At least not with Windows. If it were Linux or any other *nix, it would be trivially easy, but Windows doesn't have this ability. At least not without some rather expensive software.
I suppose if what you want to do can be done via the command line, you could use SSH, but that's about your only real option.
I have a windows xp media center machine that i have hooked up to big screen and use as a dvr/gaming machine. Everything works as it should, but i would like to be able to administer it while watching movies/tv/ etc. I use tightVNC to manage it from my laptop, which is wonderful through its easy web interface. The only problem is that since i only have one monitor set up, i can only see what is shown on the big screen. AKA, no administering while watching movies. I would like to find a way around that.
Here is my set up:
Intel DG965WH board
ATI Radeon x1600 pro
Windows Media Center with all applicable updates
I would like to find a way to remotely log in and view something other than is being shown on the big screen. Whether that is by setting-up some sort of virtual monitor or through another VNC tool, I am open to any suggestions.
Thanks in advance for the help.