Countless times i have had to remotely connect to an xp workstation only to find out RDP is not enabled. Here are the steps involved to remotely enable Microsoft Remote Desktop on a windows xp workstation.
- Run Regedit
- Select File –> Connect Network registry
- Enter the name of the remote computer or IP address
- Goto hklm\system\currentcontrolset\control\terminal server\FdenyTSConnections=1
- Change the FdenyTSConnections to 0
After these steps have been followed, remotely shutdown the client PC with Shutdown /m \\PCNAMEORIPADDRESS /r /t 5
You should be able to RDP to the client PC after it has rebooted.