Jun 14, 2008
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Install and Enable Remote Desktop in Windows XP Home Edition

Windows XP Home Edition (HE) does not come with or support Remote Desktop, or Terminal Services feature. There is Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client which allows user to connect to remote host, but now accepting any remote desktop connection to the Windows XP Home PC. However, there is way to install and enable Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in Windows XP using the trick below.

Note that if you just want to be able to remote control the desktop of the computer running on Windows XP Home Edition, it may be easier and wiser to use the free VNC as alternative instead. One such VNC server and client is UltraVNC.

To run Remote Desktop Terminal Services (server component) in Windows XP Home Edition, the operating system must first made to recognize itself as Windows XP Professional Edition. To do so, follow the guide to convert Windows XP Home to Windows XP Professional.

Confirm that the OS is now Windows XP Professional Edition by going to System Properties, by right clicking on “My Computer” and select “Properties”. Then download and install DevCon (direct download link to devcon.exe), a command-line utility functions as an alternative to Device Manager.

devcon.exe is a self-extractor executable. Execute “devcon.exe” and choose a folder to unpack the content. devcon.exe will create two folders inside the selected path – i386 and ia64.

Open a command prompt window (Cmd), and the change directory into the i386 folder extracted by DevCon. Then run the following command to reinstall rdpdr driver:

devcon.exe -r install %windir%\inf\machine.inf root\rdpdr

Restart the computer after running the command.

At this stage, Windows XP ‘Professional’ which is converted still does not have the necessary Terminal Services related settings in the registry to run the Remote Desktop. To reinstall and enable Terminal Services in Windows XP Home turned Professional OS, download and run the enable_tsxp.bat batch script (also support enable TS in Windows 2000), which will create a .reg file to merge the required Terminal Services values to registry and bootlog. Reboot after patching the registry.

After reboot, the Terminal Services is running and ready to accept incoming Remote Desktop Connection session. To verify the Terminal Services is actually running, go to Control Panel -> Administrator Tools -> Services, and locate the “Terminal Services” entry. If the service is not started, start it manually. There won’t be a “Remote” tab in System Properties, and ensure that the port 3389 (the default port for Remote Desktop) is open in firewall.

Sometimes, it may be useful to patch termsrv.dll with a cracked version which allows multiple RDC sessions and users to fix some problems such as disconnection issue. It’s also good for testing by allowing connect remote desktop to localhost.

Note that the registry settings enable the automatic logon feature, where the system will auto login administrator on local console on every system startup without prompting for password, nor allowing user to select account to log on. To disable this feature, run Registry Editor (regedit), and navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Change the value data for “AutoAdminLogin” from “1” to “0”.

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  • Bayotle

    Maybe an old article but helped me out with my little Acer!
    (Had a lot of client data i needed to work on and is soooo much easier on the big screen!)

    Thanks again!

  • Ol'Duffer

    I installed Remote Desktop from my XP Home install CD – isn't it standard on Retail?

    And if you Run "conf", doesn't that install NetMeeting, which allows multiple connections?

  • DrAzzy

    I've tried this

    Unfortunately, it's not working for me.

    After running enable_tsxp.bat (which i had to copy from above, since it's been removed from the file host), I reboot, and it does the auto-login, and Terminal Services service is running, but there's no remote tab. I reboot again, and the auto-login setting is gone. It seems like windows is reverting the changes made by enable-tsxp.

  • Gerald

    Hi All. I have did all the steps in the Windows XP to Pro changes. I have installed the remote desktop using all the ideas you have. I made sure that the remote and the printers were not blocked by the firewall. However, when I go to the remote server that runs the application I use and try to print locally it tells me it is blocked by the Administrator. Is this something on the remote server is it something I have wrong on my local system.

    Thanks

  • Calcatraz

    That's a pretty hardcore hack – I like it! I'm going to give UltraVNC a go first as I just need access somehow. But if that fails I'll get stuck into your method. Cheers!

