Help Me Set Up Remote Desktop In Vista Before I Go F’n Crazy

by Ed Lau on June 7, 2007

Chalk up another win for Windows XP.

Setting up Remote Desktop in XP was considerably easier. Like everything else in Microsoft’s new operating system, doing so in Vista is an infuriating task. Almost as if Microsoft made everything intentionally more complicated as a “HAHAHA, you were stupid enough to buy our new OS. F**K YOU!” If you can manage, stick with XP until the last possible moment.

The first person that can somehow make or direct me to a step-by-step guide to setting up a web remote desktop (using tsweb…not a third party program) in Windows Vista and how the hell I can get to work, I’ll post a free review of your site or business or whatever that’s at least, oh, 500 words long. It has to freakin’ work, though. Please, for the love of god, someone get me a straight answer…Google has failed freakin’ big time here.

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Johnny June 7, 2007 at 9:03 am

how about something easier?


all you have to do is install the program and log in thro their website.


soundofgold June 8, 2007 at 4:49 am

Um dude did you read the article?


Natron June 7, 2007 at 10:50 am

– right click “computer” and select “properties”
– click “remote settings”
– select one of the “Allow Connections” options depending on the machines you will be using to connect to your home machine.
– Select the user accounts that will be used to connect to the machine.

– Now go to a remove machine and type “mstsc” into the run command.
– Enter the IP of the machine you want to access
– Enter user information when asked.

There you go, you should now have access. The nice thing about using “mstsc” is that you can run it full screen which makes it feel like you are sitting at the remote machine.


Leo June 7, 2007 at 8:07 pm

Bang your head on the keyboard several times, increasing the force each attempt until you lose consciousness. Upon regaining consciousness, head to the nearest pub and drink till blotto and start a fight with the biggest man possible. If none are around, punch a girl and you’ll achieve the same result.
You’ll forget all about your computer problems ;)


David June 7, 2007 at 11:40 pm


I really got tired setting up Microsoft Remote Desktop and the way it is implemented on Vista makes me crazy sometimes. I found a very nice alternative Techinline Remote Web-service. I have to pay $20 monthly but I forgot all the issues with port forwarding and firewalls setup.

Hope this helps someone.


Natron June 8, 2007 at 8:01 am

I don’t understand what you guys are talking about. It takes a few simple clicks to get working and the setup is in the same place as XP was.


Trevor Byrne February 28, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Hey dude, have had the same problem tonight while setting this all up. Anyway, install IIS7 firstly then head to this site to download the tsweb component for winserver 2003 (only option) and install it.

That’s about the only way I found so far.


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