And as i said this option was just enabled a second

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and not a public connection. And as I said this option was just enabled a second ago when we turned Remote Desktop on for this system. We'll go ahead and click Cancel, and let's close Control Panel. So at this point let's switch over to our Windows 10 system and establish a Remote Desktop session with this system. So let's come down to the search field on this Windows 10 system and type Remote Desktop and we'll click Remote Desktop connection from the search results. So the first thing we need to specify is the hostname or the IP address of the host that we want to connect to. The IP address of the Windows 8 host we just were working with is 10.0.0.45. Now at this point I could just click Connect, however, there are many, many remote connection options that we can configure. So let's click on Show Options. Now one of the things we can do is specify the name of the user that we want to connect to the other system as. Now if you leave this field blank it's actually not that big of a deal because you'll just be prompted when you establish the connection to provide a username and password on that remote system. Let's connect as [email protected] remember that was one of the administrator accountson that remote system. You'll notice that we are not prompted to provide the password here in the connections screen. We'll provide the password when we initiate the connection but we do have the option here to save the credentials. This will save the username and password for establishing a remote desktop connection to this host. And while this option is really convenient I actually really like it, you really shouldn't use it because it's not a really good security practice because if you were to leave this system unattended, went to the break room, to the restroom or something and someone else were to hop on your system, they could theoretically connect to this other host without having to provide a username and a password, that's not a good thing. It's really best to require full authentication every time you connect. Let's go over to the Display tab.Here we can configure how big the Remote Desktop's session will be on the desktop. Notice that by default it's set to full screen which means it will basically replace my local desktop. Sometimes that's a great way to do things, other times it's not so convenient, personally I like to have it running in a window rather than full screen. So let's crank the resolution down just a little bit. Say, we'll just do 800 by 600 for our purposes here. Now normally in the real world you probably wouldn't set it that low. We're just going to do it here so you can see the entire window. You can also specify the color depth of the remote session, we're going to leave this set to highest quality because we're on a LAN segment with gigabit connection between these two computers. But understand that the higher the color depth you use, the more network bandwidth will be required. So if you're connecting to a computer around the world and you're going to have to cross a lot of really slow WAN links to get there, you
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