  • Cheryl

    For those of you that can't get devcon to work. I read the devcon faq and if you leave off the .exe extention it worked for me 🙂 my devcon command was:

    devcon -r install %windir%infmachine.inf rootrdpdr

    Maybe this'll help someone

  • ray ban

    thanks for sharing…I’m no stranger to editing the registry or using command lines but this has got me confused!
    Can anyone shed some light?
    Thanks,Keith

  • Alvin

    I noticed that when I copy the enable_ts_patch.bat data that was posted in this comments section, then paste into notepad, it uses some strange quotes symbols instead of the standard double quotes. They aren't easy to recognize unless you type real double quotes next to one of them and can clearly see their is a difference. I'm sure this affects how data is saved in registry, so I would look into that if you're having problems getting a connection.

  • klatom

    (once again in a new thread-just for sure, sorry for the previous one)

    Hello,

    I’ve followed these procedures to gain access from my new Windows 7 machine to my old Windows XP machine but it isn’t working. I’ve verified that TS are running on the XP computer but when I attempt to connect from the Windows 7 computer, I get a message that “Remote access to the server is not enabled, The remote computer is turned off, or The remote computer is not available on the network.” I know the remote (XP) computer is on and I can map drives to it, so it must be “available” on the network. What am I missing to enable remote access to the server?

    • Saltidae

      If you are logging on without a password you won't be able to use the remote desktop access. I just tried getting on to my home XP pro machine, and didn't have success until I assigned a PW.

      Hope this helps and isn't too late after the fact.

  • chip

    The correct devcon command usage for this is:

    devcon.exe install %windir%infmachine.inf rootrdpdr

    The keyword install was left out of the above example.

    • chip

      oops…my bad…didn't see that the first time…

    • klatom

      Hello,

      I just did everything precisely and it works great. The problem I am afraid is that after the last reboot, I tried windows update, and it comes with the actualization "genuine notification". I disabled it for now, but would like to know if this happend to anyone else as well and what to do with it. Maybe it will pass the test, I don't know, but if not, I think it's very hard to get rid of the messages and reinstalling the system might be the only solution… :/

    • Ray

      I've followed these procedures to gain access from my new Windows 7 machine to my old Windows XP machine but it isn't working. I've verified that TS are running on the XP computer but when I attempt to connect from the Windows 7 computer, I get a message that "Remote access to the server is not enabled, The remote computer is turned off, or The remote computer is not available on the network." I know the remote (XP) computer is on and I can map drives to it, so it must be "available" on the network. What am I missing to enable remote access to the server?

  • MyDeer

    I made everithing as described. the pc is assumed XO Pro.

    Executed devcon without problems and added the values of enable_tsxp.bat to the registry.

    Disabled the firewall and don't hava and antivirus.

    Still don't work for me.

    I have a localized version of xp. is that a problem???

  • thatguy

    Look, if you're gonna attempt this, learn what a command prompt is. And where to find files. And what i386 and ia64. It sounds hard but it's not.

  • mplo

    The enable_tsxp.bat file contain:

    @echo off

    echo Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00> C:TSXP.reg

    echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesTermService]>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo "Start"=dword:00000002>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlTerminal Server]>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo "AllowTSConnections"=dword:00000001>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlTerminal Server]>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo "fDenyTSConnections"=dword:00000000>> c:TSXP.reg

    echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlTerminal Server]>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo "fAllowToGetHelp"=dword:00000001>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon]>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo "AllowMultipleTSSessions"=dword:00000001>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon]>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo "AutoAdminLogon"="1">> C:TSXP.reg

    %windir%
    egedit.exe /S C:TSXP.reg

    echo [Components] > c:ootlog~.txt

    echo TSEnabled = on >> c:ootlog~.txt

    sysocmgr /i:%windir%infsysoc.inf /u:c:ootlog~.txt /q

    DEL /Q C:TSXP.reg

    DEL /Q C:ootlog~.txt

    exit

  • majid

    hi.tnx for this use-full post.i do all the steps.and all the things are correct.now how to connect foe example my phone(hd2) to my laptop.i just want to remote my laptop via my phone.plz guide me

  • Nike

    works perfect

  • Nike

    works perfect. thanks a lot!

  • TomS

    Worked like a charm! one hint is I installed the 1386 folder to the root folder C:\ to keep the path short.

