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Windows 7: Automated Remote Desktop Connection?

22 Dec 2010   #1
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 
Automated Remote Desktop Connection?

Hello, all.

I have a question. Basically, I have 2 desktops and a laptop in various rooms in my house. They are all connected to the same router, and remote access is achievable using the standard "Windows Remote Access" application, but setting it up each time can be a pain.

I have to request assistance on machine A, send the invitation file to machine B and open it there, go back to machine A to accept the connection, go to machine B and request control, then back to machine A to accept, and finally return to machine B, to actually do what I intended to do remotely.

I'm wondering if there is a way I can establish a remote access connection, without having to run back and forth between machines. Any help is appreciated, I don't like running up and down my stairs a dozen times whenever I want to achieve remote access.

Thanks,
Tom.


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22 Dec 2010   #2
CLassicD

7 ultimate x64
 
 

You Can run team viewer on the computer you want to access and install it on your the machine you control, I think that you have the knowledge to set this up. Basically set up an always on connection on your remote machine.

Team viewer is free and easy to set up although there are others.

That is of course your not bothered about not using windows own RDP, Im not sure how this can be setup using RDC.
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22 Dec 2010   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here is my TeamViewer Tutorial for installing

TeamViewer


Set up yourself a permanent password on the computers you want to access remotely, over & over again.
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22 Dec 2010   #4
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks a lot, I'll set this up now. Could come in handy.
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22 Dec 2010   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

If you need any help with it just send me a message
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22 Dec 2010   #6
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

While TeamViewer is wonderful it does create a lot of network traffic on your local network.

You could just change your Remote Desktop Settings on all your machines so you don't have to go back and forth.


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22 Dec 2010   #7
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
You could just change your Remote Desktop Settings on all your machines so you don't have to go back and forth.
Would this mean that I wouldn't need to authorise the connection on the other machine?
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22 Dec 2010   #8
slam

Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
You could just change your Remote Desktop Settings on all your machines so you don't have to go back and forth.
Would this mean that I wouldn't need to authorise the connection on the other machine?
You wouldn't have to authorize, but each time you Remote Desktop, you'll be presented with the login screen where you'll have to select the user and enter the password. Else, you can save the credentials in an RDP file where you'll just double-click and it will connect to it automatically.
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23 Dec 2010   #9
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
You could just change your Remote Desktop Settings on all your machines so you don't have to go back and forth.
Would this mean that I wouldn't need to authorise the connection on the other machine?
You wouldn't have to authorize, but each time you Remote Desktop, you'll be presented with the login screen where you'll have to select the user and enter the password. Else, you can save the credentials in an RDP file where you'll just double-click and it will connect to it automatically.
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24 Dec 2010   #10
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
You could just change your Remote Desktop Settings on all your machines so you don't have to go back and forth.
I ended up doing this, but since my user accounts have no passwords, I had to go to 'Run', and open 'gpedit.msc'. I then went to "Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options", and set "Accounts: Limit local accounts use of blank passwords to console login only" to disabled. This allows me to login with a local account remotely, without a password.

Thank you all for the suggestions.
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