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Windows 7: Log in to a user account from another computer on the network


04 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and windows xp pro 32 bit and windows 98 SE
 
 
Log in to a user account from another computer on the network

Hi

Dose any know my sister can login to her users account on my laptop (Windows 7) on another laptop in the house (Windows XP) while i am logged in to my laptop. at the moment i use a shared folder on my laptop and network to the other as a network drive.
I don't relay want to have to use 3rd party software.

any one with any ideas please do let me know
thank you


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04 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You can use remote desktop for that but connecting to the other machine will log out the User when you log in. You also need to have a password set up on both machines, but there is a way around that using the GPO.

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network
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12 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and windows xp pro 32 bit and windows 98 SE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You can use remote desktop for that but connecting to the other machine will log out the User when you log in. You also need to have a password set up on both machines, but there is a way around that using the GPO.

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network
i can not remote desktop because i need to use the comptuer at the same time
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12 Oct 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

You can always use a program called Teamviewer. It needs to be installed on both computers. You will need the user id and password that is shown on the other computer when you open up Teamviewer. It's also free. I use it often to help people fix their computers and show them how to do things.

TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings
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12 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and windows xp pro 32 bit and windows 98 SE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
You can always use a program called Teamviewer. It needs to be installed on both computers. You will need the user id and password that is shown on the other computer when you open up Teamviewer. It's also free. I use it often to help people fix their computers and show them how to do things.

TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings
it needs to be so i can do one thing on my computer while my sisters can access her file on my laptop on another
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12 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philip95 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
You can always use a program called Teamviewer. It needs to be installed on both computers. You will need the user id and password that is shown on the other computer when you open up Teamviewer. It's also free. I use it often to help people fix their computers and show them how to do things.

TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings
it needs to be so i can do one thing on my computer while my sisters can access her file on my laptop on another
If you don't want to use any third party software then RDC is your ONLY option.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and windows xp pro 32 bit and windows 98 SE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philip95 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
You can always use a program called Teamviewer. It needs to be installed on both computers. You will need the user id and password that is shown on the other computer when you open up Teamviewer. It's also free. I use it often to help people fix their computers and show them how to do things.

TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings
it needs to be so i can do one thing on my computer while my sisters can access her file on my laptop on another
If you don't want to use any third party software then RDC is your ONLY option.
i can RDC becuse 2 people need to access to the comptuer at the same
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15 Oct 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Are you only wanting to pull files off of the computer and not take control of the desktop?
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16 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and windows xp pro 32 bit and windows 98 SE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
Are you only wanting to pull files off of the computer and not take control of the desktop?

only want the flies on the other comptuer
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16 Oct 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philip95 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
Are you only wanting to pull files off of the computer and not take control of the desktop?

only want the flies on the other comptuer
There is a setting with Teamviewer that you can do that or you can just use Home Sharing if both computers have Windows 7.
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