Remote Desktop Connection..Vista to xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by failurbydesign, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. failurbydesign

    failurbydesign music MUSIC music Political User

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    Can someone give me a complete easy how to...would be real nice!!!
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    realvnc - simple to setup and use
     
  3. hansrijf

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    Can't you use the windows program "connect to external desktop" (roughly translated from Dutch)? I use this to connect to my XP machine from my Vista laptop and it works great. There is also a programm to allow loggin in on the XP machine while an other user can keep on working on the XP machine.
     
  4. Electronic Punk

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    Very quickly and most likely full of holes:

    - Right click on my computer, properties, remote tab
    - Allow users to connect remotely to this computer

    that should be enough for a lan, but with a wan you will need to forward the relevent ports to that machine (TCP port 3389)

    I would recommend using dyndns.org etc. to make it easier to find your ip ;)
     
  5. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    Use www.crossloop.com.... interacts simpler than "Remote desktop" with any version of Windows.
    Use an ID no to be passed on to the "guest" on a shared session.. no other adjustment necessary.
    Both parties can interact independently.

    ITS FREE
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2008
  6. Dark Atheist

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    a.k.a the microsoft way
     
  7. failurbydesign

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    installed but fn lost...
     
  8. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    I honestly cant emphasise enough how easy Crossloop is to use for complete novices and experienced users.... it beats all the rest from that angle. inc. Remote Desktop and Real VNC.