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

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

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?

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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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Hi all, thanks for reading,

Just for the record, I have successfully setup up many a Windows box with RD working just perfectly...but please assume I know nothing

I built a new machine for a friend, and everything worked fine here at my home. I used RD to connect to the new machine often, rather than hook up a monitor, so I know it was working, at least within the same LAN. Now that the box is delivered and a city away, I cannot connect. Here is what I know...

I configured Win7 to always pull so we are pointed to the correct box
RD is enabled. assigned allowed users, allowed through Windows firewall, etc.
I configured his router to forward port 3389 to the box
I also tried making this machine the DMZ (no luck)
I am able to access the router remotely, so of course the DNS pointer and IP are correct/working.

I'm stumped...I can find his computer on the net, can access the router, have every permission set and enabled, but cannot connect.

It has to be his router, no? It seems to be the only variable since I could RD into the machine when it was on my home LAN...

Any and all help is welcomed with open arms! Thanks!

A:Need help troubleshooting remote desktop host

Just as a test, are you able to telnet to his IP/DNS from your home to port 3389? Does anything there answers?

Apart from the Windows built-in firewall getting in the middle, the router may have its own messing with the connections, or maybe your friend installed another antivirus or firewall and that's blocking your connection.

Maybe askking for a temporary Teamviewer connection to see if anything else was changed.

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Remote Desktop host is in a network workgroup. I have the Router external IP address as well as the Host internal IP address. I can't understand how to specify the host host computer ip and/ror name adequately in the Remote Desktop Connection. How can I use the Router IP and the host internal IP or host name to specify the Computer in the RDC?

I have spent hours going through various setup instructions on the Internet, but none of them explains that adequately for me.

Help. I'm horribly frustrated and need to make this work.

A:Remote Desktop IP for Host behind Router

Hi traderv3, welcome to TSF.

Are you trying to Remote control another computer on your network?

For example, you are and you want to connect to
If so, it may be just a few settings to change to allow RDP to work.

Please advise.

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I vpn to my desktop at the office (windows XP Professional SP3) using windows Remote Desktop and everything works fine. I disconnect from the office computer and when I get to work, I log in to my user account except my PC immediately reboots. Then it works fine for the rest of the day. This reboot only occurs if I have connected remotely to this computer. I have checked my firewall, power settings and user account settings. I am at a loss over what else to look at for this issue.

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I am writing because I have recently experienced an issue with my remote desktop. I can connect to my Windows 2003 server using Remote Desktop using its IP address, but not its host name. My desktop is a Windows Vista Ultimate box, and both machines are configured to use a Workgroup instead of a domain. Remote Desktop works great when I connect by IP, but will not even connect when attempting to use hostname.

The reason that this is important is that I am attempting to use Virtual Server on my server, and when starting up a new virtual machine, I do not always know what the IP will be. It would be very handy to be able to RDP using the host name.

Any thoughts or ideas are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time,

A:Remote Desktop + Can't connect using host name

Hi everettcomstock,

The best thing you could do here is to set both the server and PC up in a domain as this makes it easier to manage the DNS. When you are in a workgroup you always get this sort of error problems.

What I would do is setup W2K3 server to be also be a DNS and a DHCP server. The reason you only can use an IP address is down to each node not being registered correctly and the best way is to add each device into the DNS configuration. When you setup the server and put every PC into the domain it will then register each nodes settings in the DNS configuration automatically. Then just set the gateway as your router address for internet access.

It sounds complicated but it isn't

Another cheat and way around this if you are not using a domain is to edit your hostfile on the PC and add in the IP address and hostname, make sure you reboot. This is not best if you are using the several PC's to do the same thing as you would have to put this on each PC.

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name den... Read more

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I have a basic dell dimension running windows xp home and am using it in my small business network schematic, and I triec linking a 6th pc to it but it is telling me that i have too many remote pc's accessing it now?

How many pc's can access the server running windows xp home, and what if I upgraded to xp Pro???


I can be contacted at : removed by moderator.

Thanks guys!

A:How may remote computers can access a host running xp pro or xp home????

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I have a desktop computer running Win7 and a thin client (Wyse V90L) running Win XP Embedded. I am using Remote Desktop to log into my desktop computer running Win7. The problem is that despite having set up Remote Desktop on the client to 'Play on this Computer', no audio plays. When I click on the volume control, there is no slider and instead the message 'no audio device is installed' is displayed. If I choose to leave sound at my desktop, then it functions as expected.

The client plays its own sounds just fine.

Any ideas to try? Thanks a lot.

A:No sound on Remote Desktop for Win XPe client with Win 7 host

Oh, it appears that someone has forgotten to reply to this thread.

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Dear Guru's,

I am new to networking world, and I am trying to setup my computer as a host, so that i can access it using a different machine over the internet.

Host Computer OS: Windows 7 Ultimate N
My Router is D-Link: DIR 615

Help me guys, i am need of it.


A:How to host my Computer for remote desktop connection

Hi suresh326

Welcome to Seven Forums
First take a look at this Seven Forums tutorial for you PC configuration.
Have a look at this in relation to the router.

