remote desktop under xp pro

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Is there a way to presently enable the remote desktop feature? Currently, any users can disable it via My Computer>Properties>Remote>then unchecking the "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer."

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Post 3+ Months Ago

if i understand what it is you want, no you cannot enable it without being
at that computer physically. We use the built-in feature for remote
desktop here at work a lot, and it's the only way I know of to enable it.

Pretty much the reverse of your disabling procedure.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Actually, I have it enabled on the machine I want to remote, problem is some of my users like to disable the check box. I would like to make it so they cannot uncheck it. Can this be done?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

oh i see...sorry about that.

are your users loggin onto a domain? this will make a difference as to
how you can limit their priveleges.

First thing to note is this (right out of Windows Help):
You must be logged on as an administrator or a member
of the Administrators group to disable the Remote Desktop feature.


So, if they are logging onto a domain, you can either run it down
through a Group Policyon login.

OR

Even easier, is to simply reduce their rights on a local level by giving
them Power User status, rather than Administrator. This is done
through User Accounts in Control Panel on each machine.

If they are not logging into a domain, and are simply on a peer-to-peer
network (filesharing), then you would need to go to each machine and
reduce each user's status to Power User. You do this by right-clicking
on My Computer/Manage. Then go to Local Users and Groups/Groups.

Once there, you will see all the groups listed. Find Power Users, and
open it to see it's properties. Click Add and then type their username.
Click OK, then you will see they are listed. Click OK.

Now, you will need to remove their username from the Administrators
group. Click that on open and you will find their name. Highlight it and
click Remove. Power Users can do anything on the pc accept change
windows settings.

Now, if you have each person set up as local admins and they are the
only user on it, then you may need to recreate their user accounts and
add them only to the Power Users group. This will free up your Admin
account for retaing and maintaining settings.

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