Network Tweaks - How do I offer Remote Assistance with Windows XP

To receive Remote Assistance from an expert, follow the next steps:

To change this, follow the next steps:

  1. The user and expert must be members of the same domain or trusted domains.
  2. The user and expert must both be using Windows XP, NOT the Home Edition.
  3. The expert must be configured to offer Remote Assistance.

To configure the Offer Remote Assistance policy:

  1. Run the gpedit.msc snap-in.
  2. Navigate to Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Remote Assistance (see picture 1).
    Picture 1
  3. Double-click Offer Remote Assistance.
  4. Enable the policy.
  5. Select one of the following:

    View and control the computer of the novice user
    View the computer of the novice user
  6. Press the Show button.
  7. Press the Add button to add the groups and/or users who can offer Remote Assistance.
  8. Press OK, Apply, and OK.

NOTE: You do NOT have to restart for the policy to become effective.

NOTE: There is no mechanism to verify that the groups and users you entered exist.



Lex van der Horst

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