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Windows 7: Remote Desktop app to use in LAN without internet?

02 Oct 2013   #1
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Remote Desktop app to use in LAN without internet?

Hi, can you recommend a remote desktop software to use in a LAN without internet? I've read about TeamViewer, but Windows also has a built in remote app although I'm not sure if it's more limited in its features.


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02 Oct 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Why not use the native Remote Desktop Connection?

If not that, then UltraVNC.
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02 Oct 2013   #3
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks username, yes, I was mentioning the native Windows remote, but as I said, maybe it has less features than these 3rd party ones.
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02 Oct 2013   #4
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

I prefer to use Windows Remote Desktop
Remote Desktop Connection: frequently asked questions

All editions of Windows 7 include Remote Desktop Connection.
  • You can use Remote Desktop to initiate a connection from any edition of Windows 7.
  • You can connect to computers running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise.
  • You can't use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to computers running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium.
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03 Oct 2013   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

There are more features in RDC than in VNC. Just open up the app and click around.

The main difference between RDC and VNC is the default connection type. RDC does not let those in the same room as the remote computer see what you are doing. VNC does. If you do not want/need others to see what is happening on the remote computer, then RDC is the better option.


Personally, I would install both. I've had both VNC and RDC get into a state where it would not respond. Hopefully, one or the other tool will work for you at any given time.
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