here is a walkthrough:
a very important info left out is the address used to connect to your host machine that will be controlled. there are 2 ways and 3 methods: controlling the host inside your network & outside your network.
to remotely control your host from inside your network, requiring no internet connection:
type in your exact computer name of the host machine which will be controlled. goto the host and press windows key + pause/ break key
. goto the computer name tab.
what you need to know is the full computer name
. type that into the remote desktop box on the client.
to remotely control your host from anywhere in the world with an internet connection:
on the host machine goto whatismyip.com to find out your external IP. on the client which will do the controlling enter this as the name of computer. example: 152.482.47.53.
this part is tricky, since your IP will usually change constantly (dynamic IP) you need to use a DNS service like dyndns.org which is a free service. on the host you need to run a IP updater program like Dynamic_DNS_5. info is also found on dyndns.org.
whenever your IP changes the updater will update it on your dyndns.org account. so you would type in something like serra.dyndns.org in the remote desktop dialog box instead of a quad number like 152.482.47.53.
if using a router or firewall which is almost always the case with broadband, you must open incoming and outgoing port 3389 on the router or firewall. this includes all software and hardware firewalls on the network where the host machine is on.
to use remote desktop web connection (slightly different from remote desktop):