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Remote Desktop -- Does it Work From Vista Home Basic?

By rgilinsky ·
Will remote desktop client work from Vista Home Basic? Does it ship with it?

My host is a Windows 2003 sp2 Server. My clients are currently Windows XP Pro. I want to add a new Vista client, and I want to know which level of Vista I must buy.

If Vista Home does not ship with remote desktop client, can I copy mstsc.exe from my XP Pro machine and run it on Vista Home?

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Home Basic

by deerek11 In reply to Remote Desktop -- Does it ...

Vista Home does have the remote desktop built in to allow you to remote to other windows systems but you will not be able to remote to it nor join it to a domain.

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Which Vista Will Allow Joining Domain?

by rgilinsky In reply to Home Basic

Thanks for the reply. That's helpful. I want to be able to make my Vista machine a part of my domain. Will Home Premum allow that, or do I have to step up to Vista Business?

My current clients are running either XP Pro or W2000 Pro, and, of course, they are part of my domain.

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Vista on a domain

by caers In reply to Which Vista Will Allow Jo ...

Hi rgilinsky,

Vista Business, Ultimate and Enterprise editions allow joining a domain. Similar to Windows XP, the two Home editions do not.

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