  • Bunkum

    Your problem is probably that you must type the entire command inside quotes, so that CMD recognisies the string as a whole. Without quotes, CMD will try to resolve the path up to the first space, and see "local" as a switch not part of the path. Type:

    “C:Documents and SettingsLarryLocal SettingsTemp” including the quotes and it should work.

  • WW

    I, too am stumped at the same point Keith seems to be. the path to my devcon file is:

    "C:Documents and SettingsLarryLocal SettingsTemp"

    under Temp there are the "i386" and "ia64" folders and "devcon.exe" is found in both. so, i went to Start->Run and typed in the foregoing file path, but when i hit Enter it says

    "'Local' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

    i appreciate Nishy's comments but and still stumbling about like a drunken sailor.

    questions:

    1. specifically how do i "Execute “devcon.exe” and choose a folder to unpack the content?"

    2. is there a problem with my file path?

    3. is Start->Run where i type the "command prompt?" if not, where and how?

    4. specifically what command prompt do i type?

    5. how do i run the "rdpdr" command?

    i appreciate any help.

  • Andrea

    Hi, pls i need some answers, can you contact me?

    I have Windows Xp Media Center, have tried all the steps but nothing has changed.

    Pls can you help me?

  • ryan

    Thanks so much! This did the trick!

  • Keith

    Nishy

    Thanks for that info-I haven't tried it yet because in the meantime I installed VNC Free Edition which works very well and required no setup at all(amazingly).Just install the software on the host and client networked machines and it works. No audio is the only drawback in the free edition.

    Have a great day!

  • Nishy

    @Keith:
    Had the same issue but google helped me out
    you have to do this in comand prompt

    CD /D C:devcon1386

    Well actually you would have to change the "C:devcon1386" to wherever you put devcon

    and then after that
    run the following command to reinstall rdpdr driver like it says and then restart:

    devcon.exe -r install %windir%infmachine.inf root
    dpdr

  • Mads

    Why not post the commands ftom the .bat file here?

    I also get the "no download slots" error…

  • Keith

    Hi, I am stumped on one procedure in these instructions and that is:

    'Open a command prompt window (Cmd), and the change directory into the i386 folder extracted by DevCon.'

    Maybe I'm just a real dummy, but regardless I don't understand what this means or how to do it.

    I'm no stranger to editing the registry or using command lines but this has got me confused!

    Can anyone shed some light?

    Thanks,Keith

  • Alf

    It works but I´m afraid of genuine problem …

  • Jonathan

    Thanks for your article – worked like a charm!!

  • Danielle

    when i try to run enable_tsxp.bat it just opens up a blank cmd window?

  • qwe

    We are sorry, but all downloading slots for your country are busy.

  • Brandon Chavez

    Oh, never mind; thnks a lot Alien 🙂 LOL, that was easy.

  • Brandon Chavez

    Okay, it all works fine, but i the link to enable_tsxp.bat DOES NOT WORK! AND whenever i search the file to download it elsewhere i get like 10 results! Someone plez help mee!

  • alien

    this link works:

    enable_tsxp.bat

  • jugalot

    wow, the three steps worked! converting home to pro; snatching n running DevCon; snatching n running enable_tsxp.bat;

    file sharing continues to work as well. much thx for this!!!

  • Feodor

    VIRUS — ABOUT VIRUS ALERT

    While the file "enable_txsp.bat" does not contain a virus the mirror through which it downloads DOES IN FACT ATTEMPT TO START JAVA AS WELL AS LOAD 4 VIRUS FILES AND TONS OF TRACKING COOKIES.

    My firewall caught java trying to connect, immediately terminating java and scanning your system will leave you in the green.

    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE IS TRUTH TO VIRUS CLAIMS HERE BUT THE AUTHOR IS NOT AT FAULT

  • PISSED OFF

    fUCKING PEICE OF SHIT. I'm going to file charges ass hole. VIRUS ALERT!!!!

  • just curious

    Arghh! Copied wrong result. Anyway

    File name:

    enable_tsxp.bat

    Submission date:

    2010-08-16 05:49:24 (UTC)

    Current status:

    finished

    Result:

    0/ 42 (0.0%)

  • just curious

    virustotal check results

    File name:

    run_rsync.bat

    Submission date:

    2010-08-16 05:45:01 (UTC)

    Current status:

    finished

    Result:

    0/ 42 (0.0%)

  • Sky

    Hi there, does anyone have a working link to enable_tsxp.bat?

