Quote: Originally Posted by TheColdOne
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I mean, since programs like Maxivista (which is EXPENSIVE for what it does) can do it over the network, I thought there would be some form of remote controller within Windows 7 for other Windows 7 computers within the network and were connected via homegroup (but maybe would require a password or something).
Actually, I clarified the answer because if someone asks if it is possible to do something like that, it should be explained further why it cannot be done.
Secondly, you are referring to a program, not what the person is trying to do with a cable that is currently physically impossible to do.
Microsoft provided software in the Operating System is not going to do what you are suggesting either. The only thing Windows has provided so far is Remote Desktop Connection which will allow you to connect to a remote computer, or Remote Assistance to share screens with another or friend. At best, the Remote Desktop Connection that Windows 7 has will provide 'multi-monitor' support with Windows 7 or 2008 based systems, IE: If you have a multiple displays on your computer, you can connect to another Windows 7 computer or 2008 machine and make use of your multiple monitor setup with that computer, but that is about it.
Only third party programs, such as the one you mention, where coders put in a lot of effort to do something of that nature, and will charge a fair amount of money for, will provide that solution. In this case, this is one of those 'rarely done' type configurations and never considered by other groups.