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Windows 7 Remote Desktop Server

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Marlin Guy, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Marlin Guy

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  2. carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    It's similar. It's not like running terminal services on Server 2003/2008. Only one person can connect remotely at a time.
     
  3. dennisj00

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    And it gives you the console for the desktop. If someone logs back into the desktop, the remote is logged out.
     
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    Note that remote access has been around since Windows NT. It isn't something that showed up recently.

    It is available in all versions of Windows that support NTFS (not a requirement, just a handy point of reference).

    As carlsbad_bol_fan points out, it allows you to take control of the Windows Desktop as opposed to running a virtual machine.
     
  5. HDJulie

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    I use it all the time to connect to my PC at work (Win 7 at home & Win 7 at work). I don't find it really any different from when I used it to connect when both PC's were XP.
     
  6. ShapeGSX

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    There is a hack to enable simultaneous user login on all versions of Windows 7, too. Works great. I can remote log into my desktop PC while my wife is using it on her account.
     
  7. Getteau

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    link please. I could definitely use that on a few machines at work.
     
  8. ShapeGSX

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    Here you go:
    http://www.missingremote.com/guide/how-enable-concurrent-sessions-windows-7-service-pack-1-rtm

    Basically, it replaces termsrv.dll from Windows 7 with one from Windows Server.

    The tricky part is getting around all of the protections that Windows 7 puts on the system directories. The script in the above link will automate the replacement and even tests the connection for you.

    I think you have to get an account at MissingRemote.com in order for the file download to show up, though.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    Of course this would also violate the terms of Windows 7.
     
  10. ShapeGSX

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    Yup. Probably not the best thing to do at a business. Personally, I have no issues with it at home. It helps me out a ton.
     
  11. harsh

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    I find that VNC is much easier to survive where collaboration is required.
     

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