  • AM

    Great Advice!

    Worked nicely for me!

  • anti gary guy

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    / | | |__| |__

    |

    __|

    'Gary's' comment is just been written by the author!!!!!!!!!!!!! its a virus!!!! Kaspersky 2010 found 3 threats in it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gary

    Hi,

    This worked PERFECT and the author's link to enable_tsxp.bat is virus free.

    RDC works perfectly.

    Thanks for the great articles, including the XP Home to Professional guide. My advice to anyone else following these articles is to read carefully and proceed one step at a time.

    Gary

  • John

    A mirror for the enable_tsxp.bat if the link is not working:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/386996147/enable_tsxp

  • Algesoft

    A note of caution: be aware if you attmpt these instructions!

    First: the link to enable_txsp.bat leads to a virus infection.

    Second: if you modify the registry to appear that you are running XP Pro instead of XP Home per instructions, you CANNOT restore the ProductOption key even if you made a copy of it (you'll get a message of tampering with windows). If you are lucky enough you may be able to do a system restore.

    I was sorry to be so naive to believe in peoples' altruism.

  • jars99

    Thanks for the tutorial – works great! I tried to install the multiple desktop clients, but because gpedit.msc isn't installed, I can't set it to use more than 1 user. Any ideas?

  • Peter

    Any idea why there won’t be a “Remote” tab in System Properties? I have successfully enabled the Remote Access function but I am unable to select Remote user, anyone knows how to select Remote user?

  • Nick

    I had to set up a username/password like Cory did. Does anyone have a suggestion around this?

  • someone somewhere

    Valerij – use system restore if it's available other wise, you'll need your OEM CD.

  • Reload

    Works Like A Champ! Pretty simple if you just follow the directions. "SOMEGUY" may think about another hobby and wash his keyboard after typing such distasteful language.

    Someguy must have skipped the second paragraph:

    Note that if you just want to be able to remote control the desktop of the computer running on Windows XP Home Edition, it may be easier and wiser to use the free VNC as alternative instead. One such VNC server and client is UltraVNC.

  • Mark

    Excellent! – works a treat. Thanks very much.

  • cory

    perfect. Thank you. I would suggest to heed to the comments and add that you need to add RDC as an exception in windows firewall AND make sure you have an account with a password on the machine, which you will use to log in.

    thanks again

  • cory

    @ someguy Maybe the tutorial should have said "backup your registry before attempting this hack" but it didn't. thats where personal computer smarts step in. So whos fault is it really?

  • someguy

    Congratulations assholes, i tried this and it fucked my ENTIRE GOD DAMN REGISTRY. Fuck all of you.

  • Pro Taro

    My environment(xp home) install remote desktop O.K.

    But sound can not put out when remote accessed.

    When remote accessed,xp home seems to not recoginized sound.

    Please advice, sound can put out.

  • Valerij

    Please advice, i have made as it written… but not working remote.

    could you please inform, how its possible to get back all setting as it was before on Win XP Home edition ???

  • Barbara

    This worked fine after I removed the sismkw32 virus that came with the .bat file download.

  • I found you also have to have a user account setup with a password. If you just have a user account it does not work.

  • Remote Desktop Softw

    Thanks for this tip. I use 3rd party stuff for this most of the time, but it's nice to know how to make Windows' rather stubborn offering work.

  • Robert

    Open a command prompt window (Cmd), and the change directory into the i386 folder extracted by DevCon. Then run the following command to reinstall rdpdr driver:

    devcon.exe -r install %windir%infmachine.inf root
    dpdr

    Restart the computer after running the command.

    (What exactly does the "Open a command prompt window (Cmd), and the change directory into the i386 folder extracted by DevCon." part mean to do?)

    If you can help, please reply or email me at [email protected]

  • Tim Jones

    Nathan,

    Thanks for the firewall tip. That was the missing piece for me. Thanks to the wesite author for the main ideas.

  • jbdough

    my last post – I meant IIS 🙂

  • jbdough

    I have been trying to install ISS 5.1 from Web Platform Installer 2.0 on my "Professionalized" xp-sp2 system and having no luck, and no log file either.

