Connecting to WHS via Remote Desktop

by on May 25, 2007
in design

DISCLAIMER …this article is for the less technical readers out there who may not already know how to use remote desktop within their home network. This article assumes that you’re running one of the Beta/CTP builds and have a Windows Home Server connected to your home network. (Odds are that if you’ve managed to get that far you already know how to use remote desktop… ) but nonetheless here’s a quick refresher for the record.

Windows Home Server allows remote desktop connections from the computers on your home network that support remote desktop (XPpro, Vista Ultimate, etc…), which is a very, very cool thing. I’m running Windows XP pro and so that’s what I’ll be using in my example. There are two ways to get to remote desktop.

1. Click on: Start->All Programs->Accessories->Communications->Remote Desktop Connection

remote desktop connection dialog

1.1 Type the your server name (this would be the name you gave your server during setup) and click connect.

1.2 The remote desktop session will open to the home server with an log on prompt.

remote desktop login dialog.png

1.3 Enter Administrator for the username and the Windows Home Server password and click OK.

OR

2. Go to: Start run and type, mstsc /v:servername

My servername is kynanwhs so I type: mstsc /v:kynanwhs

run prompt.png

2.2 The remote desktop session will open to the home server with an log on prompt.

rdc login dialog.png

2.3 Enter Administrator for the username and the Windows Home Server password and click OK.

Your now connected to the desktop of your server, now the real fun begins 🙂

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7 Responses to “Connecting to WHS via Remote Desktop”
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