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Windows 7: Remote Desktop- Does target computer have to be logged in?

15 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Remote Desktop- Does target computer have to be logged in?

When I connect to my home computer through Remote Desktop does my computer have to be logged in?

Or can somebody just boot it to the login screen and then I connect and login through Remote Desktop.

I've already set it up, I'm just wondering if a user needs to be logged in to allow remote desktop.

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15 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Do I just enter the IP address of my Internet Service Provider and the port number? No LAN IP address? I can't login. I only have wifi and it's kind of laggy where I am right now could that be a problem?

I'm sure I set it up right, I forwarded a port to allow TCP, I checked the "allow remote users" option in Computer> Properties> Remote tab.
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15 Sep 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I really don't have a answer but I have found a lot of information in our Tutorial section that might help you. Their is a long list of tutorials that should answer your needs.

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15 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

No, no one has to be logged i when you connect to a computer with Remote Desktop. In fact if you do connect anyone who is logged in will be disconnected. With a client version of Windows it is not possible to have more than one active user logged in at the same time.
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