    As far as the web platform components, everything installs except ISS 5.1.

    ISS is not supported by XP Home Edition.

    suggestions? thanks!

  • no

    It's one of the best feature I have ever hoped to have!!!

    Thank you so much!

  • jbdough

    Be sure to enable remote desktop in windows firewall exceptions. Works like a charm -thanks!

  • Nathan Scott

    So, I went through all the steps here, and had no success. As of right now, however, I have full remote access to my XP Professional (formerly Home) Edition from my iPhone.

    Following a tip from another site, I made my way to Control Panel>Security Center>Manage security settings for: Windows Firewall>Exceptions. The little box next to "Remote Desktop" was unchecked. I clicked the box, clicked "Ok", and it was all gravy…

    Hope this helps someone out there.

    n.

  • brent mosley

    I had a similar problem where I don't see the remote tab under MyComputer Properties to allow users to connect remotely to this computer. Any suggestions?

    Also seeems like alot of issues with updates. I just completed the steps and hope I don't have issues.

  • trlkly

    "Windows XP Home Edition (HE) does not come with or support Remote Desktop, or Terminal Services feature"

    Why does everyone keep saying that? I have Windows XP home, which I just installed fresh from the OEM disk, and added all updates. I have Terminal Services running right now.

    I'm thinking it got included in one of the Service Packs or updates, and nobody's bothered to notice.

    Now, you are right that Remote Desktop doesn't exist, so you're guide isn't wrong. But that doesn't mean it couldn't use a little update in that first sentence.

  • Dan

    I can connect to my computer within my home network however how can you connect to it outside your network without knowing the settings which are seen in the remote tab in system?

  • CLR ram temp

    dump kernel

    Run shutdown /s

    clr ram

    Shutdown

    Admin logoff

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  • vampix

    I maked all of steps besides this.

    Sometimes, it may be useful to patch termsrv.dll with a cracked version which allows multiple RDC sessions and users to fix some problems such as disconnection issue. It’s also good for testing by allowing connect remote desktop to localhost.

    But in Properties ii haven't got tab Remote desktop…How i can connect my Pda to PC?

  • niks

    If you want to go back to xp home from xp pro you can try System restore…it worked for me..and then the WGA software update was not installed.

    Also, instead of doing this you can use windows live mesh ….its free and it has remote desktop facility (though not exactly same as regular remote desktop – for example sound does not work).

    http://www.mesh.com

  • Kev

    How do I restrict user who login using rdp? No RDP policies.

  • tEv69

    thanks. this works really well along with the hack for xp Pro saved a lot of bother reinstalling Windows.

  • hi my pals,

    I don't know how to change into the i386 folder extracted by Devcon. Could you, pals, show me how to do it.

    best regards

  • Omni

    Hello,

    I just don't understand this part of the tut:

    Open a command prompt window (Cmd), and the change directory into the i386 folder extracted by DevCon. Then run the following command to reinstall rdpdr driver:

    devcon.exe -r install %windir%infmachine.inf root
    dpdr

    Can somebody explain this to me step by step?

    Thank you,

    Omni

  • Thanks for posting this, saved me a lot of work with installing XP Pro

  • charan

    Wow, it worked. Thank you sooo very much.

    DWORD Blank and all that, it wasn't hard to figure it out. If in doubt right click.

    Thanks again.

  • Foster McLane

    if the devcon.exe link not working for you use this http://web.archive.org/web/20070403210840/http://

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  • Gabriel

    I followed the steps but can't bring my local printer to the computer i am accessing remotly…

    The conversion of Home to Pro worked, the installation of devcon.exe worked, and the terminal services is set to "started" (even tho when i clicked on enable_tsxp.bat the cmd window popped up, was blank, than disappeared about 10 seconds later without any text appearing on it). I restarted my computer after every step…

    So i can go on remote desktop and but I can't print on my local printer… help anyone ?

    Thanks,

    Gabriel

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  • David Spector

    I suggest that this entire posting be deleted.

    Changing XP Home to Professional will make the Windows Genuine Advantage tool detect a change in the OS and lock the user out of Windows,

    PLEASE AT LEAST ADD A BIG WARNING.

