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Remote Desktop Connections (Solution For Home editions?)

Q: Remote Desktop Connections (Solution For Home editions?)


Was wondering if anyone knew of any good alternatives to Remote Desktop Connection for Home editions of Vista? Since the service is limited on Home editions, are there any quality 3rd party software solutions? I'm not interested in hacking the Telnet settings to make it work. =) I would be attempting to do this outside of my LAN.

As always, any responses you guys give me is very much appreciated.

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A: Remote Desktop Connections (Solution For Home editions?)

I would suggest Hamachi, You can use it as a VPN and a Remote Desktop:http://hamachi.en.softonic.com/

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We have a employee trying to connect to her workstation at the office from her home computer, but the desktop connection will not connect.

We have established a successful VPN connection to the SBS 2003 R2 Server, and can even remote desktop into the server, but we cannot connect to the workstation even using the network IP address for that machine.

Home PC = Vista Home Premium
Network Server = SBS 2003 R2
Workstation = Vista Ultimate
VPN = Microsoft Application via the OS
Remote Connection = Microsoft on the OS

Can anyone help us identify why we can connect to the server but not the workstation?

Thank you,


A:Remote Desktop Connections - Vista Home Premium

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Hi guys,

i have a question about remote connection, but i don't know exactly what kind of solution i'm looking for...

i have a desktop with quad-cpu and much bigger memory, and i have another laptop which is old and slow. My thinking is to make a server on the desktop, so that the laptop could share the cpu time and memory from desktop.

That is to say: there could be two persons in front of both computers, they log in using own username and they should not interrupt each others work, but all the programs should run on the desktop computer.

So Remote Desktop, VNC or TeamViewer etc. don't really match my needs...

I don't really know what we call this technology, but i know that citrix have this kind of business solution, what i wanna know is if there are any usable free or inexpensive solutions for personal/non-commercial use?

Thanks a lot!

Btw., my desktop is running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and Laptop is running Windows XP Pro 32bit.

A:Which Solution: Remote Desktop? Virtual Desktop? Remote Terminal?

There may be alternatives to Citrix, but the concept is basically to access a remote desktop on server where you run applications installed on server. If the performance is adequate you will gain in bandwidth and licensing costs, but the scenario you describe implies that the laptop should somehow share the resources of the server, physically(?)...

I am currently unaware of any inexpensive "citrix" solutions but I would think that is what you are after. Logging on the server, starting an app on server, but managing it on the laptop.

Have you looked in to a HDD and RAM upgrade of the Laptop?

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I recently got a window showing that there are existing remote desktop profiles on my Windows 2000 system that I did not set up. I've attached an image showing the window I saw. How would I go about checking or closing these remote desktop profiles?

A:Remote desktop connections

colorado97 said:

I recently got a window showing that there are existing remote desktop profiles on my Windows 2000 system that I did not set up. I've attached an image showing the window I saw. How would I go about checking or closing these remote desktop profiles?Click to expand...

1 - Get a firewall implemented...
2 - You would manage those from "Terminal Services Manager" on the Windows 2000 box.

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I can't find the computers of which I want to control when setting up the users.

The Locations doesn't show up the computers. Is there some step I have missed?

A:Remote Desktop Connections

What program are you using to connect to these computers?

Also what OS do the computers you are trying to connect to have?


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Hey guys, I just wanted to know how to make a remote desktop connections. That's all. I knew the rest of it. Thanks!

A:Remote Desktop Connections

Hi Kid
try the link below

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network

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Hi i am trying to connect to my server using RDC as that is all my local council will allow us to use through their firewall, now i have this in place for 3 servers one of the servers is exchange 200 which it allows me to connect to it, one of them is NT which does not allow me to connect to (this one i am not too bothered about) but the other server 2003 standard is the one i need to be able to access. I have enabled remote desktop and i have also got the council to allow me access but for some reason i can not access it from outside of the network.

Does anyone have any ideas?


A:Remote Desktop Connections

Guys its ok i found the proiblem, The council have not enabled the connections through the firewall at all.


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I once seen a user that had RDP in his Start Menu and there was a flyout of several saved connections and below the saved connections was a list of the most recent connections.  How do I setup saving  a list of most frequently used RDP connections? 

