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Windows 7: Easiest way to do "remote desktop" in my home network?

14 Mar 2009   #1

Windows7 7201
Easiest way to do "remote desktop" in my home network?

I have a desktop and a laptop (both running 7057) in my homegroup. I want to be able to run programs off of the desktop from the laptop. Is there a simple way to do this? I don't need VPN capabilities as I just want to be able to do this from inside the house. I've read through a bunch of threads here but haven't found what I was looking for. I can share files/folders just fine but can't seem to figure out how to share programs.

Thanks in advance.

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16 Mar 2009   #2

Windows7 7201

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16 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64

Hi Scooter70,

Is this the one you're looking for - Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network?

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22 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
One issue with RDP

Please be aware that upon upgrade to Win7 RTM, if you run Home Premium this function is not available. You must have Professional or Ultimate to use RDP and if upgrading from Vista Home Premium you cannot upgrade to Professional, you must upgrade to Ultimate.
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