Remote desktop..

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clitoxic

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Is there a simple and detailed guide on how to setup a remote desktop? ive got everthing installed to make this possible...however i dont understand some of the options and what to do with them....i want to be able to host my computer so that my brother (in another town) can be able to access my computer..

any site/explanation is greatly appreciated
 
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MiseryQ

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There's really no configuration need on the "server" side as long as it's accepting connections...

On the "client" side the options are pretty much to set up the connection depending on speed...

For example I'm on dsl and my fathers on Dial-up... When I take control of his I have it set:
Display:
800x600
256 colors
Local Resources:
do not play
Experince:
custom (no check marks)

When I connect to my computer I leave everything default and it works fine, even from a dial-up...

Hope that helps some...

Lonman beat me to it...
 
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clitoxic

Guest
whats this option "Select remote users" ...now this is where i become stumped....when i click on add...is this sorta like making an account for someone to log onto my computer? what do i type under 'object types' and 'locations'
 
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MiseryQ

Guest
The easiest way would simply be to set him up an account with a password... Any administrator account with a password can connect remotely...
 
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MiseryQ

Guest
Go into your control panel. Under user accounts > "create a new account". Type the name, administrator should already be marked, then click create account... This should take you back to the main user screen. Then "change an account", click on his name, then "create a password" have him pick or give him a password. confirm it then click "creat password".

If he lives close he can now use your computer physically too...
You might want to log into his desktop and change the theme. Classic with 256 colors and no background will connect the fastest...
 
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clitoxic

Guest
Thanks again man....was this all suppose to be done under the administrator account? and would i have to use the vpn (virtual private network) option?
 
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MiseryQ

Guest
You would have to set up his account from under administrator, And I believe you'd have to make him one too... You would'nt need vpn but I just remebered if you don't have a static IP he's going to need a way to find your computer...

I installed DNS2Go on my fathers computer for that... It's a very good program and since it set the computers time auto matically he does'nt seem to mind it... In the "compute"r box of remot connection he'd simply type www.whatever.d2g.com and he'd conect to your computer...
 
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clitoxic

Guest
Thanks alot! I got it working man thanks! Appreciate your time and patience!!
 

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