How to enable remote access to a machine if you can't/don't want to do it locally. In order for this to work both computers need to be on the same network.

  1. Run regedit.exe
  2. Click File
  3. Click Connect network registry...
  4. Enter the name of the computer in the text field and click OK
  5. Navigate to this key > HKLM\System\CCS\Control\Terminal Server\fDenyTSConnection
  6. Change the 1 value to a 0 value and reboot.


Resources:
http://msgoodies.blogspot.com/2005/02/enable-remote-desktop-connections.html