A:How to Save Remote Desktop connections

Please right-click Remote Desktop Connection icon in Accessories of Start Menu, and then choose pin to Start Menu.
All the connections you recently used will be listed in it and you can also pin them in the list.
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All my computers are supposed to have Remote Desktop Service disabled for security reasons, but I recently found nearly daily instances of connections on one of the computers.

See photo... Viewed via Computer Management -> Event Viewer -> Applications -> TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager, ID 1155, S-1-5-20.

NONE of my programs use remote access, and I had disabled RDS in MSConfig settings from Day 1 of a Windows 7 reinstall months ago (after a prior keylogging/RAT infection).

Despite this, it appears that RDS has been starting up automatically with every bootup, based on Services.msc (see photo). I can also see RDS running in the Task Manager.

Is this a sure sign of a Trojan installing a backdoor/remote access program? There are zero RDS events on my other computers running Windows 7 and similar programs.

Is it possible to diagnose to what IP this connection is going, via Windows... or do I need to record network traffic with third party software (wireshark)?

Antivirus/TDSS scans have always been negative, but I know trojans can easily hide via a rootkit.


A:Remote Desktop connections (possible trojan)

Hello wwjd, Welcome to SF

If you think you are infected try these out
Windows Defender Offline

To view all current connections to machine enter elevated command prompt (start type cmd right click run as admin) and type netstat -ano this will show you all IP addresses currently active/connected
If you find anything your not sure about post back and can show you how to investigate program identity

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I am running Win7 Pro virtually and have Remote Desktop configured to only allow 1 concurrent connection. This works great when the one user is logged in, however if the user just disconnects (so programs are running), another user is able
to connect to that machine. Is there a way to fix this so even if the machine is just disconnected, it should not allow any one (except the disconnected user) to log in? This used to work fine when we were on WinXP, but it seems like Win7 changed this.
I'm assuming Win7 Pro license doesn't allow this either, however it seems to work. I have also gone into Group Policy configured the two settings: Limit number of connections to 1 and Restrict RDS users to a single RDS session to Enabled, but in vain. Any
help or advice to fix this is appreciated.
Thank you,

A:Remote Desktop limit connections

Hi Sau,
Thanks for your clear description.
If a user specifies a different program to start when the user connects to the RD Session Host server, a new session will be created on the RD Session Host server for the user, even if the RD Session Host server is configured to restrict users
to a single session.
For more information, you can read following article:
Meanwhile, I suggest you consult the Windows Server forum for more professional solution:
Best regards,
Karen Hu

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this may be in the wrong section, please forgive for any mistake.

Can someone tell me how to completely clear out all Remote Desktop connections, including credentials.

Basically so when open Remote Desktop it appears you never connected to another system.
Kind regards,


A:Clear out Remote Desktop connections

Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv


this may be in the wrong section, please forgive for any mistake.

Can someone tell me how to completely clear out all Remote Desktop connections, including credentials.

Basically so when open Remote Desktop it appears you never connected to another system.
Kind regards,

Eldinv, I had to do this and all I did was search for files with .rdp as the extentsion
and delete them.

Of course you have to make sure that hidden and system files are visible.
and in the search tell it to search for filename, *.rdp


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I have three computers on my home network, connected with a linksys wireless router and a comcast cable modem.

I am running Windows XP Home Edition on all three systems. Is it possible for me to do a "remote desktop connection" from the communications in accesories, or do I need XP Pro to do that?

If I can do the remote connection, how do I know what computer name to type in to connect to it?
Thank you

A:Remote Desktop Connections in Windows XP?

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I need to check if someone is making a remote desktop connection from one PC to another but I need to monitor it from a third PC. Is there a way using XP Pro to do this?

I do not need to see what is being sent just the IP address or host name that is being connected to.

I pondered checking event logs on the persons PC but am not sure of what settings I need to turn on to capture this info.


A:Viewing Outbound Remote Desktop Connections

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Window XP pro only allow two different remote desktop connection at the same time. What should I do to increase this number?? Thanks

A:How to make multiple remote desktop connections?

Try at your own risk this link http://sig9.com/articles/concurrent-remote-desktop. I would do a backup before attempting.

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Hey All,

I'm a new member here and I'm hoping someone has heard of a fix for me.

I've been an XP Pro 32 bit user for some time and have enjoyed being able to have concurrent remote desktop sessions on my home PC. This allows several members of the family to use our powerful desktop PC at the same time.

