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Windows Vista™ Step by Step by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert

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Accessing Your Domain Computer Remotely

If you frequently travel with a mobile computer, or if you work from locations such as a central office, branch office, and home office, you don’t need to have all your programs and data files on all the computers you work with. You can use the computer you have at hand to work virtually on your own computer by using Remote Desktop. If the computer is not on the same network as your own computer, you can use this handy feature only if you first establish a VPN connection to the domain.

Before you can connect to your own computer, you need to configure it to allow remote access. You can allow access via Remote Desktop from computers running a previous version of Windows or only from computers running Windows ...

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