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Windows 7: Any way to host a RDC from starter?


13 Oct 2010   #1

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 
Any way to host a RDC from starter?

I have a netbook that I keep at home, and it has windows 7 starter.. Is there any way to force it to act as a host for remote desktop connection?


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13 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You would have to use something else like VNC if you wanted to be the server that you are connecting to.
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13 Oct 2010   #3

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

Well, I want to do this to get past some sites blocked by my school. I would rather not leave my desktop on all day, thats why I want to use my laptop for it. Less power used and less noise ect..

What i VNC?
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13 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wkw427 View Post
Well, I want to do this to get past some sites blocked by my school. I would rather not leave my desktop on all day, thats why I want to use my laptop for it. Less power used and less noise ect..

What i VNC?
It's unlikely that if your school is blocking certain sites, that they aren't also blocking outbound RDP (TCP 3389).

I'm not going to provide information and help to circumvent policies at your school. Perhaps if it's blocked, it's for a reason and you should be doing something else with your time. Or, perhaps you can suggest that some of your sites be allowed and provide valid reasons for it's need. Often times, sites are not blocked intentionally, but rather under a whole category and the IT staff will review requests on an as needed basis. I work in IT and that's the way we do it. Some sites are blocked and don't need to be...but since it comes from a giant list that we subscribe to...sometimes it's a bit on the over zealous side.
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13 Oct 2010   #5

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You coul set up TeamViewer on the Laptop at home with a permanent password.

TeamViewer
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13 Oct 2010   #6

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

The teamviewer application looks proposing, but the thing is I can't install any programs on the client computer. The client already has RDC...
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13 Oct 2010   #7

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wkw427 View Post
The teamviewer application looks proposing, but the thing is I can't install any programs on the client computer. The client already has RDC...



That's the tough part then, Laptop with Starter just won't cut it.
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13 Oct 2010   #8

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

Well, if those programs can be run from a flash drive, that would be fine, but installing programs is what is blocked
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