Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Enable Remote Desktop for Vista Home Premium

I'm still new to Vista and I'm expecting it behaves as XP, but i'm wrong in many ways. One of it is Remote Connection. Apparently you can't remote desktop to Vista Home Premium as there is no terminal service. Luckily I found a nice site with simple steps to follow.

1. Download termsrv.zip for SP1.
2. Extract Termsrv.zip to a temp directory
3. Start “Command Prompt” in Administrator mode (Run As Administrator)
4. Run the corresponding batch file for your Vista edition
5. Allow TCP Port 3389 on Windows Firewall or any other firewall product.
6. Done

Perhaps, I can remote desktop to my HTPC and download BT :) , I'd setup DDNS and able to rdp from my office too to bypass firewall.

6 comments:

Me said...

Is there a way to enable it for Vista 64x Home Premium? Tried this method but won't work as 32x application.

bryan said...

Thank you so much!!!

bryan said...

thank you

Owen said...

Brilliant, thanks very much

Mary said...

This patch worked great for me but now have upgraded to windows 7 and can't connect we another patch for windows 7 home premium

Mary said...

This worked great for me while i was on vista but i have upgraded to windows 7 home premium and need a new patch. If any one know were i can get one would be great.