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Win7: Home Premium or Pro for RDP over VPN

By r_widell ·
Friend #1 has an older Dell Tower that I am going to upgrade from WinXP Pro to Windows 7. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is happy with the current hardware (3.4 GHz Pentium w/ hyper-threading, 3 GB RAM and a video card that can handle Aero, plus adequate drive space).

She's currently looking for a new job, and a couple of the possibilities are as a "virtual" executive assistant. I expect that will require her to connect over a VPN via RDP.

Friend #2 is quite computer literate, but had problems making reliable connections with RDP over VPN with Win7 Home Premium on an HP laptop he bought shortly after Windows 7 went RTM.
He was working at a university at the time so he got a sweet educational discount on Win7 Ultimate. All of his connection problems went away after the upgrade.

So the question is: Did Service Pack 1 fix enough things so that RDP over VPN connections will work reliably with Windows 7 Home Premium, or will we need to install Windows 7 Pro to ensure good connectivity? (assume that adequate bandwidth exists)

Thanks for your insights,
ron

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Actually here it the version of 7 that is the problem not the Service Pack

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Win7: Home Premium or Pro ...

The lower versions do not have the ability to Join a Domain or be used over a VPN, they are for Home Users not Business Users. If you want to do this you need Pro or higher.

Col

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Thanks Col

by r_widell In reply to Win7: Home Premium or Pro ...

I was aware of reduced network functionality w/ Home, I just didn't realize that it extended all the way to VPN.

I'll install Pro.

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Thanks Col

by r_widell In reply to Win7: Home Premium or Pro ...

I was aware of reduced network functionality w/ Home, I just didn't realize that it extended all the way to VPN.

I'll install Pro.

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Thanks Col

by r_widell In reply to Win7: Home Premium or Pro ...

I was aware of reduced network functionality w/ Home, I just didn't realize that it extended all the way to VPN.

I'll install Pro.

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