Setup Windows XP for Remote Access

First to enable Remote Desktop.\ Go to the System Properties (right-click My Computer -> Properties) Remote Tab\ Check the Remote Desktop checkbox.\ \ Now to enable the telnet server. Pull up the Computer Management MMC.\ Services and Applications -> Services\ Look at the Telnet service properties, change the Startup type to Automatic.\ \ Now add a user that would be used only for remote access. This can be a Limited Account or Admin, you generally would like to dedicate a user account for remote access for security reasons, and also a strong password is needed for remote access.\ \ To add a user go to the Computer Management MMC,\ System Tools -> Local Users and Groups -> Users\ Right-Click, New User.\ Now Add the user to the Administrators, Remote Desktop Users, and TelnetClients (you may need to create this group) groups.\ \ Now to hide the remote user's account from the welcome screen in Windows XP. First Open Registry Editor.\ \ In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList\ \ Create a entry of the REG_DWORD type with a name is the username of the remote user.\ \ Assign it a value of 0.\ \ Now after all this, you should reboot and check that the remote login works.

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