabling Win 7 Remote Access  Step 4:

You have two ways to enable Windows 7 Remote Access. Take note of the following:

  • Allow Connections From Computers Running Any Version Of Remote Desktop: Basically, you’d want this if the other computer is using another edition of Windows.
  • Allow Connections Only From Computers Running Remote Desktop With Network Level Authentication: You’d want to enable this to make sure the Windows 7 remote connection is a little more secure.
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Enabling Win 7 Remote Access Step 5: Now when that’s settled, just click Select Users. You will be able to select Users now.

Enabling Win 7 Remote Access Step 6: Just give a user Remote Desktop access. Do this by clicking Add in order to launch the Select Users dialog box.

Enabling Win 7 Remote Access Step 7: After you see Select Users, now click on Locations. You will be able to select the users where they are located.

Enabling Win 7 Remote Access  Step 8: You will need to put the name of the User in the Enter The Object Names To Select line and then go to Check Names:

  • If matches are found - Just check the name.
  • If no matches are found - Just put in the name and try searching for it again.

Enabling Win 7 Remote Access Step 9: Push the OK button two times.

After successfully adding users for Windows 7 remote access, MSPs or partners in the same organization can now troubleshoot the node even if they are not within customer premises. They will be able to work with computer settings and manipulate files. This will allow for greater freedom and flexibility to work with Windows 7 computers. This is necessary since not all users have new computers to work with.

But MSPs and network administrators will be glad to know that Comodo One works as a Win 7 remote access tool. Aside from remote access, this Win 7 remote access app also provides functions like automation, patch management, user and rights management into a single pane so that an MSP can focus her or his attention to other tasks. The RMM software can also be outfitted with the best cybersecurity modules from Comodo Cybersecurity namely the Comod Firewall, Comodo Antispam, Advanced Endpoint Protection, Valkyrie Threat Detection System, and more. Since managed IT services involve a lot of minute tasks, a Win 7 remote access tool like Comodo ONE, a multi-functional remote access tool which combines management, risk remediation and clean up, automation, and analytics should be an MSPs go to Win 7 remote access program.

Comodo ONE is the best remote access IT management platform in the industry. And best of all, managed IT services providers can get the software free of charge. If you are interested to know what this software can do for your business, why not give one of our representatives a call for a free demonstration? You can get in touch with us at (973) 859 4000 ext 3025.

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