Remote Desktop Connection to Windows Home Server
Remote Desktop Connection
Windows Remote Desktop is used to create a virtual display, keyboard and mouse for a Windows Home Server. Once connected you can perform many 'standard' windows tasks as if you were locally connected.
1) Start Windows Remote Desktop Connection on your PC - this is typically found at Start | All Programs | Accessories | Remote Desktop Connection or at Start | All Programs | Accessories | Communications | Remote Desktop Connection.
Enter the name of the Server (you may also use the IP address).
- For ZoneRipper supplied by ripcaster.co.uk enter zoneripper
- For ripNAS supplied by ripcaster.co.uk enter ripnas
- For HP MediaSmart EX49x WHS supplied by ripcaster.co.uk enter hpstorage
- For HP MediaSmart EX47x WHS supplied by ripcaster.co.uk enter hpserver
- For TranquilPC WHS supplied by ripcaster.co.uk enter server
- For AVA RS3 Music Servers supplied by ripcaster.co.uk enter rs3server
Note that you will need to connect using the administrator user. You may need to change the "User Name" using the "Options" button. E.g. Change the username to be SERVER\administrator.
Click the "Connect" button.
A further login prompt will be displayed. Enter/Verify that the user is administrator and enter the corresponding password. You will then see the 'virtual' display on the Windows Home Server. This should be the familiar Windows XP style user interface. You may close the Internet Explorer warning paged.
2) The screen will display a warning page in Internet Explorer. You can close this. You now have access to a Windows XP style desktop environment with all the usual options off the Start menu.
You can quickly launch Windows Remote Connection using the Open dialog.
- Click the Windows Start menu and then Run. You can also use the shortcut keys Windows Start key + R. The Open dialog will be displayed
- Enter the MSTSC and click OK.