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Windows 7: remote desktop is it possible

15 Apr 2009   #11
Ciera

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail
 
 

if the user name you use to run your at dvr at home is different from the user you login as during rdc, then rdc will log you out of that user when you remote desktop in. if it's the exact same user account then that won't happen and clicking on the X on the rdc window should keep that user signed in after your remote session.


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15 Apr 2009   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
If you are running some sort of MySQL (or other server) then using RDP isn't the best way of accessing your home computer.

One way (there are probably a load of others) would be to set your home computer up as a Webserver (something like using Apache, Php and Mysql) -- As you are using RDP I should imagine you are using something like No-IP (No-IP - Dynamic DNS, Static DNS for Your Dynamic IP) or similar for giving you a domain so you can reach your home machine even if your ISP gives you dynamic IP addresses.

Another way would be to set up your home computer as a VPN ("Virtual Private Network"). This would allow multiple logons and there's plenty of free software around so you can set this up -- beware however not a task for the faint hearted.

The web server idea is probably the simplest -- you could also enable FTP as well if you need to access data files.

RDP is fine for multiple users if you are running a SERVER OS (on your Home machine).

Depending on what you actually want to do I'd look at the Apache Php Mysql web server idea (forget Microsoft's complex Internet Server).

This is called WAMP in a Windows environment or LAMP in a Linux environment.

There's stuff all pver the web showing how this can be done

for example
Install PHP 5 Apache MySQL on Windows : WampServer

Cheers
jimbo
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15 Apr 2009   #13
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Or maybe something very simple like setting the software as a service. By this way the soft will not be affect by user loggon/loggoff
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15 Apr 2009   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LePoilu View Post
Or maybe something very simple like setting the software as a service. By this way the soft will not be affect by user loggon/loggoff

"What service" ? Instructions please.

Cheers
jimbo
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15 Apr 2009   #15
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

ok thanks very much to all
it seems to be working as i can still run the media portal client and watch tv after closing the rdc connection so it should be able to start the recordings as well
i wrongly assumed i was logged off of the main pc because of the screen being locked and having to log back on to access the pc after th rdc session

cheers brad
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15 Apr 2009   #16
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chinga69 View Post
ok thanks very much to all
it seems to be working as i can still run the media portal client and watch tv after closing the rdc connection so it should be able to start the recordings as well
i wrongly assumed i was logged off of the main pc because of the screen being locked and having to log back on to access the pc after th rdc session

cheers brad

I thought you allready test it

But yeah, when you cut off RDP it doesn't logg off the user, but lock the computer, like when you set a password when resuming after screensaver. User is still logged on, software still run, etc.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
"What service" ? Instructions please.

Cheers
jimbo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_service
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15 Apr 2009   #17
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LePoilu View Post
I thought you allready test it

But yeah, when you cut off RDP it doesn't logg off the user, but lock the computer, like when you set a password when resuming after screensaver. User is still logged on, software still run, etc.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_service
i assumed it was still logged off the same as when i was logging off the session and not just closing it with the x


thanks again to all
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15 Apr 2009   #18
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

There's 2 differents things:

Logging off the local user
Logging off the remote connection.

From a RDP you can logg off the local user but you have to do it from the "local GUI" like Start Menu -> logg off.

When you logg off the remote desktop it only cut the remote connection.. that's all. By the way the local computer is locked because desktop licence of Windows doesn't allow multiple session at the same time (and remote desktop is like a session). You can have multiple account launched at the same time, but you can not access to them. It's one after the other (test with WIN+L user switching).
So the local computer is locked not because you logg off the RDP, but because you logg on with RDP
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15 Apr 2009   #19
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

ok thanks very much

cheers brad
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15 Apr 2009   #20
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

You're welcome
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