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go to ur host machine, launch cmd and punch in ipconfig /all

look for your machines ip (preferred IP) which will be something like 192.168.1.x where x is a unique to each device that is on your network

once you get your ip... lets say 192.168.1.5

on another machine on your network create a new text doc (New > Text Document) and then rename the extension to .rdp instead of .txt.

Double click and you will get prompted to connect to a machine

punch in the IP you got along with a user and password that you have in place on that machine (that you are trying to connect to)

If you have remote desktop enabled on the other machine... you should be able to connect.

This solution only works when you are connecting within your network.

If you are outside of your network, its slightly more involved but for starters you should at least know how to connect inside your network before you attempt anything else smile.gif
    
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Ok we have contact, lol posting from my sig rig via RDS
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Hey anybody know if there is a way to do remote boot/shutdown? I ask because I do this all the time with my PSP/PS3, i can turn on my PS3 over a network.. but not the computer?
that doesnt make too much sense, anybody wanna elaborate?
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post #15 of 18
just click restart like you normally would, although when you remotely shut it down you have to physically turn it on or have a way to setup to power on the computer.
post #16 of 18
you can also do wake on lan, however it wont work unless you nic is compatible and your firewall doesnt freak out.

By the way, you can only do wake on LAN over your LAN, because the packet is a broadcast packet, and by default your router will stop all broadcasts from going outside your LAN.

Edit : Sorry for the double. Didnt realize it.
Edited by kyle5281 - 1/18/11 at 9:36pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kyle5281;12062457 
just click restart like you normally would, although when you remotely shut it down you have to physically turn it on or have a way to setup to power on the computer.

yeah that makes sense, but the only options i get in RDS would be to log off, disconnect, or lock, i didnt see a shutdown option


the wake on LAN could work, I really dont use RDS outside of my network anyways, too insecure for my comfort level
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Originally Posted by raidmaxGuy;12062528 
yeah that makes sense, but the only options i get in RDS would be to log off, disconnect, or lock, i didnt see a shutdown option


the wake on LAN could work, I really dont use RDS outside of my network anyways, too insecure for my comfort level

Thats interesting, Ive never not had the option to shutdown, but keep in mind the only computer I regularly remote into is my server 2008 box.
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