New Training: Configure Remote Connectivity
In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer James Conrad teaches you how to remotely administer Windows computers. Learn how to enable the appropriate firewall rules in order to perform remote management. Gain the skills you need to work with multiple remote tools such as the MMC, Remote Desktop, Quick Assist, Remote Assistance, and Windows PowerShell. Watch this new Windows 10 training.
Watch the full course: Microsoft Windows 10
This training includes:
- 6 videos
- 48 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Remote Management Firewall Settings
- Remote Management MMC
- Remote Management: Remote Desktop
- Remote Management: Remote Assistance
- Remote Management: Quick Assist
- Remote Management: PowerShell
Why You Need to Configure RDP Access Properly
The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a valuable tool offered in the Microsoft Windows Environment for working with business computers remotely. Both systems administrators and users alike can utilize RDP for remotely accessing workstations, but IT staff will need to ensure that RDP permissions are properly configured before allowing anyone access to it.
Permissions for RDP can be configured on a per-computer basis. This can be convenient in the edge case that a specific user needs remote access to a specific workstation. This way that user can access that workstation without the IT admins needing to apply special permissions across an entire user group. Likewise, systems administrators can provide RDP access via group policies for entire user groups, too.
Due to the complexity of today's IT environment, RDP access is a must for IT admins. This tool lets system administrators remotely work on servers and help troubleshoot an end-user's PC. It's for this reason that RDP access needs to be configured properly. If it's not, anyone on the network may be able to login into another machine, though it should be noted that Administrators will automatically be allowed access with RDP as long as they have network connectivity to a computer.