I recently built a new PC w/ a 64 bit processor and I installed XP Pro 64. I've had the new rig for a couple of months and have been unable to find the fix. Can anyone point me to the answer or an active thread?



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I once seen a user that had RDP in his Start Menu and there was a flyout of several saved connections and below the saved connections was a list of the most recent connections. How do I setup saving a list of most frequently used RDP connections?

A:How to configure Remote Desktop to save frequent connections


When you use remote desktop it autmatically saves the connections in the list. This list may disappear when you do a cleanup or run any cleanup software.

I use a program called VisionApp to manage my connections as I have a few.

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Is there any way to allow multiple computers to connect to the same remote computer and work simultaneously?

A:Allowing remote desktop connections in Windows Server2008

not that i have found, i work with 2008 R2 at work, i have found that you can only have one incoming remote connection at a time. Now you could share the desktop in windows live or adobe air and direct each other as you go along.

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I want suggestions for the best free VNC software. I need to have the following :

1. Be able to log in to the remote system, without logging out the local user. So the remote user is able to see the screen and all the mouse movements. The mouse/keyboard control can be with remote/local/both users. (Unlike Microsoft Remote Desktop, in which the local user is logged out when the remote deskop user logs in). Needed for remote tutorials / guidance.

2. Ability to have multiple users log in to the same remote machine with their own defined workspaces/desktops. Just like in giving a server access to multiple remote students. They can have limited rights as not to modify crtical systems settings simultaneously.

Also please suggest that for my intended scenario is it better to have a group of independent virtual machines (maybe running on the same physical machine) in order to have more flexibility and better management.

Any suggestions are welcome.

A:Best Remote Desktop VNC Solution

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Hi all,

I am looking for some advice no a remote desktop solution to help me if/when my mum has PC problems (not that uncommon haha).

I am currently running 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium and my mum is still running Windows XP Home edition. This will be done over the Internet as we live about 3 hours drive away from eachother.

I believe there are problems (or it just doesn't work) using Windows Remote Desktop into her PC, so thought I would ask about it here.

Anyone know of a good solution, preferably something that is relatively simple to setup. I want to be able to access her desktop so when a problem comes up and I remote in to fix and show her what to do. Thats a lot easier than trying to talk her through it on the phone, her describing the windows she sees (as I can't recall all the XP stuff from memory) then my trying to explain what to do!

Any help would be very much appreciated.


A:Solved: Looking for a remote desktop solution

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Since more and more people are working at home, I had assumed that someone would know how to get a home printer to print documents from their work computers on their home printer when the printer driver was incompatible with the Remote Desktop. But alas I have gotten no answer. I finally found the answer at the following Web site:

Using Your Local Printers While Using A Remote Desktop Connection by Thomas Swaney Milestone Computer Solutions, LLC.


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A long time ago I started looking into this because my mum has a PC with XP Home on and I am running XP Pro (both fully up to date), however I seem to recall reading that you couldn't remote into a XP Home machine, only into a XP Pro machine, is this correct?

Ideally I would like to try and sort this out so I can sort out any problems with my mums PC if/when they arise without having to try and talk her through it on the phone which can be quite difficult at times.

Any advice or pointers would be very much appreciated.

PS. Not sure if this would be better suited in the networking forum or not? If so, feel free to move it.

Thanks in advance.

A:Remote desktop from XP Pro to XP Home

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Is there any way to install Remote Desktop (so I can remotely log onto it) on my Windows XP Home? If so, how?


A:Remote Desktop and XP Home

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I have two Windows xp home edition PCs connected on a workgroup through a Linksys wrt54g

I realize that the rdp server application is only on the professional edition of xp.

I was wondering if there was any freeware app I could use to turn my desktop PC into a terminal remote desktop server so I could access it with my laptop remotely using the remote desktop connection client app that comes installed on home edition.

Any suggestions?

A:Remote Desktop Over Home Lan

See if this will do:LogMeInhttps://secure.logmein.com/go.asp?page=productcomparisonOr this:VNChttp://www.realvnc.com/products/features.html

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I am having trouble accessing my home computer that is linked up through the BT home hub. I want to access my home computer through work.

Anyone help me with this specific router (BT home hub)

Thanks in advance

A:Remote Desktop through my BT Home Hub

Here is how to forward ports on your specific device -


the port you need to forward is 3389.

Make sure to assign a static IP to the PC you want to Remote Desktop into.

