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Windows 7: Remote Desktop?

16 Apr 2010   #1
Asset

window 7
 
 
Remote Desktop?

Hi, I'm new here, but here I go. I was wondering is it possible to remote desktop from w7 ult. to my xp pro? Or I have to install that virtual pc on my w7 machine? Thank-you


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16 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

You should be able to use Remote Desktop on Windows 7 to control Windows XP and vice versa. You may need to download the Remote Desktop 7.0 update for XP though. You also need to turn it on on the XP side.

Download details: Update for Windows XP (KB969084)
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16 Apr 2010   #3
Asset

window 7
 
 

@notsograymatter
I tried the remote desktop update you've linked to me and still no good. Ok this is what i did unless i'm wrong
From inside the lan all i would need is the ip address within the lan? If i were to access from outside the lan i would need to log into my router and forward the ip add. of the pc i wanted to access to port 3389? And the pc has to have admin. access with pw. I also enable both remote asst. on both pc. I was able to log into from "outside" the lan when i'm accessing to another window 7, but when its window xp pro sp3 no go on the wan access. Please if anyone know anything more help
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16 Apr 2010   #4
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Remote Assistance is NOT the same thing as Remote Desktop. You need to enable Remote Desktop on both machines.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ote-Assistance

How to enable remote desktop on XP:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsXp/u...moteintro.mspx

How to enable remote desktop on 7:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/

From MS Website:

Quote:
1.

Open System by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.
2.

Click Remote settings, and then select the one of the three options under "Remote Desktop." Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3.

Click Select Users. If you are an administrator on the computer, your current user account will automatically be added to the list of remote users and you can skip the next two steps.
4.

In the Remote Desktop Users dialog box, click Add.
5.

In the Select Users or Groups dialog box, do the following:
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To specify the search location, click Locations, and then select the location you want to search.
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In Enter the object names to select, type the name of the user that you want to add, and then click OK.

The name will be displayed in the list of users in the Remote Desktop Users dialog box.
Also, that update is for Windows XP...

Another thing... You can't connect to users using Windows XP Home Edition
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16 Apr 2010   #5
guiLe

win7
 
 

hi Asset,
can you ping your Xp Computer from "outsiede" LAN ??
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16 Apr 2010   #6
Asset

window 7
 
 

@notsograymatter
Thank-you for trying to inform me of all that, but i also did all that. and the update...yes it was for xp "only". And the REMOTE DESKTOP WITH 3 SELECTIONS, its done on both pc ( xp & win7).
@guiLe
I'm sure my ping is good. If not i wouldn't be able to access my other pc running win7 also. Unless i'm wrong

I think something is wrong with the xp pro sp3? I'm really getting a headache for all this. Thx guys/gals for trying to help...ANYONE ELSE?
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16 Apr 2010   #7
mvnsnd

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Does your XP machine have an entry enabled in your firewall settings for remote desktop?
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16 Apr 2010   #8
Asset

window 7
 
 

@mvnsnd
If your talking about the win. firewall + the exception tab it is enabled . Dam, maybe my xp os is messed up? Thank-you for making me check on it
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16 Apr 2010   #9
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Asset View Post
@mvnsnd
If your talking about the win. firewall + the exception tab it is enabled . Dam, maybe my xp os is messed up? Thank-you for making me check on it
Most likely you need to "port forward" the remote desktop port through your router.

Get it working on the lan first then head on over to

PortForward.com - Port Forwarding Guides Listed by Manufacturer and Model

for full instructions on your router.
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16 Apr 2010   #10
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Asset View Post
From inside the lan all i would need is the ip address within the lan? If i were to access from outside the lan i would need to log into my router and forward the ip add. of the pc i wanted to access to port 3389? And the pc has to have admin. access with pw. I also enable both remote asst. on both pc. I was able to log into from "outside" the lan when i'm accessing to another window 7, but when its window xp pro sp3 no go on the wan access. Please if anyone know anything more help
1) Remote Desktop will not work on any computer that does not have a password.
So on your user account on the TARGET machine you need to set a login password.

2) In the TARGET machine, go to your system/remote panel and check the "Remote Desktop" box.

3) Follow that into the user setup... you should see that your account already has access, just below the user list.


From the other machine... you should now be able to click the Start Remote Desktop link and get a panel asking for the computer to connect to... enter the computer's NAME... you should see a login panel asking for the username and password, enter them --for the TARGET machine-- and the next thing should be that you see the TARGET computer's desktop in a window on your machine.

Once you have this working in one direction... change machines and set the same thing up in the other direction.

Then... per my previous post... head on over to Port Forward and follow the directions for your router there...
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