How You Get XP Home To Accept Incoming Connections From Remote Des

Posted: 03-12-2007, 05:28 AM
Is there a way that one can make Remote Desktop receive incoming connections
in Windows XP Home SP2? All of the instruction in Help & Support seem to
reference options found in XP Pro only. I want to use Remote Desktop to
remotely control another computer on my home network.

How You Get XP Home To Accept Incoming Connections From Remote Des


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Shenan Stanley
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Re: How You Get XP Home To Accept Incoming Connections From Remote Des
Posted: 03-12-2007, 01:44 PM
jatkinson wrote:
> Is there a way that one can make Remote Desktop receive incoming
> connections in Windows XP Home SP2? All of the instruction in Help
> & Support seem to reference options found in XP Pro only. I want to
> use Remote Desktop to remotely control another computer on my home
> network.
No. Remote Desktop is a Windows XP Professional (and supersets/future OS)
and server series component.
It is not included in Windows XP Home Edition.

For Windows XP Home edition - I suggest you utilize a third party product
like UltraVNC.

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Tony
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Re: How You Get XP Home To Accept Incoming Connections From Remote
Posted: 03-12-2007, 08:13 PM
I have XP Pro at home and XP Home at work. Both systems have the Remote
Desktop Connection found in: All Programs/Assesories/Communications

I'm also trying to connect to my XO Home system from my laptop running XP
Pro and have a connection problem.

I have a static IP on both PC's. Both are behind Linksys routers. Both
routers have port 3389 forwardrd to their respective XP System behind it.

I've even added remote Desktop to the exclusions in Windows Firewall but
cannot connect to it.

I verified the IP address I have just before I connect and my ISP says they
are not blocking any IP's.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Tony

"Shenan Stanley" wrote:
> jatkinson wrote:
> > Is there a way that one can make Remote Desktop receive incoming
> > connections in Windows XP Home SP2? All of the instruction in Help
> > & Support seem to reference options found in XP Pro only. I want to
> > use Remote Desktop to remotely control another computer on my home
> > network.
>
> No. Remote Desktop is a Windows XP Professional (and supersets/future OS)
> and server series component.
> It is not included in Windows XP Home Edition.
>
> For Windows XP Home edition - I suggest you utilize a third party product
> like UltraVNC.
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>
>
Shenan Stanley
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Re: How You Get XP Home To Accept Incoming Connections From Remote
Posted: 03-12-2007, 08:38 PM
jatkinson wrote:
> Is there a way that one can make Remote Desktop receive incoming
> connections in Windows XP Home SP2? All of the instruction in Help
> & Support seem to reference options found in XP Pro only. I want
> to use Remote Desktop to remotely control another computer on my
> home network.
Shenan Stanley wrote:
> No. Remote Desktop is a Windows XP Professional (and
> supersets/future OS) and server series component.
> It is not included in Windows XP Home Edition.
>
> For Windows XP Home edition - I suggest you utilize a third party
> product like UltraVNC.
Tony wrote:
> I have XP Pro at home and XP Home at work. Both systems have the
> Remote Desktop Connection found in: All
> Programs/Assesories/Communications
>
> I'm also trying to connect to my XO Home system from my laptop
> running XP Pro and have a connection problem.
>
> I have a static IP on both PC's. Both are behind Linksys routers.
> Both routers have port 3389 forwardrd to their respective XP System
> behind it.
>
> I've even added remote Desktop to the exclusions in Windows
> Firewall but cannot connect to it.
>
> I verified the IP address I have just before I connect and my ISP
> says they are not blocking any IP's.
>
> Any ideas?

Please do not hijack existing threads.
The answer is the same.

Windows XP Home Edition does *not* contain Remote Desktop.
What you have on both systems is the Remote Desktop Client - which is no big
deal - as that can be web based or installed on practically any OS - or many
anyway. The client allows you to connect to a mcahine with the actual
Remote Desktop (Terminal Services) service. Windows XP Home Edition does
not have this - never will.

Remote Assistance: Available on all Windows XP OSes...
Remote Desktop: Available on Windows XP Professional and supersets...

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