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In some cases, you may wish to disable remote desktop for security or other reasons.  Here are the instructions for doing so:

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Click on Control Panel.
  3. Click on the System icon.
    • Windows 7 Users -- Click on the Advanced System Settings link on the left hand side panel.
  4. You should now see the "System Properties" window pop open. Please click on the Remote tab.
  5. Under the "Remote Desktop" section make sure...
    • Windows 7 Users – Make sure the "Don't allow connections to this computer" is selected.
    • Windows XP Users – Make sure you uncheck "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer".
  1. Click on OK.
  2. You are done.