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* The other thing the administrator on the host PC must do is add users to the Remote Desktop Users local group, by clicking the Add button on the Remote tab of the System control panel.
To connect to the Windows XP machine from a remote PC with the Remote Desktop Connection client installed, just choose Start?Programs?Accessories?Communications and choose Remote Desktop Connection. Enter the XP machine's computer name or IP address, and click the Connect button. Finally, enter your credentials in the Log On To Windows dialog box. After the connection is made, the XP machine is 'locked down' to other users and you have control of it.
A close cousin of Remote Desktop (and also based on Terminal Server technology from NT), Remote Assistance differs in a few key ways:
* You (the 'Novice') have to send an invitation (via Start?Help and Support) to someone else (the 'Expert') if you want to give that person remote access to your PC via Remote Assistance. You can send the invitation using the Windows Messenger service or using an e-mail program such as Outlook or Outlook Express.
Instant Answer The invitation requires authentication, either by using a Microsoft Passport account on the public Internet, or by using an Exchange Server account on a private intranet. In either case, both computers must be connected to a common network.
* For extra security, before actually sending the invitation, you can optionally specify that you want to set a password, which the Expert must know in order to respond to your invitation. Whether you specify a password or not, you must specify an expiration time after which the Expert will not be able to connect to your PC.
* When you send an invitation, it includes your IP address (and an IP port number if your PC is on a network that uses Internet Connection Sharing to hide individual PCs from the public Internet). If you disconnect from the Internet after sending the invitation and reconnect later, receiving a different IP address, the person to whom you sent the invitation won't be able to connect to your PC.
Note that the act of sending an invitation activates the special built-in HelpAssistant account.
* After establishing the session, the Expert and the Novice can communicate via chat boxes that appear on each computer. The Expert can see everything that occurs on the Novice's PC.
* The Expert can take control of the Novice's desktop, but the Novice must grant permission first. Once the Expert has taken control, the Novice can take it back by pressing Esc.
* Unlike Remote Desktop, both PCs participating in a Remote Assistance session must be using Windows XP.
* Remote Assistance permits two users to work at the same time, while Remote Desktop only permits one. (That is, if you connect to PC #1 with Remote Desktop, nobody can simultaneously use PC #1 directly.)
Dial-Up Networking and Remote Access
1. Bob is setting up his Windows XP Professional machine to access the Internet via a dial-up connection. He goes through the Make New Connection Wizard and answers the questions. When finished, he looks at the connection's networking property sheet to confirm his choices. Which elements should he make sure are present and activated?
A. Microsoft TCP/IP
B. Client for Microsoft Networks
C. File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
D. Microsoft NetBEUI
2. Jeannie has installed an additional network card in her Windows XP Professional computer, for a total of two network cards. She goes to the Network Connections folder to configure her second network card; however, it doesn't appear as an icon. What should Jeannie do to add the icon to the folder? (Choose the best answer.)
A. Open Device Manager and drag the second network card's icon into the Network Connections folder.
B. Open My Network Places and drag the second network card's icon into the Network Connections folder.
C. Run the Add New Network Adapter Wizard from the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder's Advanced menu.
D. Run the Add New Hardware Wizard from the computer's Control Panel.
3. You're configuring a Windows XP Professional machine for a user who needs dial-up access to the corporate LAN. This user has a 'smart card' authentication device. On the Advanced Security Settings dialog box for the connection, which items should you select? (Choose all that apply.)
A. MS-CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAPv2)
B. For MS-CHAP-based protocols, automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if there is one)
C. Unencrypted password (PAP)
D. Use Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
E. Smart Card or other certificate (encryption enabled)
4. You're configuring a Windows XP Professional home machine for a telecommuter who plans to work from home 50 percent of the time. Your company is a government contractor and this employee works with sensitive military information. Therefore, you must provide a secure connection. Your boss tells you to set up a VPN link. Which protocol or protocols would be appropriate?