  • what a great post

  • JS

    Go download UltraVNC and leave this alone, it will work just as good as Remote Desktop and won't hose your SP3 genuine advantage either.

  • Draven

    when i try stat the terminal services after completing everything it throws an error saying

    "Could not start terminal services on local computer. Error 126: the specified module could not be found" can someone please help me

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  • Zonker

    I tried this on XP Home (SP3) with no luck. Went through the whole thing and still cannot remote in to the PC.

    I'm hoping the Home>Pro conversion won't screw with getting updates.

    I'm also hoping that, at least, the Home>Pro conv will let me do a couple of other things that I have not been able to, up to now. Will let you know.

  • almighty

    "Sometimes, it may be useful to patch termsrv.dll with a cracked version which allows multiple RDC sessions and users to fix some problems such as disconnection issue. It’s also good for testing by allowing connect remote desktop to localhost."

    Has anybody tried this? Does it work? I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, but I couldn't manage to make it work. First thing I had to do was "install" gpedit.msc – I took the necessary files directly from XP Pro installation CD, so I can run gpedit.msc and set "Limit Number of Connections" required in step 9. Nevertheless, I cannot simultaneously work on that computer and access it through RDC – disconection issue remains. I don't know if it makes any difference, but I use Czech version of XP HE (so I possibly need to manually patch czech termsrv.dll). Can anybody help me please, or at least let me know if it works on english/non-english XP HE?

  • Billy

    Nice tutorial, appreciated.

  • John

    How do you disable the feature disabling logon with no password??

  • tdk

    hoping my experiment will have a good result:)

  • Jim

    Does this work with XP SP3?

  • Thierry

    Hello,

    I manage to go to microsoft update site, but I don't see where it tells me if I have a home or pro xp version.

    WGA notification is installed, and I have any problem.

  • Chuck

    Thierry, what happens when you run Microsoft update? Does it recognize your machine as XP Pro or Home? http://update.microsoft.com

  • Thierry

    Hello,

    I tried that and it works perfectly.

    It's easy to undo the part "Convert and Upgrade Windows XP Home to Professional Without Reinstalling", I made a backup of that branch of registry.

    But do you know how to desinstall this part in case of possible problems ?

    Specially for devcon.exe line and sysocmgr of the bat script.

    I forgot to make a save of this part of registry but I think it's easy to compare with another Windows XP home unpatch.

    Thanks a lot 🙂

  • David

    Here is a batch contents in case somebody has similar problems I had while trying download the file (hope blog engine will not spoil it):

    @echo off

    echo Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00> C:TSXP.reg

    echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesTermService]>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo "Start"=dword:00000002>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlTerminal Server]>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo "AllowTSConnections"=dword:00000001>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlTerminal Server]>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo "fDenyTSConnections"=dword:00000000>> c:TSXP.reg

    echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlTerminal Server]>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo "fAllowToGetHelp"=dword:00000001>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon]>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo "AllowMultipleTSSessions"=dword:00000001>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon]>> C:TSXP.reg

    echo "AutoAdminLogon"="1">> C:TSXP.reg

    %windir%
    egedit.exe /S C:TSXP.reg

    echo [Components] > c:ootlog~.txt

    echo TSEnabled = on >> c:ootlog~.txt

    sysocmgr /i:%windir%infsysoc.inf /u:c:ootlog~.txt /q

    DEL /Q C:TSXP.reg

    DEL /Q C:ootlog~.txt

    exit

  • Same guy

    "Jaadu RDP currently does not support Microsoft's Terminal Services Gateway."

    ???

  • Mac Bonal

    http://www.jaadurdp.com/xp

    Any way to emulate the settings they want here? I followed the directions written above and when I try to launch the RDP connect program I get a "No RDP server found on port 5900".

    Thanks.

  • Chuck

    The remote desktop feature worked great in XP Home but unfortunately I was also bitten by the licensing issue and now Windows will not load. It keeps saying there is a licensing issue. I tried to back my way out by undoing all of the registry keys, but to no avail.

    The hard drive in question has a configuration that takes days to replicate so I've just set it aside for now in hopes that someone will be able to list a clear way to back out of the procedure.

