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Windows 7: Remote access on home LAN

05 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Remote access on home LAN

Evening all

Just wanted some advice on remote connecting to my machines on my LAN. I have a desktop running Win 7 Home, a laptop running Win 7 Pro and my media machine running Win 7 Home.

I would really like to access my media machine running Win 7 Home remotely on my LAN from my desktop machine also running Win 7 Home and i wanted to use RDP as it seems straight forward for what i need. I understand that it does not work when trying to remote access from a Home Premium machine to another one which is a real pain! I was wondering as i have full access with RDP on my Laptop running Win 7 Pro could i perhaps copy all the RDP files from the Pro version to my Home Premium version to allow full access to RDP on both my Home Premium machines?

Hope someone can help

Many Thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2012   #2

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

I have great connections with TeamViewer at remote locations & even in the same building over the internet, even when they are on the same network

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit

Thanks for that mate, i have used team viewer a lot before when connecting from outside my LAN but just wanted something light like RDP for remoting round my LAN. I know Teamviewer would do the job great but just wanted to know if it was possible to use RDP by copying files from the Pro version to the Home premium version
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