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 Post subject: Windows 7 home premium and remote desktop
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:59 pm 
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can someone please clarify for me weather or not i can use my home computer (running windows 7 home premium) to connect to my work computer (running windows xp home edition) i did some web searches and some sites tell me that i can only actually gain access to any computer with Win 7 Pro or above


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 home premium and remote desktop
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:39 pm 
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Remote Desktop *Client* (local system) software is available for any edition of Windows 95 or later (it is included with XP and later) as well as OS X, Linux and even smartphones. However only non-"Home" editions of Windows XP or greater, along with Windows Server OS (including Home Server) include the Remote Desktop *Server* (remote system) software.

Since the remote system you wish to access is running XP Home, it cannot serve as a Remote Desktop Server. In fact you also can't go the other way (access your home system from work) since your home system is also running a "Home" version of Windows 7. The Remote Desktop Server capability is one of the primary reasons I only recommend Windows "Professional" (or better) editions.

As an alternative to Remote Desktop for unattended remote access you could use the *free* versions of TeamViewer or LogMeIn. Let me know which one you end up choosing (and why) as well as how it works out for you in the end. Scott.


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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:52 am 
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while both seem to offer what i need there both just a tad out of my price range would be much cheaper for me to just upgrade both Pc's to a professional OS


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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:16 am 
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...there both just a tad out of my price range

Apparently you missed the "free" part. <g>
Scott wrote:
As an alternative to Remote Desktop for unattended remote access you could use the *free* versions of TeamViewer or LogMeIn.

Let me know which one you end up choosing (and why) as well as how it works out for you in the end. Scott.


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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:05 pm 
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my apologies i thought you were referring to free as in a "trail version" for x amount of days i will try out these free versions and get back to you when i decide


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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:44 pm 
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i decided to incorporate both free versions the one thing i like about team viewer is that its quick and easy the con is that someone has to be home to give me the password to remote onto the desktop...as with log me in once the software is installed on the computer you want to log into it just has to be on with no session password required..thanks for all your help Scott


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...the one thing i like about team viewer is that its quick and easy the con is that someone has to be home to give me the password to remote onto the desktop...

That is incorrect, both TeamViewer and LogMeIn support full unattended access. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 home premium and remote desktop
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:17 pm 
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I see well i guess i need to dig a little deeper into the setting for teamviewer


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