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

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

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.

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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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Help? Sort of a new one to me... On my network...All workstations are Windows XP (mostly running SP2), and a few Windows 2000 workstaions. All Servers are Windows 2003, with 1 or 2 remaining Windows 2000 Servers still being used... I have been experiencing a problem lately with a few computers, in that they cannot connect to a remote computer using remote desktop or Terminal Services...When I shadow one of the workstations I can see that there is an issue, and when I try to log into the remote computer as the user, as myself (domain admin) or as the administrator I get the same error message (cannot connect, verify the username and password are correct, etc). This troubles me as I can connect to the same remote computer from my workstation... Using my account or the users account. If I look in terminal services manager on the server that cannot be logged into, I see there are active sessions (not all licenses are being used), so that is not an issue. I was able to fix one of the computers last week with this issue by formatting and reloading the os and all related applications, but clearly, there has to be another way. help!
 

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Hi All,

Just wondering if RDP is the same thing as Terminal Session?

I'm want to know because i havent seen RDP link you back to locally attached printers or shared drives.

Any help would be great. thanks.

Regards
Steve
 

A:Is Remote Desktop Protocol the same as Terminal Session??

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Hello everyone

im running win xp sp2 on three home pcs
for ease, i will use three names: MainPC, Laptop, Spare

im trying to connect to each of them through remote desktop.
all three are connected through router

when i forward port 3389 to Laptop ip in router settings, i can connect to it using the other two
also the case when i forward port 3389 to Spare ip.
when testing these ports on canyouseeme.org, there is no problems.
also no problems with testing telnet [ip] 3389 in command prompt
terminal services is started on Laptop and on Spare

however, when i forward port 3389 to MainPC, i cannot connect to it through the other two computers using remote desktop.
the error message is

"The client could not connect to the remote computer.
Remote connections might not be enabled or the computer might be too busy to accept new connections. It is also possible that networs problems are preventing your connection. Please try again later."

when testing canyouseeme.org for port 3389 on MainPC, i get Error: Connection Refused.

When checking is terminal services is started using services.msc, it IS NOT started, and when i do start it, i get this message:
"The terminal services service on local computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the Performance logs and alerts services."

i have checked dependencies of this service, and all dependencies are started.
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A:Cannot Start Terminal Services/Use Remote Desktop (WXP)

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I have windows server 2003 running terminal services, and when I remote desktop to it - this is what happens

1st connect - everything's fine, runs smoothly
2nd conect - message "could not connect to remote computer, check connections..."
3rd connect - "the remote computer ended the connection"

Help me. I am going out of my mind. I have to restart the server everytime this happens.

I regularly need to connect to the server, and its very annoying.
Cheers
 

A:Windows Server 2003 - Remote Desktop/Terminal Services

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I have windows xp home edition on both of my computers, and they do have a remote desktop program, but ive found out that windows xp pro actually has a better version of it that will actually work. I cant get the windows xp home version of it to work. Is there anyone that knows of a free remote desktop program, or if someone would be able to send the windows xp pro version of the remote desktop program.

A:Free Remote Desktop Program, or how to get windows remote desktop to work

XP Home has "Remote Assistance", while XP Pro has both "Remote Desktop", as well as "Remote assistance". You can download from Microsoft, a Remote Desktop "add on" which will enable your computer to become the "client" but not the "server".

can you provide some details about what you've done to get "remote assistance " up and running?

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pretty well much as the title says, its one of my more favorite tweaks that confuse hackers because i have no need of lan, if i need to share files i use ftp... that said what i want to do it on is a 2k3 server where i need remote desktop access, i have a high suspicion that the answer is yes and well might not go for it or go for something like real vnc

but real vnc is from spyware origins and even though now days they have converted over to the light and now is widely used it still makes you wonder....
 

