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I have a question for my dear fellows here at OCN.

Ok seriously, I have an on-site project to do on the 19th of April, and I need to be able to get one machine to connect to another machine and not lock the physical user out. Like, basically make a whole other session where it won't interfere with the physical user and the remoted user can use that computer without any interference from the physical user.

I can use free third-party software if I need to, and I imagine if they need to purchase something, that is plausible too, since it is a business.

And also, reason for doing this. They have a piece of software that they only have 4 licenses for and they need a 5th computer to be able to access that program. So they can't just simply install it on that machine.

Let me know if you guys have any suggestions.

Also, all OSs are Windows XP I believe.
    
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Use Logmein free. It does that by default.
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In Windows, this functionality is called "Remote Assistance."

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300546
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Right, but Remote Assistance and LogMeIn from what I have seen takes control of the mouse and keyboard of the remoted machine, and interferes with the physical user at the remoted machine.
    
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Originally Posted by lkegley9;13097212 
Right, but Remote Assistance and LogMeIn from what I have seen takes control of the mouse and keyboard of the remoted machine, and interferes with the physical user at the remoted machine.

Oh, I misunderstood. I'm not sure creating another visual instance and being able to do as you wish is possible within Windows. There are remote console-type commands that you could execute silently, however. Could you elaborate on the extent of what you wish to be able to do remotely?

Edit: Re-reading your OP, are you looking for a whole new session where someone else can just work on something else entirely? As far as I know, this is strictly locked down in Windows XP/Vista for licensing reasons. One active login at a time, whether local or remote.
Edited by Plex - 4/12/11 at 8:53am
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You cant do it on a desktop OS, only server... ie Server 03 or server 08


Edit, Well guess I was wrong. ^^^
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He said it was for XP machines....not Windows 7
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Desktop OS's are single license only, meaning you cannot have multiple sessions running concurrently. Server OS's on the other hand typically have a 5 seat license for concurrent sessions, but you still cannot run the same login name concurrently, they would have to be different.
   
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