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Windows Home Server and Remote Access RRS feed

  • Question

  • After setting up WHS, I find that one of my computers is unavailable for remote access.

    This unit is running Win XP Home Edition.

     

    Please accept my apologies in advance if the question has been ask before.

     

    Is it possible to use R/A  on this computer without upgrading to XP pro or better.

     

    Dale

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 9:28 PM

Answers

  • Microsoft deliberately does not include Remote Desktop features in XP Home. Thus you cannot remote access into the system.

    There are topics on this, but really you would have to blame someone other than the Home Server team about this. It is not their decision.
    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 10:20 PM
  • Only certain versions of Windows support incoming Remote Desktop connections:
    • Windows XP Professional
    • Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Windows XP "Enterprise" (which is just Professional with a different licensing scheme, IIRC)
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    Other versions of Windows don't support an incoming Remote Desktop connection. So no, your XP Home computer doesn't support this, and will have to be upgraded if you need Remote Desktop access to it.
    Saturday, April 12, 2008 1:06 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Microsoft deliberately does not include Remote Desktop features in XP Home. Thus you cannot remote access into the system.

    There are topics on this, but really you would have to blame someone other than the Home Server team about this. It is not their decision.
    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 10:20 PM
  • Hi,

    There are plenty of free/paid options available to get around this, from RealVNC to LogmeIn. If you do a search, you will find numerous threads.

     

    Colin

     

    Thursday, April 10, 2008 9:20 AM
  • And Vista is no different.  You need Ultimate to connect into your home computer from remote locations

     

    Friday, April 11, 2008 8:47 PM
  • Only certain versions of Windows support incoming Remote Desktop connections:
    • Windows XP Professional
    • Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Windows XP "Enterprise" (which is just Professional with a different licensing scheme, IIRC)
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    Other versions of Windows don't support an incoming Remote Desktop connection. So no, your XP Home computer doesn't support this, and will have to be upgraded if you need Remote Desktop access to it.
    Saturday, April 12, 2008 1:06 PM
    Moderator