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By cyberjan ·
I am trying to connect a win xp Prof computer to a win xp home computer.
Since remote desktop wont work in xphome I used netmeeting. It does work and I can do my quickbooks remotely, but I have to have someone at the home computer giving me permission to take control and to answer the call. Is there a way of taking over a winxp home computer without anyone needing to be there???
thanks jan

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to remote desktop

Try PC Anywhere from Symantec:
http://www.symantec.com/home_homeoffice/products/remote_pc_fax/pca115/features.html

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by jasonbis In reply to remote desktop

I am confused as to what you mean when you say remote desktop won't work in XP Home. It works on any Windows OS. It comes built into XP but you can install it on any other OS you want. You can configure remote desktop so you don't have to get permission. Below is the excerpt from Microsoft.

Note The Remote Desktop Connection software is pre-installed with Windows XP. To run it, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection. This software package can also be found on the Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition product CDs and can be installed on any supported Windows platform. To install from the CD, insert the disc into the target machine's CD-ROM drive, select Perform Additional Tasks, and then click Install Remote Desktop Connection.

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Yes it is installed but you cannot be the "host" computer if you have the xp home. I need the info on the home computer.

If I wanted to pay for a service i would buy the quickbooks service.

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by rharrelson In reply to remote desktop

Remote Desktop does work on Home edition you just have to install it they figure home users don't need it pre-installed. If you don't want to use that use VNC its free and is pretty good.

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by cyberjan In reply to

It is installed it can not be the host computer.
So noone knows how to configure netmeeting??
I have vnc but it is easier to use something already on the computer since i dont have to go there in person.

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