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OS: Win8 64bit (My desktop is Win8, my laptop is Win7. We're dealing with the desktop here.)
Where I am: university network, but these features seem to be working with my laptop.
Things I've checked: allowing services through Windows Firewall (Bonjour, WMC services, etc.)
Allowing remote services in System Properties
Many, many existing threads and non-solutions
How I'm feeling:

None of these features or applications work, and they're all supposed to function differently from one another (e.g. WMC doesn't use the Apple Bonjour service, so it isn't a program-specific problem). I just want to control my media system with my desktop
Is there some obscure service or file or setting that I'm missing that could prevent any remote applications?

A:Remote features not working -remote desktop, WMC, iTunes remote, etc.

Let's focus on "remote desktop". Can someone remotely access it from the internet?
If not: Can someone remotely access it from same LAN?

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Hi all,
I am trying to connect to a remote server but all I get is the error that the Remote Desktop Gateway is not available. I have tried accessing the same remote server from another PC (windows 8.1) and it is working.
I tried connecting to other remote server and get same error. I have not usde remote desktop before until now.
It seems only this particular laptop is having this problem.

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Can someone explain the difference between these 3 programs?

A:Remote desktop, Virtual Machine and Virtual Box

Hi Jason6161 Two of these words are closely related, while the other one isn't.Remote Desktop is often a reference to the "RDP" acronym, which means "Remote Desktop Protocol", a protocol used by Microsoft Windows systems to remotely connect to another Windows system (or even other OS now). There's a nice little article on Microsoft website about, I suggest you to give it a read. If there's something you don't understand in it, let me know and I'll explain it to you.Connect to another computer using Remote Desktop ConnectionA Virtual Machine is like the state name, a machine that doesn't exist physically, it only exists virtually inside a system. It's the emulation of a system inside another system. So you could for example have Windows 8.1 installed on your computer, but using a program, create a virtual machine running Windows XP in it. To put it simply, it's running an independant system (guest) inside a system (host). For more information, you can consult the Wikipedia article below.Virtual machineVirtualBox is a program developped and maintenant by Oracle that allows you to create virtual machines. It's what we call an "hypervisor". A program that allows you to create and manage virtual machines. For more information, you can consult their website and their Wikipedia article.VirtualBoxVirtualBox WikiSo to sum it up, you can use VirtualBox to create a virtual machine (or multiple VMs), and you use the "Remote Desktop" to connect remotely to another computer and access it. ... Read more

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Hello,

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,

I have a Virtual private server (VPS) and have connect to the internet using a VPN. This all works just fine but as soon as I open the VPN I obviously loose my remote destop connection. Does anyone know a way to setup windows with a VPS in such a way (multi ip maybe?) that I cann still connect with remote desktop when I use a VPN?

Thank you!

Rudolf
 

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Hi

I know there are other products out there, like vnc, ultravnc, teamviewer etc etc, but really nothing beats the sheer speed of remote desktop, it's like sitting in front of the actual computer. I also know about Remote Assistance built into Windows 7.

I would like to use remote desktop to do the following if possible.

1. I would like to know if there is a way, to not lock the host machine that you are connected to?, so the user can see what you are doing?.

2. Is there a way that Remote desktop can be used without logging off the logged in account?, or just use the logged in account?

I would like to use Remote Desktop for a remote helpdesk solution if possible. If anyone knows how to do this things I am asking it would be the people on this board.

A:Using Remote Desktop instead of Remote Assistance for remote helpdesk?

Might be possible to do it. I think you need some sort of security.

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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.

