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Remote with XP Home

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Mitzs, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Mitzs
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    I know, I know, you guys already told me this could not be done with this OS. However, MS says it can and it even provides the software package on the CD. You just have to install it. :) Just thought this might come in handy for someone down the road including me.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdclientdl.mspx
     
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  2. Stoney

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    Hey Mitzs,

    You can install the remote desktop client on an XP home machine to give you a remote access to other computers, but I don't think you can remotely access an XP home machine using the remote desktop software.

    You could probably do it with VNC or something similar. 8)
     
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  3. Sparky
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    Yup, make sure you switch off or open the ports in windows firewall though. :biggrin
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    Hey, Mitzs, where in that link does MS say it can work?

     
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  5. Boycie
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    Mitz,

    I think I have been down this road, and it it didn't work.

    Take a look at Log me in. :D
     
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    Where does it say it won't mike? Why would they put it on the xp home cd if it wouldn't work on it? :blink
     
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    That was not my point... the link says that it works on Windows 95, Windows 98 and 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows 2000. Considering XP was out when that article was written, if it worked on XP Home, they'd have mentioned it.

    Hey, if you can get it to work, more power to you... install it and find out.
     
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    Its the client install,I have installed it on a few 2k PCs over the years so I could remote desktop onto servers. You can install it on a Windows XP home machine if needed.


     
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    I think the confusion lies where remote desktop can be used. The idea of the app on the disc is to allow a XP Home machine to remote desktop to a Professional machine - not the other way around.

    Simon
     
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    So if push comes to shoves I could set up a server on a spare hdd on the desktop which has xp pro on it, and remote to it from the lappy right? Dreamweaver is starting to give me a headache or I'm just jumping in to things way to soon. I'm not trying to be hardheaded about this. But I can not wrap my brain around why they would allow something to work on windows me when it could not even get along with itself but not xp home.
     
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  12. The_Geek

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    RDP only works when connecting TO an XP, Server 2003 and Vista machines (maybe Server 2008, haven't looked into mine yet).

    Mitzs, your only options are VNC, Log Me In or any other freebie out there.
     
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  13. Mitzs
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    Ok, thanks everyone. Appreciate all the links and input. :)
     
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  14. popeye67

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    google tightvnc. stable small and above all £0.

    and to summarize :

    rdp client can be installed on well anything really , but in short
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    xp home >>>>> xp pro >>>>> works
    xp pro >>>>> xp home >>>>> doesn't
     

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