To use the Remote Desktop feature in Windows 7, enable Remote Desktop on the computer to which you wish to connect. The remote computer must be running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise, and the computer must not enter sleep mode.Continue Reading
Open the Start menu, and right-click Computer. Select Properties. Click Remote Settings from the menu on the left, and enter your administrative password.
Locate the System Properties dialog box. Select an option under the Remote Desktop tab. Click Select Users to add your administrative user account to the list.
Open the Control Panel from the Start menu. Open System and Security, and click "Allow a program through Windows Firewall." Click Change Settings. Tick the box located next to Remote Desktop, and click OK.
Open the Start menu. Right-click Computer, and select Properties. Browse the window that appears for the name of your computer, and memorize it.
Turn on the remote computer, and connect the computer to the Internet. On the second computer, open the Start menu. Type "Remote Desktop Connection" in the search box, and click it when it appears. Under the Computer dialog box, enter the name of the remote computer. Click Connect to access the computer.