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Vista Premium - Remote Desktop Connection

  1. #1


    colddove Guest

    Vista Premium - Remote Desktop Connection

    Can anyone tell me why they didn't include it with at least Premium? Also,
    are there anyways of connecting to a Premium machine using any form of
    remote desktop?


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  2. #2


    Dave Guest

    Re: Vista Premium - Remote Desktop Connection

    Dunno..

    You can use VNC, (I use TightVNC) or LogMeIn.
    https://secure.logmein.com/products/free/






    "colddove" <colddove@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1225ED4C-AA58-4A12-B009-273D4D1B0E0D@microsoft.com...
    > Can anyone tell me why they didn't include it with at least Premium? Also,
    > are there anyways of connecting to a Premium machine using any form of
    > remote desktop?



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  3. #3


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Vista Premium - Remote Desktop Connection

    Hi,

    It was a business decision to include RD hosting only in Business and
    Ultimate. Home Premium is meant for a stand-alone machine in the user's
    (guess what?) home. You cannot use HP as an RD host, but there are third
    party tools that will do this.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "colddove" <colddove@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1225ED4C-AA58-4A12-B009-273D4D1B0E0D@microsoft.com...
    > Can anyone tell me why they didn't include it with at least Premium? Also,
    > are there anyways of connecting to a Premium machine using any form of
    > remote desktop?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Vista Premium - Remote Desktop Connection

    "colddove" <colddove@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1225ED4C-AA58-4A12-B009-273D4D1B0E0D@microsoft.com...
    > Can anyone tell me why they didn't include it with at least Premium? Also,
    > are there anyways of connecting to a Premium machine using any form of
    > remote desktop?




    Vista Home Premium does not have the advanced networking that the
    professional editions have, as it is a consumer home version, just like XP
    Home Edition.

    You could use a version of VNC instead. I recommend UltraVNC. It's free.

    http://www.uvnc.com/


    There are other programs, but one that I find very useful as well is
    TeamViewer. It's very easy for me to show friends how to get it running on
    their machine when they want me to connect to them to sort their machine
    out. It's much simpler to configure than VNC. This is free too, for
    personal use.

    http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx


    ss.


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  5. #5


    Mobile PhD Guest

    RE: Vista Premium - Remote Desktop Connection

    You could also look into doing the Vista Anytime Upgrade to upgrade to Vista
    Ultimate, which would allow you to keep all the media related functions of
    Home Premium AND get the advanced networking features of Business(i.e. RDP).
    You would also gain BitLocker drive encryption. I think it is in the $180
    range, so it's not cheap, but it is worth it if you are a power user.

    "colddove" wrote:

    > Can anyone tell me why they didn't include it with at least Premium? Also,
    > are there anyways of connecting to a Premium machine using any form of
    > remote desktop?
    >
    >


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  6. #6


    Lang Murphy Guest

    Re: Vista Premium - Remote Desktop Connection

    "colddove" <colddove@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1225ED4C-AA58-4A12-B009-273D4D1B0E0D@microsoft.com...
    > Can anyone tell me why they didn't include it with at least Premium? Also,
    > are there anyways of connecting to a Premium machine using any form of
    > remote desktop?



    As others have responded... Vista Home <Basic/Premium> follows the XP
    convention of providing RDC... in XP, Home did not offer the ability to act
    as an RDC host, only Pro and MCE (based on Pro) offered that.

    And... as others have responded... VNC works and it's free.

    Lang


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