Cheers
 

A:Solved: Looking for a remote desktop solution

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Ive followed the instructions to a T, & cannot get a remote access connection to my computer using the "Microsoft remote desktop connection" app for iOS. Ive watched youtube videos and followed other directions only to no avail. When I signed up for internet & installed the modem/router(s), the first thing i did was alter my routers default wireless gateway from a 192.168.x.x to my own gateway for security reasons. I also changed the default web interface login credentials. So i am familiar with the web UI of routers & I have spent many hours looking up most of the options that can be configured in the web UI of the many routers I have used & I dont think it has to do with the web UI, I think its something that involves my PC settings. I have another remote desktop app that flawlessly connects to my PC & is extremely fluid in its access, but its a third party app on an inactive andriod device. I'd really like to use the "official" Microsoft remote desktop connection app on my active iOS device &, just as important, know & understand what is preventing access to my computer with this app. I also use the "mobile mouse" app as a remote mouse & keyboard for my computer & its on my active iOS device. So any help is much appreciated

A:remote desktop connect issue via MS remote desktop app

You have to be able to open the ports for RDP on your router/gateway, along with if you have a Dynamic IP that may change, have to use a Dynamic DNS option like OpenDNS. You would really be better off using Teamviewer.

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Is there anyway of getting Remote Desktop to work like other remote desktop programs where it doesn't require logging on as the users themselves but to use an admin account to login to the users current active sessions?
Kind regards,
RocknRollTim

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Hello,

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.

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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Hello,

I have a Windows 7 network set up and whenever I connect remotely to another computer and lock their input such as their keyboard and mouse, the remote user still has the ability to press ctrl alt del, which then allows them to use their keyboard and mouse. My question is, is it possible to disable the ctrl alt del functionality in Windows 7 so that that Blue security screen does not appear? I have tried lots of remote desktop controlling software which has the option to lock the remote computer input, but they still can press ctrl alt del and unlock their keyboard and mouse. How do I stop this? Thanks!

Best regards,

Jerry
 

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Control ends when remote user presses ctrl alt del

Let's try the Symantec Pc Anywhere.This a very Useful software for remote desktop sharing and file transfer and there is the locking feature...
 

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hello, i want to send files from my computer to the remote one but every time i try i open up windows explorer, click on my drive and it freezes up and goes to not responding, then it loads like 5 minutes later, and the process repeats every time i go to a folder, i am connecting to a windows server 2003 computer. can anyone tell me how i can transfer files faster or if there is another way than using windows explorer? thanks a lot!!
 

A:Problem Transferring Files from Local to Remote Computer in Remote Desktop

You are trying to do this over Remote Desktop?
I have used this with Windows 2000 Server and my XP computer. I would assume it will work with 2003 server.
http://www.analogx.com/CONTENTS/download/system/tsdc.htm
 

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The title says it all! Basically I have a comp running XP pro and I want to be able to work locally on one user account, with some kind of remote access server running on another XP user account so that the remote account and the local account can be used simultaniously. I know that this cannot be done with XP Pro remote desktop and could be by Windows Server 2003 remote desktop, but i need an alternate solution to make this happen.

Thanks!

-Jeff
 

A:Alternate Remote Desktop application for Simultanious Local/Remote Access

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We're using a Server 2008 r2 Terminal server environment.
I have one particular user (running windows 7 64bit) who's having an issue with a HP laserjet 400 M401 printer. She connects with her local printer set to follow her to the remote session but randomly through her session, programs like word or adobe reader
will pull up another random printer in our network instead of her local one.
For instance, today she pulled up a .pdf and it defaulted to one printer across the complex, then later within the same session she pulled up a Wordperfect document and it defaulted to a copier on the other side of the office.
She's the only person having this particular issue. So far my IT manager rebuilt her local profile (albeit sometime back) and I reinstalled drivers but I'm a bit stumped on which direction to take with this one.
I've ideated on it being an issue with USB cables, Printer memory, account data related, or maybe bandwidth?
Any help is appreciated.
-Eric

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Okay I have seen some machines where when you remote desktop into them from a single screen machine to a dual screen machine it will shuffle over all apps to the primary screen and you can keep working. I have seen others that will have dual screens and it will leave the app open on the toolbar but you can't get to it because it is on the 2nd screen and htings don't get shuffled over. Now I have a 3rd type of behavior and I need to figure out why PCs are not all behaving the same.