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I am trying to use Remote Desktop to connect from my WinXP Home Edition to my parents WinXP Home Edition. Both computers are set to "allow remote assistance..." and to "Allow users to connect remotely...", however I encountered an error that said the client could not connect... I suspect we did not have it configured properly.

I have a few questions:
1. Is it possible to connect between 2 WinXP Home Edition machines using Remote Desktop?
2. I am using the IP address for the computer name...is this correct?
3. is it necessary to enter a User Name and Password in the Remote Desktop configuration?
4. How do I find out the Domain?? Is that the same as their ISP?

Thanks in advance!

A:Remote Desktop home XP to home XP

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Hey Everyone,

I am having the hardest time using remote desktop over my network. Everytime i try to remote to my pc downstairs (the name of this computer is downstairs) I get an error message "Client could not connect to remote computer". I have xp home on both pc's, with remote desktop connection enabled on the windows xp firewalls, and all the remote services enabled....

What am I missing?????

Thanks for any help you can give,


PS. I cant remote to my upstairs pc from my downstairs pc either.....

A:Remote Desktop Connection in XP Home SP2

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Hi all... I'm usually pretty comfortable with networking support, but recently got stuck on a project for a client of mine, and could use a little help.

First, the rather simple goal: to be able for an office employee to use MS Remote Desktop at home to access a work computer.

As I understand it, in order to use RDC from an off-site computer, one will first need to establish a VPN connection to the office network (RDC has been tested within the office environment and works fine)

The office I am supporting has an AT&T broadband connection with 8 static IP's (5 usable) running off of a Netopia 3347-02 (firmware 7.81r2). The Netopia gateway is assigned to 7x.xxx.xxx.30 and the computer I have set up as the VPN server (by doing basically this http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server.htm) is assigned to 7x.xxx.xxx.20.

I would like to simply VPN to the 7x.xxx.xxx.20 machine, and then RDC into that and 3-4 other machines once on VPN. I have accessed the Netopia settings and set up pinholes for port 1723 on TCP, but repeatedly get an "Error 800" when trying to establish the Windows VPN.

From a topic at another forum (http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19949739-Help-with-3347NWG006-remote-desktopVPN-issue) I attempted to set up a pinhole for PPTP, but like the user in that topic, do not have such an option in my firmware. And after perusing Moto's support page (http://www.netopia.com/support/hardware/index.html) I didn't come across... Read more

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Hey guys

I have been trying to use remote desktop just within my home to help my wife with her hourly tech problems. Everytime I try to connect to her laptop I get an error "No terminal server installed". I swear I have used it at home before connecting to a buddies laptop. Is there a service I have to make sure is running on her laptop?

A:Remote Desktop @ home not working...

Does it say No Terminal "Server" Installed


No Terminal "Services" Installed

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Hi, I have three Win 8 PCs at my office and a Win 7 Pro PC at home. Does anyone have a clear set of instructions for how I can set up remotes access so I can work on my office PCs from home? These are all my PCs too, not a company I work for. Many thanks all.

A:Help With Remote Desktop Between Office and Home PCs.

Download and install Teamviewer.

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Earlier today i disocvered how to set up a remote desktop. I connected my laptop to my server and an employee's computer easily/quickly with no problems.. but i can't do the same when i'm @ my home network.

Please note. that when i was able to connect i was on the work network, but i was connected wirelessly.. but it was using the same IP "family" if you will as the server and the other workstation

I am wondering if there is something i need to configure to get this fixed?

A:Remote Desktop - Cannot Connect from Home

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Is there an easy way to remote access a 7 system from XP within a home network? (No 3rd party software plz)

I hear people are having problems with remote desktop away from home, but is it any different doing it between 2 pcs in the same house?

Can I prevent people outside the network from attempting remote connection?

(EDIT: nvm, I was thinking of putting the remote PC to sleep when not connected, and waking it up to save power. Looks like you can't even wake up the remote PC remotely...)

A:Remote desktop within home network?

I know you have said no 3rd party software but I've been using TeamViewer v7 for years set to accept LAN connections exclusively and have complete control over three other LAN connected computers, including XP. I can't see how TV could be improved upon for this situation.

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Are there any new setting changes I need to make on my XP Pro machine, so I can access it with Remote Desktop from my Vista Home Premium machine?

I'm able to RDP into a box with Server 2003, but I cannont access my local XP Pro machine with my new Home Premium laptop.


