Remote Desktop is Microsoft's software that allows a user to access applications and data on a remote computer over a network.

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VPN or Remote Access?

In what circumstances would you setup a VPN instead of just allowing Remote Desktop to a machine in a network?
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Can the “guest” user login via RDP in Windows XP?

Does remote desktop permit the guest user to log in? If so, how do I add the guest user the remote desktop ACL? I've added a password for guest using net user guest *, I just want to permit remote ...
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Remote desktop hangs

I can log in once, use the remote machine ok, and disconnect or logout, but remote desktop login hangs if I try to log in again. The remote computer login process completely hangs. I can't go to it's ...
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Why can't I connect to my Windows 7 via Remote Desktop?

I am unable to connect to my Windows 7 machine via RDP. I also can't ping it. Is there something special I need to configure?