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Windows 7: Remote desktop WIN7 HOME PREM?

19 Apr 2015   #1
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 
Remote desktop WIN7 HOME PREM?

Regarding WIN7 HOME to host a REMOTE DESKTOP CONNECTION:

All of MS literature says it cannot be done & your website indicates it can via 3rd party software, but I stumbled onto this @ answers.microsoft.com:

Simply change the fDenyTSConnections value in the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server” hive to “0” from “1” and you can RDP into the system. One has always been able to do this. The options available in the UI reflect which editions include support for the feature. You can enable RDP on Home if you wish, it just isn’t supported.

One can also set the UserAuthentication value to 1 in the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp” to require NLA if you wish.


Is this BOGUS? I have attempted it & no luck. Maybe I am missing something?


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22 Apr 2015   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Let's start with the obvious. What you're trying to do is illegal, it violates the license of Windows you've bought. Microsoft sells various editions of Windows and each one has more features that the lesser ones, but they're also more expensive. It's a way to segment the market. From Windows Home Premium the Remote Desktop server has been cut off of it (only the client remains), but you have to upgrade to Professional to get it, among other things. That's the way MS makes money "if you want features, pay me more".

Now for the technical side. Not sure about the method you posted, but I'm sure that in some way it's totally doable. Remember that the editions of Windows are just artificial restrictions over a single code base, just a few registry changes, some setting and maybe missing files or something else hidden out there, but the reality is that Windows 7 Starter all the way up to Windows 2008R2 Datacenter are exactly the same program with features artificially stripped out.
So, possible, yes, I'm pretty sure it's possible, but no idea how. Even then, remember that this forum don't support illegal things, so you won't get it here anyway.
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22 Apr 2015   #3
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Let's start with the obvious. What you're trying to do is illegal,
I cannot comment on the legality of the matter, but your website lists all kinds ways to attempt to get WIN7 HOME PREM to act as a host. So if any of this is illegal I suppose your website administrators need to address that. I am simply finding stuff on your site as well as answers.microsoft.com.

Regarding MICROSOFT & their business practices for what they charge you for I do have STRONG opinions on that, but here is not the place. So if I am attempting to add on a capability that MICROSOFT whether intentionally or conveniently left off this platform & I can do it without cowtowing to them, I will without hesitation! Besides many have the viewpoint that some of MICROSOFT business ploys are illegal or certainly encroach on those limits.
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