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Using Terminal Services to Remote Desktop into your Windows XP Machine

Now that we have setup our Windows XP machine to allow for incoming Remote Desktop connections, we are ready to connect our handheld device to our machine via Remote Desktop. The act of connecting to Windows XP Remote Desktop is known as creating a Remote Desktop Session.

To connect, simply go to your Pocket PC's Start menu, and choose Programs, as shown in Figure 2.

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Figure 2. Choosing the Programs group on your Pocket PC.

In the subsequent Programs group, select the Terminal Services Client, as shown in Figure 3.

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Figure 3. Choosing the Terminal Services Client program on your Pocket PC

You will now be presented with a screen in which you can enter the IP address of the Windows XP box you are trying to connect to. Go ahead and do this and then click the Connect button as shown in Figure 4.

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Figure 4. Specifying the info for the server (your Windows XP machine) you want to connect to in the Terminal Services Client

At this point, you should be presented with a Log On screen, shown in Figure 5, where you can provide your user name and password (which you authorized earlier when you logged on to Windows XP remotely). You can use the provided horizontal and vertical scrollbars to move around on the Windows Screen if you need to (shown in Figure 6). The icons at the bottom of the screen allow you to choose a specific section of the full-sized screen quickly, making it easy to navigate using the small screen of the handheld.

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Figure 5. Logging onto your remote machine via Your PocketPC

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Figure 6. Interacting with your Remote Windows XP Machine via your Pocket PC

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