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Windows 7: Remote Desktop from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows XP


01 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Remote Desktop from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows XP

Is it possible?

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01 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I'm doing it from my Windows 7 Home Premium x64 to XP Pro. What sucks is when I replace the XP box with Windows 7 I'll have to put Professional on it to keep doing it. That or go third party with something like VNC. As mentioned you can't remote into Home Premium.
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01 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

But, its not XP Pro.

Its standard XP SP2. I am on my Windows 7 Home Premium and want to connect to me desktop which runs Windows XP SP2.

Possible?
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01 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

On the XP PC, right click the My Computer Icon, select properties, and go to the Remote tab. Now look and see if there is a Remote Desktop section. If there is, put a check mark in the box and give it a try.
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01 May 2011   #5

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
You can RDP to XP Pro (or W2K3 server) or even W2K if you want from ANY Windows edition.

What is an irritant that you CANNOT RDP TO a Windows 7 box unless its Windows 7 Pro or higher.

I'm running a Virtual W2K3 server -- no prob accessing it from the Internet via RDP from a Windows 7 client --even over the Internet in a different country.

Just ensure the remote machine allows remote access and port 3389 is open if you are accessing your remote from the internet. You'll need to port forward port 3389 via the settings on your router to the actual IP address on your local LAN of the machine you want to connect to ---ensure the firewall allows it too.

Cheers
jimbo


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01 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
You can RDP to XP Pro (or W2K3 server) or even W2K if you want from ANY Windows edition.

What is an irritant that you CANNOT RDP TO a Windows 7 box unless its Windows 7 Pro or higher.

I'm running a Virtual W2K3 server -- no prob accessing it from the Internet via RDP from a Windows 7 client --even over the Internet in a different country.

Just ensure the remote machine allows remote access and port 3389 is open if you are accessing your remote from the internet. You'll need to port forward port 3389 via the settings on your router to the actual IP address on your local LAN of the machine you want to connect to ---ensure the firewall allows it too.

Cheers
jimbo
NOT Windows XP Pro!!!!!
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01 May 2011   #7

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

You could have them connected within a few minutes with TeamViewer

TeamViewer
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02 May 2011   #8

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
You could have them connected within a few minutes with TeamViewer

TeamViewer

Hi there
This teamviewer option ALWAYS crops up but remember some people are in workplaces where this is NOT a feasable option -- site blocked / port not open etc etc.

While its a good solution for a lot of people using their OWN computers this type of solution isn't available to a lot of people using computers (whether laptops or fixed workstations) provided by their work.


BTW the tip for opening up XP Home to allow RDP is a good one.

I still think Windows 7 should allow ANY edition to be able to access it via RDP -- 100% connectivity is more and more important and with tablets and smart phones eating away at the traditional PC market it seeems to me MS has missed the boat here.

Cheers
jimbo
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