A:Home Premium Remote Desktop to XP

Also, I can access shared folders on the computer running XP from my Vista laptop... in case that matters.

I also downloaded and used TeamViewer, and although it worked I was only able to take control of the XP machine if I'd already logged in, which isn't what I need.

Thanks in advance.

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Hello, I need help in knowing if I can use Remote Desktop in Windows 10 Home to log into a remote computer from my PC.

I purchased a PC with Windows 10 Home not realizing that I will have to log into a PC in another location. I am told that to use Remote Desktop I would have to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, and I would not even see Remote Desktop in Windows 10 Home. But I checked and the Remote Desktop app is there and there is a place to enter the remote computer name.

I don't want to have to upgrade to the Pro version of Windows 10 unless I have to. I will only be logging into the remote PC from my PC, not the other way around.

Thanks very much for your help.

A:Can I use Remote Desktop with Windows 10 Home?

Yes, you can use it as a client that connects to another computer, but not as the target of a connection request.

In other words, you can DTP out but not in.

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I have just found that Vista Home Basic does not include "Remote Desktop". Does anyone know of a way to add it to Basic? I do not want to use a third party system if possible. I have setup a VPN network okay, but would like to add Remote Desktop to the system.


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I need to connect my computer at work from my home computer both has window 10 home, how I do that?

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How's everyone doing?

My operating system is xp home edition and I unwittingly deleted my remote desktop program. It was only used to access a computer that ran on xp pro, so there wasn't a problem using it, and I don't need anything else fancy, just my old RtD.

Unfortunately, I don't know how exactly to reinstall it. Any help would be appreciated!

A:Reinstalling Remote Desktop on xp home

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Do anyone of you have a VNC, Remote Desktop or similar remote access setup at your home ?

Has there been any attacks?

What can be done to secure it ?

A:Do you have VNC, Remote Desktop etc to your Home System?

Here's a site that describes how to use VNC within a SSH encrypted tunnel.


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I wish to use MS Remote desktop to control my home desktop. My home desktop is setup with a four computer LAN. The LAN is connected to the internet through a router. I wish to use my laptop, on the road, to connect to my desktop at home. I have been told i will have to use some Dynamic DNS software and servers. Is this so? If so any suggestions?

A:Using Ms Remote Desktop For Laptop To Home Lan

Perhaps you should read http://www.microsoft.com/windowsXp/using/m...emoteintro.mspxFWIW: Remote Desktop (using XP Pro) is just one method of making such contact, there are others.Louis

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Any way to add Remote Desktop (host) to W7 home?
I upgraded to home premium and now found that I can not remote desktop TO this pc
Obviously I could upgrade from home to PRO but didn't know if I can just "add" RDP to this home PC at all
I realize there are 3rd party software vendors I can use (think I saw VNC, mesh, go2mtg, etc)
Any thoughts, suggestions?

A:Any way to add Remote Desktop (host) to W7 home?

Hi there
NO -- this is a BIG disappointment to zillions of people who get computers loaded with W7 Home from stores.

It's almost a universal requirement these days that people want to access HOME computers from the Internet / Work etc etc.

There are "3rd party options" like "Logmein" etc but some work places now block these sites and ports and aren't in any case a true alternative for RDP.

There were "get arounds" in Windows XP HOME (XP PRO always allowed RDP as a Server rather than a client) but they seemed to have locked down W7 a bit better now.

I'm sure allowing RDP in W7 Home wouldn't have been a big deal for MS -- it's certainly IMO needed.

For Linux VNC is a good solution -- whether you could use this on Windows as a server I don't know.


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I have Windows XP home...at home, and I would like the capabilites of Remote Desktop Server so I can log into it from afar. Is this possible? Any recomendations? I don't want...or have for that matter...the money for XP Pro, plus I only want this one feature. Can that functionality be purchased or turned on? If not, any open source software that will do the same?

Thanks in advance

A:Remote Desktop Server+XP Home

This is your lucky day.


It is free, and most likely serve your goals.

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I have been using Remote Desktop on XP Home edition for nearly three months. I have been told that Remote Desktop on XP Home edition will expire after 90 days of use. Is this true and how do I tell how many days I have left? I use it to connect to work daily so I can't afford to wait until it expires (if indeed it does). Thanks for any help.

A:Remote Desktop on Home edition

Why not use UltraVNC, it never expires and works on any version of Windows.

