Anyone know how to use remote desktop efficiently?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Punkrulz, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

    Woodbury, NJ
    Can someone please tell me specifically how I set up my computer for remote desktop use so I can connect from work, from setting up the users, what information I need, ports, etc. I appreciate it! :)
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york
    I haven't read all of the links enyo provided, sp jmust incase, you will also need to review your services, as far as which you have disabled
  3. polarbear_ak

    polarbear_ak OSNN Junior Addict

    Denver, Colorado
    I use it alot. if you are using a router just go into and find port forwarding and type in 3389 (some router require a start and end port so type it in for both of them) and the type in the ip of the computer you wish to remote connect to. If you are running a server edition of ms product it will log you in and a user can still use the computer at the same time you are logged in. If you are using like Windows XP Pro (since windows XP home does not support remote logon) It will log the current user out. Provided they allow you. I normally lock my computer before I head off to work and then remote connect to it when it is slow and cue up some stuff to download. I have seen if the computer is currently logged on. It will prompt the user currently logged on if you would like to allow them to remote connect. If so it will either lock the screen or log the current user out. If you are trying to do tech support for a person remotly I would suggust remote administor ( pc anywhere(
    Just trying to help
  4. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

    Brighton, West Sussex, UK
    I use it cos my server has no mouse, keyboard or monitor just power cord and ethernet is all that is plugged into it, it runs terminal services automatically :p , gonna put it in my attic in my new house just leave it running, might even get it on wireless :)

  5. Scott31

    Scott31 Guest

    Is there any way to remotly connect to XP HOME Edition? I have a Linksys router and tried VNC and no luck. I even opened the port and I still couldn't connect. Any ideas?
  6. Scott31

    Scott31 Guest

    Yes...I tried RealVNC. What is radmin and where do I find it? By the way, just to double check, what port do I have to open for Real VNC?
  7. Scott31

    Scott31 Guest

    Great!! I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
  8. 5900 = VNCViewer
    5800 = Any browser supporting Java

    Although the ports can be customized. If you go the VNC route and need to be able to transfer files check out UltraVNC. Has several other cool features as well. TightVNC is pretty nice too but they're only now starting to work on File transfers and RealVNC doesn't include file transfers at all.

    BTW VNC works great with XP Home. I'm working on a XP Home computer right now and its 2,000+ miles away from me! :D
  9. Scott31

    Scott31 Guest

    I opened the above port numbers (5800-5900) on my router and still no luck. I get the error message "Failed to connect to server." My computer is on and firewalls disabled. Why does this keep happening?
  10. Scott31

    Scott31 Guest

    No it doesn't.
  11. Scott31

    Scott31 Guest

    I'll check when I get to that computer and let you know. I'm at work right now trying to connect to that computer.
  12. Scott31

    Scott31 Guest

    I ran "netstat -an" and there was an IP listening on that port but it was all 0's.
  13. Scott31

    Scott31 Guest

    No...because my coworkers are using VNC to connect to their home computer just fine. Also, I disabled all the firewalls on my computer temporarily to test connection.
  14. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    Guess I will put in my two cents.

    You have to make sure to set a password. The security on most of the VNC servers do not allow you to connect with blank passwords. Also, are you trying to connect using the Java client through a web browser? Because... That runs on a separate port. Good Luck!
  15. Scott31

    Scott31 Guest

    I already set the password when the install ran. I will try to disable the Java viewer when I get home and see if that works. Thanks.
  16. Scott31

    Scott31 Guest

    Yes...I can ping my home system.
  17. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Midlands, England
    Could be the problem, I've done that before, tried connecting to http://ip:5800 about five times before realising that the display number needed to be added aswell.

    VNC is great though, I even used to used it off a 56k line from college :D
  18. Scott31

    Scott31 Guest

    Doesn't work. Get "Page cannot be displayed."
  19. Scott31

    Scott31 Guest

    Disabled the java viewer and still can't connect. I have a Linksys router and under the "Forwarding" tab I have "Customized Applications" =VNC, "Ext. Port" = 5800 to 5900, I have "Protocol TCP" and "Protocol UDP" checked, "IP Address" = the IP the VNC server is running on and "Enabled" is checked. Is this all the right settings to enable the ports? If it is, could there be a service that needs to be running that I could check to make sure it is running? Please help, this is really getting to be frustrating. Thank you to everyone that offered their advice so far on this. I would really like to figure out why I can't connect.
  20. Scott31

    Scott31 Guest

    Do I want "Protocol UDP" checked?