This new symptom is connecting into a Vista machine that has 2 screens. All the apps themseleves stay on the screen they were left on but the sidebar does squish to the First screen.

Some machines -
Dual screen app 1 on screen 1 and app 2 on screen 2
Remote desktop with single screen both apps show on screen 1.

Other machines -
Dual screen app 1 on screen 1 and app 2 on screen 2
Remote desktop with single screen show app on screen 1 and app 2 shows in toolbar but you have to close it and reopen it to get it on screen 1.

New symptom Vista machines -
Dual screen app 1 on screen 1 and app 2 on screen 2
Remote desktop with single screen show app on screen 1 and app 2 shows in toolbar but you have to close it and reopen it to get it on screen 1 but sidebar.exe shuffles to screen 1.

Ultimately I would like them all to behave like the top option but I don't know where you force this behavior.
 

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Hi all,

So, I have scoured every resource I could find to resolve this, and am just flat out stumped....hoping someone here can shed some light on my problem. Here is my situation:

* I have a SBS 2003 R2 Standard machine running (domain controller, exchange, etc)
* I have 7 XP SP2 clients that are part of the domain
* I have an ASA 5505 firewall running, with an ADSL modem connected to that for WAN access

My problem is related to RWW. From the internet (non-lan connection), I can connect without any issues to the RWW homepage (either as a domain user or an administrator). When I click on "connect to work computer", I am presented with a list of the domain PCs. However, once I click on any of them, I receive the following "VB Script: Remote Desktop Disconnected" error window:

"The client could not establish a connection to the remote computer. The most likely causes for this error are:

1) Remote connections might not be established at the remote computer
2) The max number of connections might be exceded at the remote computer
3) A network error might have occurred while establishing the connection
4) The Remote Web Workplace designated port might be blocked by a firewall
"

Here is what I have confirmed so far:
1) I have opened ports 3389 and 4125 on the ASA
2) I CAN remote desktop directly to the SBS itself (not using RWW)
3) I CAN access OWA via the internet
3) The client computer has been setup to allow remote connections, and I have adde... Read more

A:Remote Desktop Conection through Remote Web Workplace (RWW) stopped working

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I have two computers running Windows XP. Let's call them Acquiring and Processing.

Processing has SP3. Acquiring has SP2 and is behind a hardware firewall/router. (cannot upgrade to SP3 due to some software it has to run that will crap out if the computer is upgraded, hence the firewall.)

I configured the firewall/router to give Acquiring a specific address, and to open the port for remote desktop, and to forward anything coming in on that port to the Acquiring computer, which is the only device on that router in any case.

When I go to the Processing computer and try to Remote Desktop to the Acquiring computer, the login window comes up without a hitch. Once I type in the username and password and try to login, however, the desktop of the remote computer won't load. I get the little bar at the top of the screen with the computer name and the option to minimize or close, I can see and move the mouse, but the rest of the screen is completely black. Eventually I just end up closing the remote session (without logging off though, since I am not given that option)

Over on the Acquiring computer, the screen hasn't been locked as per usual. I can still see the desktop, but the computer is frozen. I have no mouse, and I can't even get the keyboard to toggle the lights for numlock and capslock. I then have to do a hard reboot of the Acquiring computer to get it un-frozen.

Can anyone help me try and figure out why this connection isn't working, and what I ... Read more

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I have a home network of 4 Win 7 computers which I leave running when I'm away from home to provide data to my website, among other things. In the past, I've been using Remote Desktop to access my home computers. It works very well, but it's always a challenge getting everything set up to work right before I go. I was wondering if others who have used Remote Desktop as well as other means of remote access would care to share their experience and express a preference, if any.

Thanks.

A:Care to recommend a remote access method beside Remote Desktop?

