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#1 chugg

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:42 PM

I really need to get remote desktop setup so that no matter where I go I can tap into my office computer. I asked this question before and got nowhere so I gave up. But now its very important i figure this out. . If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help. Please keep in my that I have comodo on both computers in case this effects anything.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:57 PM

Hi Chugg, unless some changes have been made by M$, one can only set up a Remote Desktop Web Connection with Windows XP Professional.
I see in your HJT logs that you are using XP Home. So, you would have to upgrade.

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:04 AM

i dont mind if i can only use my laptop instead of any location but I dont want to upgrade to pro. There has to be another way isnt there?

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:06 AM

Well if the computer you are connecting to is running XP Pro or Vista (except Home Basic\Home Premium) then you can follow the following guides to enable Windows Remote Desktop Connection:
Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista

Or you can use a free remote desktop service like LogMeIn

Hope that helps! :thumbsup:

Edited by Tomo2, 11 February 2008 - 12:07 AM.

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:08 AM

No I only have windows xp home. This means I cant get a remote desktop even from my laptop?

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:09 AM

i dont feel like buying professional for that 1 feature. Is there any other way?

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:20 AM

well there are 3rd party programs like LogMeIn that you can access anywhere through your browser?. Haven't tried any programs of the kind myself, just a suggestion. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 03:40 PM

thanks tmo2. Does anyone else have any advice on these 3rd party programs?

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 10:23 PM

Terminal service is included in Windows servers.
It runs on XP-home and works nicely once you're connected to work (VPN?) or some similar place and have rights there. I presume you'll need to tell Comodo to permit your computer to accept connections, but I can't tell you details since it all depends on your setup as well as that at work. Some ports may need to be opened and your work IP addresses. Give it a try, it works as you can see here http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/8245/remotetoworkex8.png One of the references Tomo2 gave you shows how to set up work computer. You'll have to tell Comodo there to accept connetions from your computer, and NO other, unless you want to be hacked :thumbsup: The screen picture is of a connection via VPN to work computers which run under a domain. But the second reference KoanYorel gave above
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/m...eintro.mspx#EQG
shows it all with/without VPN, domain etc but they do seem to limit it to XP-pro.

Anyway, here you go -

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServe...baacae1033.mspx

Mstsc.exe: Remote Desktop Connection
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This tool is included in all Windows Server 2003 operating systems and in all Windows XP operating systems.



Another is MS download specific to XP-pro. You have nothing to lose but try (I have not)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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Edited by tos226, 11 February 2008 - 11:14 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2008 - 10:51 PM

Well a few of my friends use PCanyware so I was going to recommend it until I saw the price http://www.symantec.com/norton/products/ov...amp;pvid=pca121
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:01 PM

We were typing at the same time :thumbsup:

Holy smoke, two hundred bucks!!!! years ago it was free (or so I think). It too is a good solution but sure isn't free like the M$ stuff.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 05:50 PM

I recommend LogMe in it's free , and smooth and fast.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:47 AM

I like Logmein also, however you are using a third party so there are security questions. There is another free option called VNC. This is an open source program that is very similar to Remote Desktop, you set up one computer as a the server and then there is a small client application used to access the host computer just like Rempote Desktop. The price is right so if you don't like Logmein for some reason you could try it.

http://www.realvnc.com/

Edited by enos, 13 February 2008 - 08:48 AM.





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