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Windows 7: home network remote. can it be done?

11 Apr 2014   #1

64 winows 7 professional
home network remote. can it be done?

Now that I have my home network working between my laptop and my desktop. (I am able to share files between them) I am onto my next project.
Could someone give me instructions on how to set up a remote access? (for the best way to describe what i want to do) I do not want to go out of my home network and would only like to use this remote access between my desk and my lap at home only.Thank you for you experiance

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11 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

Remote Desktop Connection program.. the Host should have ultimate or higher i think.. not sure about professional ..check it out.. right click my computer .. properties..remote.. and it should have remote desktop option
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12 Apr 2014   #3

64 winows 7 professional

Thank you. Now that remote is enabled on both computers, I am still not shure of if and how to connect to my desktop from laptop within my home network to use this remote funtion. Could you help some more?
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12 Apr 2014   #4

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See this tutorial for details in how to use Remote Desktop Connection: Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network. Option One is for you.

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12 Apr 2014   #5
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1

I have several pcs on a network, used for rendering, and I manage them (check temps etc) using remote desktop. Any version of Vista, 7 or 8 can initiate a remote session, but the remote pc (the one being connected to) must be Pro or higher. All my pcs have static ip's.

So to use RDC, go all programs, accessories, remote desktop connection. This box opens - enter the remote ip.

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you will probably be asked for username and password (for the remote pc) - you can save this info. I don't use passwords on my render pcs, and for security reasons blank password logon is not allowed - there is a tweak that allows this.

BTW to shutdown the remote pc, click Windows security

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and the power button

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