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Windows 7: Remote desktop Software

21 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Remote desktop Software

hi, new to this forum, im looking for some remote desktop software to help some friends with minor pc problems. My two questions are, which programs are compatible with windows seven and what software can i run from my pc and connect to their's with out them needing the software on their pc, if that is even possible.

Many thanks

Tom


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21 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tippee View Post
hi, new to this forum, im looking for some remote desktop software to help so friends with minor pc problems. My two questions are, witch programs are compatible with windows seven and what software can i run from my pc and connect to there's with out them needing the software on there pc, if that is even possible.

Many thanks

Tom
Id highly recomend teamviwer.
TeamViewer Download

You download the Full version and they download the quick support version just underneath.
The quick version only allows some one with the full version(you) to access there computer (with the ID and Passwrod of course) and once it closes it leaves nothing behind except the .exe file and (i think) a log.
Neither of which will be easily available,they will have to be looked for.

Dan
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21 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Have you considered the built-in Remote Desktop client?

If you would like a third-party alternative, Teamviewer is a great one.
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21 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

thanks for the quick replies! i have used team viewer before i just didnt no if it was compatible with 7 and i really wanted something that the other person didnt need to download. is this any good? Citrix XenApp was having a look but dont no much about remote desktopping. how does the windows one work? team viewer is simple i never got the hang of the sofeware they had on xp.

ps thanks for the welcome
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21 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you want a program that does not need to be downloaded, use the built-in Remote Desktop.

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network
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21 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

ok i will try and work it out, thank you both, will catch up with you in the forum no doubt!

thanks again
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21 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

When making a decision on what software to use for this purpose you have to consider the version (SKU) of windows 7 you are running.

Although it is possible to initiate a connection from any version of Windows 7 only professional or enterprise/ultimate can accept a connection.

for this reason I would recommend a third party solution such as Teamviewer or ultraVNC in a mixed set of clients that may include home versions.

As an alternative you should be able to use the Remote Assistance feature built into all win 7 versions
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25 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

thank you guys
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13 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to SF!

Even if you had Windows 7 Home, you could still connect to your XP Pro machine. If you buy 7 Pro, you will be able to connect from XP.

What do you mean by access the 7 hard drive? If you connect remotely to the machine, you will have full access to the drive, just as if you were sitting at the 7 machine.

Hope that answers your questions.
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13 May 2010   #10

XPPro or Windows 7
 
 

Using remote desktop you can use files on a computer as though you're sitting there. But you can't transfer files to or from that computer. Clicking on 'start' 'run' then entering the IP address (or name) of the remote computer with "\c$" I can access the hard drive to install or copy files. Is this 'dos' capability available in Windows 7 Pro?

Does that make sense?

Thanks,
Vidiot
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