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Windows 7: Looking for an alternate Remote Desktop server

23 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
Looking for an alternate Remote Desktop server

The "Home Premium" version of Windows that comes with most retail computers includes a one-sided (and intentionally crippled) Remote Desktop subsystem that allows my computer to connect to other computers, but doesn't allow other users on my network to remotely control my computer from their desktops. Is there any free software that can take the place of the missing RDP server component? (I'm not ashamed to admit, I'm a cheap S.O.B. who doesn't want to pay to upgrade Windows on all the machines on my home network, especially when this is the only component from the pricier versions that I want or need.)

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23 Apr 2012   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

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I don't know of any such beast. I tend to use other tools anyway... like TeamViewer or a combo of Hamachi and uVNC.
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23 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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25 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

Thank you for the advice. I'll look into VNC, but I was really hoping to find something that directly emulated the missing RDP server component, so that I could just use the existing Windows tools on those machines that had them, without having to install new software on every machine on my network.
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