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Remote Desktop connection from a windows XP to a windows 2000 machine

Last response: in Windows XP
May 12, 2011 3:23:49 PM

Hi all, at work we are always connecting to windows XP machines from our home machines running windows XP, vista and 7. We have a machine here at work that still has windows 2000 on it. People need to connect to this machine from home. I installed the msrdpcli.exe file I got from But I think I need to do more to that windows 2000 machine. On a windows XP machine, you have to give someone permission to be able to remote into it by going into System Properties and clicking the Remote tab. but this tab is not on the windows 2000 machine. How do I get it?
May 12, 2011 6:31:39 PM

Windows Remote Desktop is a dinosaur. It is hard to use, authentication is cumbersome and it just doesn't do what many people need. Can you tell I don't like it?

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The answer to your question of "but this tab is not on the windows 2000 machine. How do I get it?" is, I don't know.