I recently purchase a Dell laptop, which came with Windows XP Pro Media
Center 2005 Edition. This version of windows had the ability to host Remote
Desktop sessions, so that I could sign into my laptop from another computer
on my wireless network at home.
The Vista upgrade I was elligable for from Dell was Windows Vista Home
Priemium. Unfortunately, this version does not contain the ability to host
Remote Desktop sessions. This feature only comes with Vista Business and
Vista Ultimate editions.
I've read several posts on this issue, and have reveiwed the differences
between all the versions of Vista. The only reason I can think of that
Microsoft has choosen to remove the hosting capabilities of Remote Desktop
from all Home editions of Vista is for security reasons.
Granted, having this access open and available for inexperienced home users
that have not setup the proper security for their administrative accounts,
and their wireless networks, could be devistating. But, I do feel this is a
very usefull feature to have, for those experienced home users that have
multiple PCs throughout there house, that have relied on Remote Desktop for
ease of access from one PC.
Since Windows Home Premium Edition is the highest home edition available,
please consider adding this as an optional additive feature for download. It
would satisfy savy home users such as myself, yet give the
security/protection to most home users that don't need it by having home
editions install by default without it.
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