It is now interesting to know that one can easily set up the remote desktop feature so as to work easily between laptop and desktop computers.Beware! you should use Remote Desktop only in a secure environment.
SET UP A PC FOR REMOTE DEKSTOP
Open the Control Panel.
• In the search box, type Firewall and then select the Windows Firewall applet. The Windows Firewall window will open.
If a green check mark is displayed next to the network location that includes the computers participating in distributed testing, it means that Windows Firewall is running and controlling data transfers. In this case, you need to add TestComplete and its utilities to the firewall’s list of exceptions to allow their network activities (see below).
If there is no green check mark, Windows Firewall is disabled and it does not block any network requests. In this case, there is no need to change the firewall settings in order to perform distributed testing with TestComplete.
Configuring Firewall Settings:
If Windows Firewall is on for a network location that includes your distributed testing workstations, you need to add TestComplete and its utilities to the firewall’s list of exceptions in order to allow their network activities:
1. On the left of the Windows Firewall window, click Allow a program through Windows Firewall. The Allowed Programs panel will appear.
On the left of the Windows Firewall window, click Allow a program through Windows Firewall. The Allowed Programs panel will appear.
Locate SmartBear TestComplete 12 in the list of programs and tick the check box for each network location where you need TestComplete to have access through the firewall.
If TestComplete is not on the list:
Click the Add another program button. The Add a Program dialog will open.
Select TestComplete 12 in the Programs list.
If it is not in the list, click Browse and browse for the TestComplete executable — \Bin\TestComplete.exe.
Click the Network location types button and check the network locations for which you want to allow TestComplete activities.
Click Add to close the dialog and add TestComplete to the firewall’s list of exceptions.
Repeat previous step to add TestComplete Service’s executable — TestCompleteService12.exe (\Bin\TestCompleteService12.exe) to the firewall’s list of exceptions.
Press OK to close the Allowed Programs panel.
Also, you need to create firewall rules that will open ports used by TestComplete and TestComplete Service to exchange data with projects participating in distributed testing.
The ports used by TestComplete and TestComplete Service are specified by the TCP ports for remote connections option. By default, ports 6090-6092 are used.
On the left of the Windows Firewall window, click Advanced settings. The Windows Firewall with Advanced Settings window will open.
In the tree on the left of the window, click Inbound Rules.
Create a new rule:
In the Actions panel of the window, click New Rule. The New Inbound Rule Wizard will appear.
On the Rule Type page of the wizard, select Port. Click Next.
On the Protocol and Ports page of the wizard, select Port. In the Specific local ports, edit box specifies the port number. Click Next.
On the Action page of the wizard, select Allow the connection and click Next.
On the Profile page of the wizard, select the network location for which you want to open a port and click Next.
On the Name page of the wizard, in the Name field, specify the rule name and press Finish.
In the tree on the left of the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security window, select Outbound Rules.
Repeat step 3 to open the same port for outbound connections.
Repeat steps 1-4 to open other ports.
Once you are done, close the Windows Firewall window