    I'm not blaming any one by myself because the remote desktop feature did work well for a while, but something happened and now my windows configuration is locked. Any ideas anyone?

    Thanks, Chuck

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  • David

    This was the most absurd thing I'd ever done to my computer. I owned a genuine windows XP Home ed. for two years. After I changed it to Professional using your code, windows updated itself and Microsoft's Genuine Advantage software poped up. Now it says that my windows is NOT genuine. I can't get rid of this junk. Windows Restore does not work. I have to reinstall my windows. I'm so frutrated. and your enable_tsxp.bat file is broken. THIS IS RETARDED.

  • Chad

    If you make your XP Home think that it is XP Pro, what happens when it tries to download the updates and such? Won't this cause conflicts in XP's already crash-prone software?

  • Chris

    Hey Thanks This Helped Me ALOT.

    i now use it all the time. (RDC.)

    Ur Really Helpful!

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  • Thanks a loot

    i just needed this

    after hours i got it

    thanks once more

  • Medved

    Works great(just working remotely at this time).The only problem was that i had to create myself a password for my account(i had it blank), didn't work without it.

  • Luc

    A mirror for enable_tsxp.bat is here:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/159921999/enable_tsxp

  • Viking

    I can't reach the websites for enable_tsxp.bat, for an example. Does anyone else have a mirrored site or any information regarding it?

  • Good tips, liked it.

    SpikeX is dead wrong, shared folders and printers are unaffected. I wish people would research what they're talking about before spouting off at the mouth.

  • I used the above process and it worked great… cool stuff. Thanks!

    I also validated my Windows and it checked out just fine.

    I don't know what the person above means by breaking shared folders though, that's not true. I'm looking at files in, viewing pictures from, and listening to music in a shared folder right now. My shared printer is also unaffected.

  • domenico

    vorrei sapere come fare per inserire nella barra degli strumenti l'icona del desktop al fine di richiamarlo anche quando sono sono su internet ovvero sto lavorando su file.

    grazie.

  • Michael

    Has anyone else experienced this issue that SpikeX is experiencing? I haven't tried this myself yet, but breaking Windows SMB is a big deal, probably a deal killer on many computers.

  • SpikeX

    This will BREAK any Windows SMB you might want (Microsoft File and Printer Sharing).

    Basically, with this hack, forget about ever sharing a folder or a printer. It breaks it.

  • Lucas

    Thanks for the guide. I completed it but i can't find my username and password. Where can i fing them? Also how can i change them? Thanks!

  • Jay

    worked perfectly.

    Dont have to hookup the monitor and keyboard for my Asus Eee notebook anymore

    Cheers

  • RS

    For some reson my MS Acces web applications stopped working. I am not able to link the webpage to the database. How can I get it work again. I re-installed Office XP, but it didn´t fix it.

    By the way, the RDC works fine. Thanks

    How do I get MS Access to work again?

    Regards,

  • andre

    Wow….works great..well done you big brained person.

  • fernando

    pow OLHA sÓ eu QUERIA saber o numero da chave de ativação do windows

    pq eu naum to consegindoooo ativar

    me respondeeeee

    VLW

    aew GALERA da VJ

    amoo VCS

  • Sidnny

    Thanks for that.

    Question: Does anyone know how this affects the Windows Authentication tool? Considering that the system thinks it is Windows XP Professional with a XP Home license key. Does it invalidate (e.g. the next time you try a Windows update, it will say you are running an illegal copy?

  • hans

    Doesn't work for me. Is there a way to undo all the steps above? Is it a good idea?

  • gigi

    succhia succhia …

  • ka1a

    Well, that tweak works great but how to turn back to home edition. Is there any chance ?

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  • QVL

    @DJML

    You have to give it a lot of time. It took me about 15 minutes before I got an acknowledgement that it was ready to download.

    Also, I followed your steps and while running enable_tsxp.bat, the bat file couldn't find zclientm.exe on the xp home cd. This is a problem on my end, I think. This has happened before where the bat file was unable to find a file on the xp home cd. Any suggestions?

  • DJML

    The link to enable_tsxp.bat takes me to a download site, but the download isn't working. Any help?

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