Remote Desktop with Windows XP

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i would love to learn how to use the Remote Desktop Feature that comes with XP PRO. any one know how to set it up? i currently use tightvnc to control my computer remotely. but im thinking this may be better. anyone else ever use it? (Remote Desktop, not vnc)...
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my experience with it is buggy and also a security issue. I'd stick with
3rd party IMO.

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Hey. Yeah i've used XP's remote desktop feature. Although i have to say, both sides need a fast connection for it to run effectively. I haven't find it buggy at all or maybe i just havent explored it deeply enough.

It's a great feature.

i'm currently looking for a remote control program that will allow me to control another computer (like remote desktop) through lan. Although, the programs i've looked for like NetOP and Laplink require the guest to set itself to 'wait for a call' which sucks.
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Welcome to OZZU! :D

pcAnywhere is probably the best 3rd party software I've used for both
LAN or remote control. However you have to set it to receive a call as well.

As far as that, think about how much of a security risk to have an open
pc for any connections! I wouldn't want that. pcAnywhere, and I'm
sure others can as well, allows you to minimize the session on the
receiving computer so it's always on. I believe there's an option to leave
the wating status up even after disconnection. That's probably
convenient enough for what you want.
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U've already welcomed me! Thanks again! :D

PcAnywhere, good idea... i think i'll go and dl that now!

At my Uni, the teachers sometimes take control over our system amytime (just like remote control). I heard they use NetOP, but im not really sure. Is there a feature in PcAnywhere that can set the system on 'waiting for call' everytime windows boots up? And is it possible that the user on that system won't know that PcAnywhere is even installed? I just want to be able to take over the computer anytime i like.
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hacker's mentality :wink:

pcAnywhere has to be started, so I doubt you can "sneak it on" without
them knowing. You can put a shortcut icon to the connection in your
startup folder tho, that would start it every time windows starts.

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Brandon wrote:
i'm currently looking for a remote control program that will allow me to control another computer (like remote desktop) through lan. Although, the programs i've looked for like NetOP and Laplink require the guest to set itself to 'wait for a call' which sucks.


theres two that come to mind:

http://www.tightvnc.com

i use this daily to access my pc from work. although the refresh can be blotch sometimes it is very dependable and it runs as a windows service. which means that if you have it installed you canmke it so the person on the pc wont even know your on there watch or controling the pc. best of all it is 100% free


by the way that was bigwebmaster that welcomed you the first time...
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Awesome Gadget Guru! The TightVNC prog seems to do the job i want it to. Now i can control my other computer without having to run around like a spastic idiot every 2 minutes. And maybe even spy on my Dad... *evil laugh* :twisted:

Thanx again.. :D
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yeah and the best thing about it is that you can use it from any web browser by surfing to http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:5800 (where xx's are your ip address) and it is all self contained in the browser. cool software for sure!!
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wow, i didn't know about that. Controlling a comp from a web-browser, sounds way cool. Need a speedy connection though aye? :?
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yeah a speedy conection definately helps but not required.. just doggishly slow with out it :-\
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oh man! I forgot ALL ABOUT tighvnc! sorry brandon. :oops:

I actually used this during the Y2K era at the job I had. We used it to
log in toour project pc's and do conversion s from DOS to WIN of our
software. But it was short-lived for pcAnywhere, as they like that better
for some reason.

I forgot! sorry. thx guru :shock:
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oh, i got tightvnc running and all now... but i have 2 questions...

The first is about using remote desktop from browser...is it possible if i actually type the address in somewhere outside my home? Does creating a winvnc server actually allow me to be able to access my computer from anywhere in the world? or can i only access it inside my home?

The second question : is there anyway way that i can hide the winvnc icon in the right lower hand corner of the screen? I don't want the person on the computer im controlling know that anything is actually happening.

greatly appreciated...
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to answer question #1 the answer is yes, you can access your desktop from anywhere in the world with a only a java enable web browser.

second question, yes you can do that too, just have the tightvnc server run as a service (administative tools in xp or 2k) and remove the startup entry in msconfig. and it will be running silently in the background with no evidence shown to the user.. :-)
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You da man gadget guru! :D
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I tried that remote acces on XP...it's great. Is there a way to use it on NON_XP computer?
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yep there is, use remote desktop assistance, it comes with all the windows i think.... the feature is in there somewhere....if not then u'll have to dl it... not sure whether it'll work between two computers with different os's (xp and winme)... give it a try and tell me how it goes :)
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I use Remote Desktop every day as part of my job. I have never had any bad experiences with it.

A really good Remote Control Application is DameWare, which unfortunately is used by a lot of hackers!
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i've been trying to connect to my friends computer from mine and can't get it to work. i think its because of our networks. i have wireless he has the wired type (o well)
can anybody help me!???
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I'm not 100% positive, but I don't think him being wired and you being wireless has anything to do with it. What program are u using to remote?
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Actually, I am positive, I just tried it and it worked. I'm wired and my sis is wireless and I was still able to get into hers in Cali
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twmspro - are either of you behind a router? that has everything to do
with it if you are.
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should that make a difference unflux, i'm behind a router as well
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i have a router and i use pcAnywhere


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it definitely could. if your router isn't IP forwarding, then you won't get the remote request to connect.

What I mean is, from outside the router, you are connecting to the
external IP of the router, and not directly to your pc, which is using an
internal IP (i.e. 192.168.x.x). In your router, you have to set the
forwarding to the internal IP.
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i posted a little more about this here --
http://www.ozzu.com/viewtopic.php?t=1842

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