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Remote Desktop question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nospam, May 21, 2010.

  1. nospam

    nospam Flightless Bird

    Hi all,

    I need to have remote access to a computer running a measuring device
    in the lab (basically to check whether the machine is running fine,
    and to interfer if I need to).

    Can I use a remote desktop connection for this?

    - I need to see the current screen with the current software running,
    i.e. not "switch users" and get an empty desktop

    - I need to be able to connect to the remote computer without user
    interaction (because there is nobody in the lab at night)...

    I considered using VNC for that, but it seems to me that a remote
    desktop connection would be more efficient in terms of CPU and network
    load.

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "nospam" <ultimatespamheap@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1b505f49-8843-412c-9537-58ba832fb08e@i31g2000vbt.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I need to have remote access to a computer running a measuring device
    > in the lab (basically to check whether the machine is running fine,
    > and to interfer if I need to).
    >
    > Can I use a remote desktop connection for this?
    >
    > - I need to see the current screen with the current software running,
    > i.e. not "switch users" and get an empty desktop
    >
    > - I need to be able to connect to the remote computer without user
    > interaction (because there is nobody in the lab at night)...
    >
    > I considered using VNC for that, but it seems to me that a remote
    > desktop connection would be more efficient in terms of CPU and network
    > load.
    >
    > Thanks for your help


    Yes, you can use Remote Desktop if the lab machine runs WinXP Professional
    and yes, you can tap into the current screen if you use the same account as
    the one that is currently in use.
     
  3. ToddAndMargo

    ToddAndMargo Flightless Bird

    On 05/21/2010 01:47 PM, nospam wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I need to have remote access to a computer running a measuring device
    > in the lab (basically to check whether the machine is running fine,
    > and to interfer if I need to).
    >
    > Can I use a remote desktop connection for this?
    >
    > - I need to see the current screen with the current software running,
    > i.e. not "switch users" and get an empty desktop
    >
    > - I need to be able to connect to the remote computer without user
    > interaction (because there is nobody in the lab at night)...
    >
    > I considered using VNC for that, but it seems to me that a remote
    > desktop connection would be more efficient in terms of CPU and network
    > load.
    >
    > Thanks for your help
    >
    >


    Hi Nospam,

    I use Ultra VNC for such purposes all the time. Does
    no seem to affect performance at all. (You will loose
    pass through printing though.)

    http://www.uvnc.com

    -T
     

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