How do I use the registry to enable and disable Windows XP's Remote Desktop feature?

A. I recently described how to enable XP's Remote Desktop setting. You can also use the registry to configure this setting by performing the following steps:

  1. Start the registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server.
  3. Double-click fDenyTSConnections.
  4. Change the value of this setting to 0 to enable Remote Desktop or 1 to disable it, and click OK.
  5. Close the registry editor, and reboot the computer for the change to take effect.

Learn more about Windows XP's Remote Desktop feature from "Remote Desktop Troubleshooting Tips."

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