Internet/Network Security/WIFI SECURITY

Advertisement


Question
Hello,

In a previous answer to my question you suggested that I select "don't allow connections to this computer" under "Remote Desktop" but I don't have a "Remote Access" option in my System.

Thanks,JIM


Answer:
Go to System Properties.
At the top you'll see 5 tabs: Computer Name, Hardware, Advanced, System Protection, Remote.
Open "Remote"
Make sure the box in "Remote Assistance" isn't checked.
Under "Remote Desktop" select "Don't allow connections to this computer".

Answer
Did you say you were using Windows7?

To answer the question I opened a Windows7 machine to see how MS did it that version.  I'm under the impression that remote access is part of Windows7 and was/is part of Vista but could be mistaken.  Have you tried using the Search feature to find information about remote access?

I could be misreading what you wrote, too.  When you say you don't have remove access in your system, do you mean to say that you followed what I suggested and didn't see it?

Earlier versions of Windows sometimes referred to a given feature using multiple names.  The popup tools often alter a setting that can be changed under Services.  Have you looked there?

Other related terms include "Remote Assistance", "Remote Desktop", and "Windows Remote Management".  

Internet/Network Security

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


John Crout

Expertise

Computer/IS Security, Online Safety, Incident Management

Experience

20 years supporting Windows networks and 10 years supporting Linux networks.

Organizations
Association for Computing Machinery; Information Systems Security Association (ISSA); United States Coast Guard Auxiliary; ISC2; ACM

Education/Credentials
Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Miller School of Medicine); Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering Option (University of Miami);

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.