Keep us posted on your progress and hope this helps

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hi, i am running windows media center sp3.
things i have done:

i have read i completed this guide: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsXp/using/mobility/getstarted/Remoteintro.mspx
and i tried to connect on a computer in my house ( its on the same network)
and it keeps coming up with an error message.
the error message says something about unable to connect to remote PC, it may not have remote desktop connection enabled. but it is enabled.

things i haven't done:

i have not port forwarded through my router.
and anything else you would think i would need to do and i have not mentioned it above, then i have not done it.

please help me set this up.

i appreciate the help.

oh and on the guide i posted above, it says about a VPN i dont think i am running on a VPN but i have tried typing the host computers name, and then tried the IP address (no i havnt used the local network ip, the external ip.) but both of these still come up with the error message.

thanks again

A:Problem with setting up remote desktop host...

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Can I use Windows Remote Desktop to access an xp3 desktop (as host) with my W8 tablet (client)?  I have a home network working, which is what I want to use.  I think I have all the required settings right, but the W8 pathway for RD is so obscure, and the interface so opaque, right now I can't even find it.     So I would have that problem even if the host was also W8. Before I spend/waste any more time on this, is it doable? Thanks for any . . . 

A:Can W8 tablet be Remote Desktop client for XP3 host?

Yes, you can. From a surface or other tablet running windows 8 you can absolutely connect to a PC via remote remote desktop. Works quite nicely in fact

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When I try to connect from my Windows XP Home laptop (client) to my Windows XP Pro desktop (host) computer over my LAN, the desktop crashes with a blue screen saying it has a serious error and it is dumping physical memory. Windows error reporting says there is a driver problem, but does not list the driver. It has crashed two out of two tries. I have not yet successfully connected to my desktop with Remote Desktop. Any ideas?
Thanks, Lionman

A:Remote Desktop Connect Crashes Host Computer

Please do not create duplicate threads.


I am closing this one if you want the other one moved to a different forum click on the report button and request it. The report button is the red triangle next to the post #

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When I try to connect from my Windows XP Home laptop (client) to my Windows XP Pro desktop (host) computer over my LAN, the desktop crashes with a blue screen saying it has a serious error and it is dumping physical memory. Windows error reporting says there is a driver problem, but does not list the driver. It has crashed two out of two tries. I have not yet successfully connected to my desktop with Remote Desktop. Any ideas?
Thanks, Lionman

A:Remote Desktop Connect Crashes Host Computer

I have never heard of anything like that, but try these two sites.



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Hi All, thanks for reading.

My host pc (Intel quad core) running Vista Ultimate SP1,
when I remote desktop connect to this via any of my laptops, its works fine however until the time i wish to log off.

Most times the RDC connection will end however the host machine will not then log off or shut down and simply hangs..

Very frustrating because I have to hard power the machine down which isnt ideal.

Anyone come across this problem and does anyone know how I might go about resolving this?

Best regards

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Simple question really, just wondering if it is possible to allow the user to watch what your doing on their PC when you've connected via a remote session.

i.e. I'm on PC A and I'm controlling PC B, but I want my colleague on PC B to be able to see what I'm actually doing (rather than just viewing the login screen / logging in and interupting my session).

If not, is there any FREE (and safe) software that does this.

Any help is appreciated.



A:XP Remote Desktop: Can you enable host watch session?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dear fellows,

i have learned via internet that Windows 7 Home Premium computer cant b accessed remotly but it can access computer remotly ( with professional or ultimate versions). Isnt it????

Unfortunattly i have Home Premium, i have found a Patch " rdp concurrent" which they say can allow Home Premium Versions to be accessed remotly. Is this safe to use this patch? or is there anyother way to overcome this issuse?

i want remote connection over the internet, how to make a remote connection so that i can login remotly whenever i want???

please guide me as i dont want to use any other softerware.

A:Remote Desktop in Windows 7 Home Premium

Enable Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 - Hoff Says
That's safe. It only has the files termsrv.dll, termsrv.exe, rdpclip.dll, rdpclip.exe
And a firewall rule.

Those 4 files are just put in %SystemRoot%\System32\
They are taken from a win7 ultimate machine. At least that's what they normally do

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Hi All.

I have a Win 7 Home Premium box along with 4 WinXP boxes in a simple network. My Win 7 box can Remote Desktop to any of the WinXP boxes, and be used to "drive" them, no problem.

I added a new machine yesterday that came with Win 7 Home Premium. After searching through other threads, I found it was stated that if I upgrade the new box to Win 7 Pro or Ultimate, I can then use my original Win 7 Home Prm to connect to, and "drive" the new Win 7 Ult. box.

I successfully upgraded the new box, it's now confirmed to be running Win 7 Ultimate. I have also disabled the firewall, and checked the Remote Box Settings:
Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure)..

However, the Home box cannot connect to the Ultimate box. It times out with the following error:
Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
1) Remote access to the server is not enabled
2) The remote computer is turned off
3) The remote computer is not available on the network.

All three of these conditions are false.

Please help!!!


PS - I can ping the machine, so it's "there" in some form or fashion...

