Setting up your Office Computer

Setting up your Office PC

Let’s start by setting up the OFFICE computer you want to connect TO.

If the computer you want to connect to is using Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise, follow these steps:

  1. Go to System in the Control Panel
  2. Click on Remote Settings in the top left corner
  3. Click on the Remote tab
  4. Then select “Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer” and select “Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop”.

 In Windows XP:

  1. Right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Remote tab.
  3. Make sure that the Allow users to connect remotely to this computer check box is selected, and then click OK

You will need to request the “fixed IP address” for this “office” computer.  To determine your computer’s IP address, Run cmd, then type ipconfig.  Record the IP address.

Your OFFICE computer is now set up so you can connect to it.

Setting up your Office Mac

Let’s start by setting up your OFFICE Mac that you’ll connect TO:

  1. Configure local firewall:
    1. Go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Firewall
    2. Uncheck “Block all incoming connections”
    3. Allow SSH, Management, Screensharing
  2. Go to System preferences > Sharing
    1. Check Remote login
    2. Check  Remote management

You will need to request the “fixed IP address” for this “office” computer.  To determine your computer’s IP address, open the Terminal and type ifconfig.  Under your Ethernet port, en0 there should be listed inet and an IP address.  Record this IP address.

Your OFFICE computer is now set up so you can connect to it.