Enabling RDP remotely on an XP machine

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Countless times i have had to remotely connect to an xp workstation only to find out RDP is not enabled. Here are the steps involved to remotely enable Microsoft Remote Desktop on a windows xp workstation.

  1. Run Regedit
  2. Select File –> Connect Network registry
  3. Enter the name of the remote computer or IP address
  4. Goto hklm\system\currentcontrolset\control\terminal server\FdenyTSConnections=1
  5. Change the FdenyTSConnections to 0

After these steps have been followed, remotely shutdown the client PC with Shutdown /m \\PCNAMEORIPADDRESS /r /t 5

You should be able to RDP to the client PC after it has rebooted.