How to Disable Remote Accessby Pamela Gardapee
If you have Windows XP Professional, you have the ability to work on one computer from another if you have activated remote access and have the name and password that was used to set up the remote access on the host computer. To make sure that no one can access the host computer, you must manually disable the access to the host computer after you have enabled it and passed out the username and password to other users.
Click the start button in the left hand corner. Click on "Run" and type gpedit.msc in the dialog box that opens. Click "OK" to open the group policy editor.
Click on "Computer Configuration" and click on "Administrative Templates." Click on "Windows Components." Click on "Terminal Services."
Click on the heading, "Allow users to connect remotely using terminal services."
Look for the button that says "Enable" in the dialog box. Even though you are disabling the remote access, click on "Enable." Click "OK" and the system will end the remote access.
Use a simpler way if you are in a rush. Click "My Computer," click "Properties," then click "Remote."
Clear the "Allow users to connect remotely to the computer" by un-checking the box.
Click "OK" and the remote access is disabled.
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