Everyone seems to like > TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings

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I have two systems, "desktop" and "laptop", peer-to-peer networked on my home LAN both running Vista Ultimate SP1. I routinely use Remote Desktop from desktop to laptop. I am accustomed to simply closing the RDP window on desktop (and perhaps reopening it one or more times) and then if I want to use laptop directly, logging back into it from the Windows login window.

Recently (I apologize, but I can't be more specific) I find that (1) I cannot log back into a session after I have closed the RDP window on desktop, (2) I cannot log back into laptop from its logon window. I also find logging out of the RDP session rather than merely closing the window makes no difference. In either case, when I look at the logon window on laptop I see the message saying a remote user is logged in, and if I try to log in anyway, it hangs indefinitely at the "Welcome" window and must be restarted.

I cannot identify any software change to this system that might be responsible. In fact with the exception of Windows Updates I don't think there have been any. The system is a Dell Latitude D830 and all its drivers are the most current.
 

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I haI have been accessing one of my windows 7 remotely using RDC. For some reasons  I can’t access it any more with this message:  
"Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference
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A:Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference between your computer and the remote computer

Ours was a DNS issue.  Someone put an entry in the wrong firewall.
 

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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.

BS

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Hi. I just viewed Kari Finn's clearly explained Remote Desktop Connection on Win10 and how to connect to remote computer, thank you for that. Good job! In my case though, I use Win XP Home edition. Do I have to have Win XP Pro edition to connect on RDC to Win 10 host using Hyper-V virtual creation?
Also, if that is the case, how can I reboot my remote computer XP OS and get onto the Start Up Menu page? The keyboard command is released to my Win 10 host computer on start up and I don't have access to keyboard commands (such as F8) until Win XP has been fully booted up. How do I access that Start Up menu page otherwise?
This would be helpful for me to know. Thanks.

A:Remote Desktop Connection Explained - Question remote XP?

Hi Hibs, welcome to the Ten Forums.

You simply cannot use Windows XP Home as remote host, meaning you cannot connect to it using the Remote Desktop Connection. There are some hacks around the Internet but I very strongly advice against them.

(From Remote Desktop: frequently asked questions)
A workaround, in case you have or can find a valid Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate license is to install Windows 7 on a Hyper-V virtual machine, then install Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode on that virtual machine. Works perfectly giving you Windows XP Pro SP3.

If the mouse and keyboard are released by the Windows XP vm back to host, you simply need to bring the pointer on the vm and click to get them back to vm. The F8 keyboard shortcut when booting XP up works then totally normally bringing up the advanced options boot menu:


To release the mouse and keyboard back to host, press CTRL + ALT + LEFT ARROW.

Kari

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My dad is in his 90's and very computer illiterate. He's had a computer for a few years that he uses for email and web browsing.

In the past, when he runs into problems or has a question, I've been able to connect to his machine using Remote Desktop Connection.

I just bought him a Dell computer with WinXP (Home edition) for Christmas, and I'm unable to install Remote Desktop Connection on it, because it tells me that Remote Assistance is already installed. Thing is, I don't WANT to use remote assistance. It's an extraordinarily complicated process for a guy pushing a century old. With Remote Desktop Connection, he just turns his machine on and I can connect.

I've looked everywhere, but I can't figure out how to uninstall Remote Assistance.

Does anyone know how to do that, or is there a way that I can install Remote Desktop while Remote Assistance is there?

Thanks for any help you can give.

A:Toss remote assist - install remote desktop?

Correct me if i am wrong anyone... i am only learning about things like this myself

As i understand remote desktop connection is only the client side package which when installed would allow your dad to connect to your PC and not you connect to your dads, so the package would not be any use to you anyway, you need your dads PC to act as a server not a client.

Also as i understand, remote desktop server software comes as an Windows XP Professional version feature only ... which version of windows does your dad have ? if it is the Home Edition then im not sure if you can get this to work the way you want, you might have to look at third party software solutions, from the top of my head a program like VNC server would do it which i have only used briefly in the past. http://www.realvnc.com/what.html << think this is the website

Hope this has helped.

