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Windows 7: Remote desktop over internet setup help

08 Sep 2015   #1
John Holscher

Windows 7 Professionalx64
Remote desktop over internet setup help

Hey folks!

I want to set up "Remote Desktop" on my computer at home and at work over the internet.
Both machines are running W7 professional. I have Verizon FIOS both at home and at work (separate accounts and wiring).
Although home and work computers are located only 800 feet away on my farm, I do a lot of work at home and want a simple way to keep things in sync.
My line of thinking is that if I can do all my accounting work all on the home computer either at home or remotely it would be simpler to keep it all straight.
I attempted to set this up myself using the Microsoft guide I found here... Allow Remote Desktop connections from outside your home network

I've re-traced my steps a number of times but always with the same result, no connection.

Any advice on how to set this up or a better way to accomplish my goal?


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08 Sep 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You should definitely check out TeamViewer (it is free and much better than RDP if you ask me).
That link you gave looks comprehensive, but to reduce complexity try RDPing from within the local network first. You can temp move your other PC/laptop or use a smartphone (all have free RDP apps I believe).
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