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post #1 of 17
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Hello,

I will be setting up a Server soon. I wanted to run four virtual machines at the same time with one of them being Windows Server 2008 or Windows Home Server. Since I don't have extra space or extra keyboards, mice, and monitors I wanted to set it up so that I could Remote Desktop into the Windows server machine from my main desktop? I know Windows has an RDP Client setup already, but is there any other alternatives?

Preferably I would like to just press a button or icon and be already in the server.
post #2 of 17
Could always use teamviewer, but I only recommend that for the Administrator account only. I recently ran into this question for one of my jobs, and ended up having to buy 5 CAL for 1000$, eff that. if anyone knows of an alternative, im also all ears.
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post #3 of 17
Teamviewer and Logmein are the only ones I ever used and work great, also have applications for iOS & Droid.
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Logmein is FANTASTIC. Free and so easy to maintain and administer.
    
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post #5 of 17
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If I just need to access the server most of the time on a LAN, would log me in be slower since it would think it needs to go out to the internet or would it just see the address it needs to go to is on the LAN?
post #6 of 17
Personally love RDP when available, but teamviewer is free and works well. Nice paid app is Goto Assist Express
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You could use Daemon Tools or VNC too.
    
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post #8 of 17
If you are on the same physical network plain old rdp in windows is a straight win. External i lean towards teamviewer nowadays.

Is there a particular problem with rdp?
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Originally Posted by Chairless;13561227 
If you are on the same physical network plain old rdp in windows is a straight win. External i lean towards teamviewer nowadays.

Is there a particular problem with rdp?

RDP is about the fastest & best quality solution I've found.

But... if you're folding on your server GPUs, you will have problems as RDP loads a dummy graphics driver when you connect that will screw with your folding clients.
post #10 of 17
Log me in has a connect over LAN feature, so no, it would not think it had to go out over the web.

I use logmein faithfully. It's incredibly easy to set up and administer. Give it a try.
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