A:Remote Desktop: Win 7 Home Prm can't connect to Win 7 Ultimate

Hi Jerry,
Remote Desktop is not available in Win7 H Prem.

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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 have a desktop PC running Window XP Home Edition and my laptop has XP Pro Edition. I want to use my desktop as the host computer and would like to run "Remote Desktop" so I can access the desktop via my laptop. I've been told both that it is possible and that it is not. The reason given for not being able to do so was that the "host" computer has to be running the Pro Edition. Is this correct and if not can anyone suggest a good site with a "good" step by step setup for doing this?

Thanks! David

A:Remote Desktop in Window XP Home Edition

You can only use remote desktop to remote into a Windows XP Pro computer. The only way you can remote into a Windows XP home computer is to install a VNC application. I suggest using UltraVNC.

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Does anyone know is there an add on/patch/link/3rd party software that I can download so my Vista home premium laptop has remote desktop capabilities? I know there is one you can download for xp home. I was told when I bought the laptop that it had remote desktop, but unfortunately it doesn't and I really need it! Any help would be so appreciated!!!

A:Remote Desktop for Vista home premium?

Did you Google Vista Remote Desktop? If there is one, that's how I'd find it. Ultimate and Business have it, at least it works here.

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Hi guys... I have a series of questions about this topic:

I'm using Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1 on my desktop PC... and on my laptop I have Home Premium 32-bit SP1... when I'm away from home and on my laptop (school, work, etc) I would like to connect to my desktop at home so I can run stuff, etc etc etc... but the problem is I don't know how to set these things up!! I don't even know if it's possible for a 32-bit to connect to a 64-bit.

As for the connection on the desktop, it is hooked up on a Linksys WRT54GL router running DSL. Laptop would connect mainly wirelessly. I don't have any "aftermarket" firewall programs on my desktop (only Windows Firewall enabled).

I've never done anything with remote desktop before except back in the days when I had dedicated servers (those had info provided with remote desktop connection etc etc). I'm desperate to find a way to do it with my own machines!!

Any help appreciated. Good day!


A:Using remote desktop with Vista Home Premium 64-bit

teamviewer is the easyest way to do that http://www.teamviewer.com/
its very very easy to set up jus launch on both ends and enter the ID and the password and it conacts and instantly schows you whats on the pc and it works very smooth
i think you can also set it up to run at startup so you can do stuf like restarting the computer ect...

logmein is a more complex one ut it has more options https://secure.logmein.com

windows has a build in tool to but i don't like it that much

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Hi. I have been trying to set up a native remote desktop access between two different household networks and am completely stuck. The computer I want to remote desktop to is a Windows 7 Professional which I can RDC to within it's own home network flawlessly from another windows client. I set it up with a static IP and forwarded port 3389 on the router to that IP and determined the external network IP. Now theoretically when I open the RDC client window on the other remote household network and punch in that external IP, it should connect but it doesn't. Instead I get the usual "Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer......" message.

Any ideas where I can troubleshoot further? I prefer native Remote Desktop to any of the other remote software packages.


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Hello, nice to meet you all.

I have a home network http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_network with a Linksys Boradband Router WRT54G http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series . I have 3 PCs in my home within my network. It seems i can't remote connect from any of the wireless PCs to my main one where the router is connected to (the one with my local non-wireless connection) . I get no error messages. I simply click CONNECT and it comes back IMMEDIATELY to the "connect" screen.

For example, i launch Remote Desktop from a wireless PC, input the IP of the main local PC and click "Connect", but it keeps coming back immediately to the very same screen, as if nothing ever happened.

This wasn't a problem in the past. One day i reimaged my OS and suddenly it's never worked again. I later decided to do a clean install of Windows, and still have the same problem.

I wonder if there's a setting in my router OR deep within Windows im missing?

I already checked some of the obvious settings such as allowing access to Remote Desktop through my router, windows firewall http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Firewall , enabling incomng connections via the "Remote tab" under Control Panel, etc.

I have:
Win XP SP3, Intel Core http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core Quad 2.8, 4 GB RAM.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Remote Desktop Does Not Work Outside of Home Network

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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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Here's the setup:
Our server is running Win 2012 R2
Computer I'm trying to remote into is running Win 8 Pro
Computer I'm using for remote connection is Win 7 Home
Note that on a Mac I can connect into the Win 8 computer with no issues.

Here's the problem--- I open up remote desktop connection, put in the IP address and the user name as ourdomain\username
It connects and brings up the login screen, I again type ourdomain\username and the password
It says connecting and logs me into the computer
HOWEVER, it is actually logging in as the local user account--- [email protected]

I've tried various alternatives of this same basic process and am yielding the same results. I'm about to pull out my hair as clearly it will state logging in as ourdomain\user but then it doesn't! 
Also once it does login to the computer I cannot figure out a way to switch user accounts.
I've done the typical thing and tried googling this issue and searching these forums but I cannot find a solution. Actually, I can't even find someone with this problem.

I don't think we've attempted to use this particular laptop (win 7 home) since we changed this user over to a Win 8 pro pc so I don't believe it has ever worked. 
Could someone please help?!

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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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