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Windows 7: Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network

21 Nov 2010   #90

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Here is my Thread on TeamViewer


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21 Nov 2010   #91

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'd be lost without Teamviewer. Been using it for months now.
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21 Nov 2010   #92

Windows 7 Professional x64

TeamViewer is a third-party application, designed for remote desktop and tech support purposes.

RDC is Microsoft's built-in program; the modern equivalent of Terminal Services in the Dark Ages. It just allows you to log in remotely, instead of locally (at your computer). You wouldn't expect to be able to log in to the same account on more than one location. A single person can be using it at one time.

When you log into an account remotely, it logs the local user out, and gives access to the remote user instead.

Remote Assistance is intended for tech support purposes. The person with computer problems can send an invitation to someone else, who can use that to look at the other person's screen. If the helper clicks on a button, they can request permission from the client to control the computer. If the client confirms, Remote Assistance functions exactly like TeamViewer.
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21 Nov 2010   #93

Windows Seven x64

Basically TeamViewer is like someone watching you over your shoulder they can watch you or ask for permission to take over the machine and control it.

With RDC it is like you are physically at the computer, you login (with your username and password) and start working, only one person can view this at a time. This mode is helpful if you need access to your machine from a distance.

Hope this Helps,
let us know if you further assistance


EDIT: Lancaster's post has some more detail into it..
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22 Nov 2010   #94

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Right cool thanks guys.

I suppose I'll stick with Teamviewer most of the time then. It's installed on all my family members computers anyway and suits my multimedia needs.

Thanks again.
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22 Nov 2010   #95

Windows 7 Professional x64

That's fine. :)

One more thing I should have added: TeamViewer is free for personal use only. If you want to use it for tech support for commercial purposes, you should purchase a licence. If you're just working on family computers, that's fine. Just when money gets involved...
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22 Nov 2010   #96

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yeah I know Lancaster. Thanks again.
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29 Nov 2010   #97

Windows 7 Ultimate x32bit

How can I disable remote desktop.
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05 Jan 2011   #98

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I cant get RDC to connect

I have Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit and set up all the above settings to allow remote access. When I try to access the machine (from an XP machine on the same in-house network or from my work XP Pro machine outside the network) I get the the login screen asking me to select the user and enter my PASSWORD. I selected the User and entered the Password that I use for a direct login on the win 7 machine and get a message that my password is incorrect. I am able to go directly to that Win 7 machine and log on locally using the same Password so, it cant be password related (yes i checked CAPS LOCK) and it cant be user name as I am clicking on the user avatar. Am I missing something in the setup?
Note: prior to win 7 machine, I had an XP machine and never had issues connecting remotely.

I have seen this question asked several times on different forums but no-one ever attempts to answer
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05 Jan 2011   #99

Windows 7 Professional x64


Are you able to connect to any other computers with your XP machine? Also, can any other computers connect to your Windows 7 machine?

I remember I had that problem with my XP laptop and 7 desktop; I wish I could remember it more clearly. What service pack is installed on the XP machine?
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