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Hi,

I've searched the internet and I can't find a solution. I've long been using Windows 7 and never had any problems with Remote Desktop from outside my network however I don't use it frequently so it is several months since I last used it.

When I right click on Computer -> Properties and Remote Settings

The lower part of the screen where you specify your remote desktop settings is missing. The issues that I've seen regarding this have two solutions typically.

1) The TermService is not running. It is my case.
2) That the DWord value should be set to 0 in the registry for tfDenyTSConnections

I have attached a screenshot confirming all this.

Anybody any advice as to what to try next?

A:Remote Desktop Missing In Remote Settings Screen

what version of windows 7 do you run?

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OS: Win8 64bit (My desktop is Win8, my laptop is Win7. We're dealing with the desktop here.)
Where I am: university network, but these features seem to be working with my laptop.
Things I've checked: allowing services through Windows Firewall (Bonjour, WMC services, etc.)
Allowing remote services in System Properties
Many, many existing threads and non-solutions
How I'm feeling:
None of these features or applications work, and they're all supposed to function differently from one another (e.g. WMC doesn't use the Apple Bonjour service, so it isn't a program-specific problem). I just want to control my media system with my desktop
Is there some obscure service or file or setting that I'm missing that could prevent any remote applications from working?

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This morning, I heard a nationally syndicated computer expert state that some Chinese hackers were "getting into" Windows based computers through "Remote Access/Remote Desktop" even if the service is turned off. According to the guru, "They will turn it on for you."
Being very concrete, as well as, somewhat dull concerning computers, I find this hard to believe. Could someone, in layman's terms, tell me the circumstances needed that would allow a hacker to take control of someone's system when a necessary service is turned off ??

A:Infection Of Windows Through Remote Access/Remote Desktop

Easy to do and best NOT described here.

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So, I had remote desktop working on my computer for about two years and now it doesn't work anymore. Every time I try to access it from another computer (I don't have and don't know how to get a domain name, so I just use my IP address, which I get from whatismyip.com), I get an error message saying I cannot connect to the remote computer.

As far as I know, I have done everything right. I enabled remote desktop in system properties, I created a static IP address in TCP/IP properties, and I configured my router to forward the default port (3389) to the correct local IP address I specified. I have disabled windows firewall and put mstsc on my list of exceptions for the firewall that I use (BitDefender). I also pinged my IP address and received all packets sent.

I am running windows xp professional with sp3.

Any suggestions?

A:remote desktop problem: cannot connect to remote computer

try using the computer name to connect right click on the my computer icon and select properties and then the computer name use the full computer name. while your in there check the remote tab make sure the allow user to connect remotely to this computer is checked. on both pc's. also make sure both machines have xp pro i know you can only go one way between pro and home edition can't remember which.

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February 16, 2010

My problem is this:

I can't run remote desktop connection in my current situation. I'm at home and I'd like to be able to do this.

I have a laptop that's fairly new. It's an HP Pavilion dv6 with an AMD Turioin II P520 dual-core processor that's 2.30 Ghz and it's running Windows 7 Home Premium, the 64-bit version.

I have two computers I'd like to control using my laptop: A Gateway GT5692 running an AMD Phenom 8450 Triple-Core Processor 2.10 GHz that's got the 64-bit version of Windows Vista Home Premium and a HP SR501P with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor 4200+ 2.20 GHz running the 32-bit version of Windows Vista Home Basic.

All are tied to a router. The laptop runs wireless and the two desktops have a wired lan. All connect to the internet through the router tied to a DSL modem.

