If we want to increase the security a little bit

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If we want to increase the security a little bit however we can mark this option to allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with network level authentication and as you can see this is the recommended option. If you want to use this option then the computer that you're going to be connecting from needs to be running Windows 7 or later. Now once we've done this we also have to specify which users on this system are going to be allowed to connect. So we need to come down here and select, select Users and then we need to add any user accounts that we want people to be able to remotely log in to this system as. Now in a domain environment we'd be dealing with domain user accounts. We're not, we're in a work group in this demonstration. Therefore we're going to be working with just the user accounts on this local system. Now there's an important caveat that you need to remember here and that is the fact that any user that is a member of the administrators group on this system already will be granted implicit Remote Desktop
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access even if they're not explicitly listed here. And as noted the administrative user on this system is [email protected] TestOut, because TestOut student is an administrative user that user account already has access. We could however add other users if we wanted to. Click Add, click Advanced, and we'll hit search to find now and now we can specify which user accounts we want to grant explicitly Remote Desktopaccess to the system. Let's go ahead and add Mary Finn that's who I'm currently logged in to the system as. Click OK. Click OK. So now, we can log in to this system remotely as either [email protected] or [email protected] either one. Connect to a Remote Desktop 3:20-15:01 Click OK. Now before we leave I do need to point out one other thing. Any user that you put in to this list to allow Remote Desktop access must have a password assigned. If the user account does not have a password assigned then you will not be able to use it to authenticate to this local system via a Remote Desktop connection even if that users a member of the administrators group. So always remember, must have a password assigned. OK, we'll hit OK. And now Remote Desktop access has been enabled on this system. Now before we go any farther we do need to verify that remote desktop traffic will make it through the firewall. The host based firewall of this system. Now by default when you enable Remote Desktopconnections on a Windows system an exception should automatically be created in the host firewall to allow Remote Desktop traffic through but just to be safe it's not a bad idea to check and verify. Go to System and Security in Control Panel, click on Windows Firewall, we'll click on allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall and let's just scroll down through the list and find Remote Desktopand as you can see Remote Desktop connections are allowed through the firewalls as long as we're using a private connection 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
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