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I have a friend who has Vista Home - not sure if it's Basic or Premium. She is definitely not computer savvy and has issues from time to time that I would like to be able to remotely assist her with using my XP Pro. In the past I have used Cross Loop with other friends, but now it is no longer free. I need something like that, but the alternatives I have seen all seem to require some kind of subscription. I do not want that, I just want to be able to have her install something simple, with no trial periods because I envision my friend needing ongoing occasional assistance. I did a quick search through these forums and found one possibility: TightVNC. I am going to test that on my little VirtualBox network, but in the meantime I would welcome advice. íMuchas gracias!

A:Solved: Remote desktop for Vista Home

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I'm running Windows XP Home Edition SP3. I have the XP disk and have followed the instructions for installing the Remote Desktop from the disk. But when I go to do the installation, I'm told the Remote Desktop is already installed. But it is not installed.

Before I got the "correct" instructions and located the XP installation disk, I tried to unsuccessfully install from a download from Microsoft.

What do I need to do to get Remote Desktop successfully installed?


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All of MS literature says it cannot be done & your website indicates it can via 3rd party software, but I stumbled onto this @ answers.microsoft.com:

Simply change the fDenyTSConnections value in the ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server? hive to ?0? from ?1? and you can RDP into the system. One has always been able to do this. The options available in the UI reflect which editions include support for the feature. You can enable RDP on Home if you wish, it just isn?t supported.

One can also set the UserAuthentication value to 1 in the ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp? to require NLA if you wish.

Is this BOGUS? I have attempted it & no luck. Maybe I am missing something?

A:Remote desktop WIN7 HOME PREM?

Let's start with the obvious. What you're trying to do is illegal, it violates the license of Windows you've bought. Microsoft sells various editions of Windows and each one has more features that the lesser ones, but they're also more expensive. It's a way to segment the market. From Windows Home Premium the Remote Desktop server has been cut off of it (only the client remains), but you have to upgrade to Professional to get it, among other things. That's the way MS makes money "if you want features, pay me more".

Now for the technical side. Not sure about the method you posted, but I'm sure that in some way it's totally doable. Remember that the editions of Windows are just artificial restrictions over a single code base, just a few registry changes, some setting and maybe missing files or something else hidden out there, but the reality is that Windows 7 Starter all the way up to Windows 2008R2 Datacenter are exactly the same program with features artificially stripped out.
So, possible, yes, I'm pretty sure it's possible, but no idea how. Even then, remember that this forum don't support illegal things, so you won't get it here anyway.

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This is from MS's Windows Vista Help:

You cannot use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to remote (host) computers running the following editions of Windows Vista:

? Windows Vista Starter

? Windows Vista Home Basic

? Windows Vista Home Basic N

? Windows Vista Home Premium

I guess I should have done my research before I purchased Home Premium...

When I had XP on my office PC (in my upstairs office), I would often use remote desktop from my laptop while watching TV and such. Can't do that anymore!

Is there any work around for this other than PCAnywhere or a similar product?


A:Home Premium and Remote Desktop Connection

Well, you could use any variety of VNC to achieve a work around. They aren't nearly as seamless as the windows remote desktop, but they do work in a pinch.

RealVNC - http://www.realvnc.com/
UltraVNC - http://www.uvnc.com/
TightVNC - http://www.tightvnc.com/

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I have VPN service running on my Linksys DD-WRT router at home, so I can VPN back into my home network when using unsecured wireless internet on travel. I also have remote desktop port forwarding to my home machine if I want to just remote desktop in without using the VPN. However, often times I will VPN in, then remote desktop to my machine. Lately, I can VPN in, but remote desktop to the machine's NAT'ed address on the local network doesn't work. I used to be able to do it that way and I'm not sure what has changed. The home machine runs Windows 7 and the laptop I use on the road for VPN'ing back in runs Windows XP. Any ideas why after I VPN in to the home network I can't see any other machines on the network anymore? I have a folder shared on the home machine that I'd like to map to my laptop once I've VPN'ed in but it can't see that either.

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

A:VPN'ed into home router, but can't remote desktop to machine on LAN

The home network subnet is using DHCP (with the home machine statically keeping it's x.x.x.147 address) and the VPN pool consists of two addresses of and Network sharing and discovery is all turned on for the Win7 home machine, as well as the XP machine.

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