I can control the computers using Windows Remote Assistance but not with Windows Remote Desktop connection. What's up with that? http://b.tsgstatic.com/smilies/frown.gif

And when I bring up system properties on my laptop, it has the “Remote Assistance” dialog but not the dialog for “Remote Desktop”. I viewed this on another computer with a video titled “Accessing another computer with Remote Desktop Connection”. On that video, it has the dialog for “Remote Desktop” viewable 50 seconds from the front of the video. I've noticed that this computer's system is “Windows 7 Ultimate” while I'm stuck ... Read more

A:Remote Assistance Works But Not Remote Desktop Connection

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We have several remote systems that can all connect fine. I am having an issue with one box. It is a windows 7 home premium machine with netgear wireless nic. When I open mstsc to connect to a remote machine I put in the ip address and click on connect. I receive an immediate failure with the text "This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again...blah blah"

I have a server 2008 r2 with Network level authentication enabled. I have 8 other systems that are hardwired, at different geographic locations and all connect fine.

I have not made any changes on the server side since this problem seems to be local to this client only.

On the client I have made the following changes/observations. I have disabled the firewall, cleared the remote desktop cache, remove the MRU entries from the registry, verified that port 3389 is open via telnet. I have been bashing my head for days trying to figure out why this one box is not working. The problem occurs for every user on the box including the admin.

I don't receive the box that prompts for warning if there is a server authentication issue but I think that is because I selected ignore at some point and said yes to continue. I'm not sure where that cache resides to delete that selection. I'm not sure if that is where my problem lies or not. Can anyone please assist?

A:Remote Desktop Client 6.1 Cannot connect to remote computer

Welcome to SF,

From the Remote computer please try this, if unsuccessful please post back.
Click on Start and type secpol.msc. Then go to Local Security Policy=> Local Policies=> User Rights Assigment=> Choose Allow Log on Locally and select the User or Group that needs to access this computer remotely. Also select Allow Logon to Remote Desktop Services (if you have RDS or Terminal Services configured in your Win08 Server). Try to remote connect after.

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I am using windows 7 - home premium

If I connect to a remote computer using RDP, I can all the features of remote computer. Likewise if someone connects to my computer from a remote computer using RDP, he has access to all programs on my computer. This person can assist me with any help I need by connecting remotely using RDP.

Same assistance can be provided using Remote Assistance, then whats the need of Remote Assistance when RDP provides required functionality ? What different does Remote Asistance do from RDP ?

Pls reply here rather than pointing to link.

Thanks

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Remote Desktop Connection wants the IP or name of the remote computer to connect to. But suppose the remote computer is behind a router. The router has one WAN IP, say 192.45.63.98, which will be the same for all the computers connected off of that router, (when you google "my ip" from any of them) and then each computer connected off of the router will have a LAN IP, something like 10.0.0.6. So if I want to help the person connected to the 10.0.0.6 computer (and not the person connected at 10.0.0.9) off of this router what do I tell Remote Desktop Connection at my computer to reach them?

Thanks.

A:Identifying remote computer for Remote Desktop Connection

I would use teanviewer its a lot simpler to setup

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I am running a wireless Network with D-Link 714P+ Router. My PC is wired to the Router, with 2 other computers running wireless. I am running XP Pro.

When accessing my PC (or at least attempting to) from a remote Computer using Remote Desktop, I think I have to add something after the IP Address when typing in the Computer Name/IP Address. I have RD working successfully within my Network. Can someone clarify what I need to do here to access my PC through the Internet then Network

(Even though I have got this far with setting up my network, please go easy on me with the computer lingo)
 

A:Solved: How do I access my PC in a network using Remote Desktop from remote PC

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Hello!
These are two computers connected via the Internet (not a home network)
1 - Vista Home Premium
2 -XP Pro

* Trying to use the built-in Remote Assistance software installed on 2 computers:
I can control in Windows Vista through the xp but not vice versa ...
The problem is known?
There is a solution to the problem?

** Trying to use Remote Desktop Connection software (not installed
In Windows Vista?), I can control the xp through in Windows Vista but not vice versa ...
The problem is known?
There is a solution to the problem?

