Thanks Kerry and thanks Al for pointing me in the right direction. These
are the steps to take to get Remote Desktop Web Connection operating in
Windows Vista Ultimate:
1. Go to Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn Windows features on or
2. Go to Internet Information Services and select the check boxes for Web
Management Tools and World Wide Web Services. [Web Management Tools
installs IIS 6.0 which is needed for the following download; there is also
some feature in World Wide Web Services that is needed, but I haven't
isolated it yet, so select everything for now]
3. Install tswebsetup.exe from
4. Go to C: Program Data, Microsoft, Windows, Start Menu, Programs,
Administrative Tools, Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager [NOT IIS
5. Expand your computer name, expand Web Sites and click on Default Web
6. On the right side of the screen under Edit Site, click Bindings
7. Click on the web site and click Edit
8. Change the port number to your preferred port designation
9. Under Manage Server on the same screen, Start the service
10. Set-up your router and firewall to accept your designated port
AND YOU'RE DONE! [although you might first want to change your Desktop
Background from a DreamScene if you're running one]
To connect from a remote computer, go to http:// IP address
and you'll get the Windows Server screen followed by your Vista password
Thanks again for the help guys. If you find out which particular parameter
of World Wide Web Services is needed, please post it for tidiness.
"Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
> This may work. You will have to install IIS then tswebsetup.exe.
> Let us know if it works, thanks.
> Kerry Brown
> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> "Digit0" <available@onrequest> wrote in message
>> On July 28, 2003 Tony Northrup (then a Windows XP Expert Zone Community
>> Columnist) wrote a superb piece on how to set up Remote Desktop Web
>> Connection with Windows XP.
>> Does anyone know if a similar article exists for Vista, or, indeed, if
>> RDWC works with Vista and if so, how the host gets configured.
>> Any help would be awesome.