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remote desktop without Pro edition of XP

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hey.
is it possible if i can use some other software for remote desktop because i dont' really wanna get XP Pro. is there any secondary software i can download and setup on my home server... ?
thanks in advance

btw free software.
    
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http://www.logmein.com has a free edition that works quite well.
    
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Thread Starter 
tried that.
didn't quite like it i prefer it on LAN if possible ..
    
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RealVNC 4.1.2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
RealVNC 4.1.2
I use realvnc to administer my dad's computer from my house/work. works great

Tip: Make sure you configure your router or firewall properly to forward the appropriate ports otherwise you won't be able to connect.

I strongly recommend a dynamic dns solution such as no-ip (http://www.no-ip.com/) to use in conjunction with realvnc. this basically is a FREE tiny little app that runs in the background and always allows you to connect to a static address such as monkey.no-ip.com instead of keeping track of your IP address manually. unless of course you have a static ip addy through your ISP, which most people don't have
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Windows remote assistance works on home edition...
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I coincidentally decided yesterday to figure out remote desktop, and I tried the RealVNC suggested above and it appears to have worked great. Very simple, does just what I need.

*RealVNC is recommended by TriplePlay with his official seal of approval*

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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Licht View Post
Windows remote assistance works on home edition...
you can connect to a XP Pro machine from XP Home, but you cannot connect to an XP Home box.
    
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post #10 of 10
I use http://www.ultravnc.com/ on my computers. Works without a hick-up. As stated before, make sure you forward the ports so that it works! and for the person that said to use no-ip, i use http://www.dyndns.com/. Works no problem and you can pick the domain name.
    
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