A:Remote Assistance\Remote Desktop Connection

Error message about Remote Assistance:
Here is a screenshot of an attempt to control the XP computer through Vista. The error appear Before I'm concerned / clicks something. If I approve the message OK -> Software shuts down...
- Can anything be done?

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If it can't be done, what are the alternatives? Thank you.

Edit: I just read how to shutdown with Remote Desktop and I'm going to try that out. So, the only remaining questions are how can I remotely turn on a workstation on a lan? Can I do it at a pre-determined time? What about remotely shutting down the PC at a pre-determinded time? Thanks.

A:Is remote shutdown and turn on possible using W7's Remote Desktop?

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

If predetermined times will work for you, then just use task scheduler.
Task Scheduler - Create New Task

:-)

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Hello All

I have a windows server 2008 and I want to install Remote Access/VPN role on it. Unfortunately there is confilict between Remote Desktop and VPN Server role in Windows Server and when enable VPN Server role, Remote Desktop is disabled and vice versa unless you have 2 NICs and enable each on separate NIC.

Do you know a way to keep both enabled and functional on the same NIC.

Any help is appreciated.
 

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Is there any way for me to map a drive from my home computer running Remote Desktop to my work computer? I noticed that when I go into Map Network Drive and click Browse, Microsoft Windows Terminal Services appears in the list, but nothing shows up (even though I'm connected to my home computer at the time which has shared drives on it.)

Any ideas??
 

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After installing an update for QuickBooks it needed to restart the computer. After doing so I could no longer connect to this computer via remote desktop. This computer is a workstation in an Active Directory domain. Remote Desktop Access is controlled by
Group Policy. All other Windows computers in this domain can be accessed via Remote Desktop. This computer can also remote desktop to these other computers. On the settings, Remote Desktop is set to "Allow connections from computers running any version
of Remote Desktop." I've verified the Remote Desktop port is enabled in the firewall. I've taken down the firewall completely. I powered off and back on the computer several times. I've run 'gpupdate /Force'. This computer can access the network, including
shared drives, can access the Internet and can Remote Desktop to other computers. This computer can ping other computers, but other computers cannot ping it. Other computers can no longer mount this computer's shared drive. In case there was some update-culprit
lurking that didn't take effect until I restarted, I rebooted other workstations in the office to see if the same thing would happen. It didn't. Only this computer.
I've spent hours on this and search for all kinds of solutions. I've out of ideas. Anybody?

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I've recently installed wireless at home and run 2 pc's on it, accessing the web via Comcast broadband. All works well when accessing my office PC via XP's 'Remote access web connection'. I can transfer files between office & home and print to machines that are configured on the host (office) to LPT & COM ports.
Last week I replaced my ageing Epson C80 home printer with a new HP Deskjet 5850 wireless printer. It works great and I can print from my 2 home pc's via wireless.
What I can't figure out is how to configure it on my office host pc so that it can see it via RAWC. I've tried adding a port with the printers IP Address but that doesn't work. Have also tried HP's web sights as well as Wxp's but I guess the wireless printer is too new. Any ideas anyone ?
 

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Hi - I'm a PC & Vista rookie & having a network issue I'm hoping to find some help with. I'm running Vista Home Premium 64 bit on a new HP pavilion laptop. I'm trying to log into my work system remotely. The error I'm getting is "This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Remote desktop cannot find the remote computer. Type the computer name or IP address again, and then try connecting" I've tried the help desk at work, they say they know there has been issues with people loggin in with Vista, but its been resolved. But they have not actually been able to help me log in. They are running Windows NT.

Thanks for any help,
Mike

A:Remote desktop can not find remote computer

Your work machine is almost certainly behind some sort of firewall or router which makes direct access to it from the internet impossible. At least, that's how it _should_ be protected!

I assume that you've got to log on to a work VPN server first? Is that successful and are you able to access other resources on the work network such as file servers?

What OS is the target (work) machine you're trying to access? It may not have remote desktop functionality enabled.

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