How to add a new (RDP) user to your virtual desktop on Windows 7

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In this guide, you'll learn how to add a new user on Windows 7 and enable them for remote access.

This can be useful if you need to allow someone to access your Virtual Desktop, perhaps for technical support or collaborative work.

Windows 7 does not allow for simultaneous remote access by multiple users. If you need multiple simultaneous remote connections, you'll have to turn to third-party software, such as RDPWrapper.

Create a new user

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom-left corner of the screen, then select Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel, click on Add or remove user accounts under the User Accounts and Family Safety category.

  3. Click on Create a new account.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a new account. Remember to assign an appropriate username and password, which the user will need for remote access. Leave the account type as "Standard" if you don't want the user to have administrator privileges.

Enable remote access

  1. Go back to the main Control Panel menu.

  2. Click on System and Security, then on System.

  3. Click on Remote settings in the left-hand menu. This will open the System Properties window.

  4. Select the Remote tab and then check the box for Allow Remote Connections to this Computer.

  5. Click on OK to confirm.

You may skip this step as remote access is already enabled by default on ubiDesktop.

Authorise the user for remote access

  1. Still in the System Properties window, click on Select Users....

  2. Click on Add....

  3. In the field, enter the name of the new user you just created and click on OK.

  4. The new user should now be displayed in the list of users authorised for remote access.


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