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Windows 7: Remote Desktop Connection - Which version


29 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7/Vista/Ubuntu
 
 
Remote Desktop Connection - Which version

I have a vista home premium laptop and I just built a Windows 7 RC desktop. Having previously tried to remote desktop connect into another home premium, I discovered you need either Business or Ultimate edition on the computer you're connecting to. When connecting my home premium vista comp to a Windows 7 computer, which edition of Windows 7 will I need? Thanks guys!

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29 Jun 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Wha?? Home premium doesn't have remote desktop? Wow, that stinks.. I didn't know that.

Maybe time to look for an alternate solution. Something like UltraVNC perhaps.
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29 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7/Vista/Ubuntu
 
 
never mind

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Wha?? Home premium doesn't have remote desktop? Wow, that stinks.. I didn't know that.

Maybe time to look for an alternate solution. Something like UltraVNC perhaps.
Home Premium doesn't host.

According to this: Compare Windows 7 Editions Professional and Ultimate will be able to remote desktop host.
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29 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

If a certain version of windows doesn't have the remote dekstop, there is a cool free for personal use program that I use, its called teamviewer, tho it does need to be installed on both computers. You can setup premanent partners, so that when you wanna access that computer remotely it will allow it whether someone is at the other pc or not.
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30 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 7100 x64
 
 

One extra thing to be aware of; windows 7 has RDP 7 (as opposed to the 6.1 in vista) which drastically improves performance; when I was testing RDP 7 to 7 the other day, I was able to watch the bbc iplayer (flash video tv) at native speed in a normal window. There was only a slight stutter when playing fullscreen, which is a major improvement.

I don't know if the RDP 7 client will be backported to vista, but hopefully it will be; 6.1 was backported to XP, as part of SP3 I believe. But if you need high performance over RDP, you may want windows 7 on your client as well as 7 professional or ultimate to host it.

Note, it is possible to hack about with vista home premium, adding a .dll and some registry changes, allowing it to act as an RDP host, but it is a bit of a messy solution! We don't know if or how long it'll take to port the hack to 7.
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30 Jun 2009   #6

vista
 
 

Real VNC is free for home use and retail for the enterprise
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