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Windows 7: Remote Desktop Question

18 Jan 2011   #1
Darkshadow33

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit, XP, 95, 98, 2000, Vista 32/64 Bit, Mobile 6
 
 
Remote Desktop Question

So I'm new to this forum, and I've searched for a thread, and the results come up with more than 12+ pages, I didn't want to sit around and search for a quick answer, in a time of around 2 hours. That's why I just started a new thread. Here's the question.

I'm trying to figure out how to setup the Remote Desktop Protocol, so I can connect my Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit machine to my laptop which runs Windows Home 32 Bit.

By the way, I can connect my laptop to my Windows 7 machine through Remote Desktop, but the other way around is my question.

How do I go about doing this?


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18 Jan 2011   #2
DocBrown

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

Here is my favorite way of remote connection Works 99.9% of the time

TeamViewer
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18 Jan 2011   #3
Darkshadow33

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit, XP, 95, 98, 2000, Vista 32/64 Bit, Mobile 6
 
 

I'll check into it Doc, thank you, but is their anyway of just using Remote Desktop?
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18 Jan 2011   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you want to connect to the desktop, it will work. But you cannot RDP into a Home Premium machine.
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18 Jan 2011   #5
Holy Moses

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Didnt realize you couldn't RDP into a Home Premium machine for a while and when i found that out I decided to do what Doc Brown is suggesting here.

I tried doing the Remote desktop via Windows, and got it working from my Vista Home Premium machine into my Win 7 Professional laptop, but I needed the other direction, and Windows RDP was sluggish and akward.

I installed TeamViewer in all my PC's in the network, now I can RDP instantly to anyone of them from my command center bedroom.

I have even been able to RDP to friends across town or even my parents house 1000 km away to set up their PC for PS3 Media Server or fix it if they come across problems. That is sluggish a bit, but I just adjust the quality settings for performance vs looks.

I too prefer doing things with stock OS features, but when it comes to RDP, VPN or conferencing TeamViewer seems to me to be the best solution.

Just my opinion.
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