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hey i have windows 7 home prem on both boxes, but i cant seem to get windows remote connection to work...and ive read on the net that you can only get this program to work fully in windows ultimate and business edtions. if anyone has a work around or knows of a free program...please let me know. i just want to use my laptop to control another laptop hooked up to the tv for now until i get my wireless keyboard with trackball from amazon
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hey i have windows 7 home prem on both boxes, but i cant seem to get windows remote connection to work...and ive read on the net that you can only get this program to work fully in windows ultimate and business edtions. if anyone has a work around or knows of a free program...please let me know. i just want to use my laptop to control another laptop hooked up to the tv for now until i get my wireless keyboard with trackball from amazon

Use another program. RDC in Windows 7 Home Premium only allows other computers to control it if its running Windows 7 Pro or higher.

Teamviewer, Logmein, Tight VNC might be something remote tools that you want to look tinto.
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grss1982 nailed it.
To initiate RDC, you must have Pro or higher, premium can be controlled by a computer running pro, but not the other way around (or as you found out by 2 computers with premium).

I personally use logmein, but I have heard a lot of good things about teamviewer also.
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i use teamviewer all the time all of my family have it on there pc if they have problems i can get on and debug teamviewer can also be used via smartphone i used it on my android works very well...
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I have used both VNC, and teamviewer. I tend to use teamviewer for remote support, I think the ID and password make people feel more secure. VNC can be a pain to get working in vista/win 7 - I think its still to catch up with the new security measures (UAC) and I ended up setting up autologin on my machines.

Forget RDP - the other solutions are way better once configured properly. I think in your case Teamviewer would be the winner. smile.gif
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I'll throw in another vote for Teamviewer. I've been using it at work (over 100 systems throughout the state) for several months now and it's been pretty solid. It's fast to connect and easy to use. You can log in from a machine with the software or if you're at a friends' house, you can go to the WebConnect site and log in via your browser. I also have the app for my iPhone. The "full" app is $99 from iTunes, but if you have a paid account with Teamviewer you can use the free (iPhone) app with no limitations.

I believe you can use the free version with full function except that it limits your sessions to 5 minutes. (Not positive on this as I signed up for a Premium account.)

Just my 2c worth...

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I'll throw in another vote for Teamviewer. I've been using it at work (over 100 systems throughout the state) for several months now and it's been pretty solid. It's fast to connect and easy to use. You can log in from a machine with the software or if you're at a friends' house, you can go to the WebConnect site and log in via your browser. I also have the app for my iPhone. The "full" app is $99 from iTunes, but if you have a paid account with Teamviewer you can use the free (iPhone) app with no limitations.

I believe you can use the free version with full function except that it limits your sessions to 5 minutes. (Not positive on this as I signed up for a Premium account.)

Just my 2c worth...

Rich

Hmm, that would have to be new then. I have used teamviewer on my phone for long periods of time with no limitations.
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Hmm, that would have to be new then. I have used teamviewer on my phone for long periods of time with no limitations.

You got me to thinking, and I have to clarify part of my previous post.

The free version of Teamviewer has full functionality for personal/private use. Web Connector and the Teamviewer Manager do require a Premium or higher license.

I looked back through my notes from calling them when I set up my account and the the 5 minute limitation was what the rep told me with regards to whether they (Teamviewer) would consider an account to be for more than personal use. In other words, if you have a lot of long sessions, you will see a message stating "Commercial Use Suspected".

BTW, their sales/tech support was very friendly and helpful. I had the poor guy on the phone for awhile answering a hundred questions. He was also the one who told me not to spend the $99 on the "Teamviewer Pro" app and to just use the free one.

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