sysadmin and other technological pontifications

Entries for May, 2011

Enabling Network Level Authentication for RDP in XP SP3

Windows Vista/7/2008 has the option of requiring Network Level Authentication when acting as a Remote Desktop host. Without going into any great detail, NLA offers a higher level of security for your RDP sessions, and a lower resource requirement during the authentication process. This setting is controlled by the dialog below under [My Computer Properties\Remote […]

Installing Telnet on Windows Vista/7

This is hardly breaking news, but I just randomly noticed that the Microsoft Telnet client (Command Line) can be added back to a Windows Vista/7 installation. The Telnet client is installed by default on Windows XP and previous, but I had assumed that Microsoft removed it entirely from Vista/7 being that it’s an insecure protocol. […]