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Can I use MS RDP to control a remote Windows 2000 computer?

by TruckerDave / November 16, 2004 3:57 AM PST

I have a user who has Windows 2000pro on her work computer and home pc. I have installed MS's RDP client on her home pc, but am unable to access her work computer via our VPN.
I don't want to go to any 3rd party apps because the learning curve for this user is a rocky road....
Any thoughts?

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Re: Can I use MS RDP to control a remote Windows 2000 comput
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2004 6:25 AM PST

Without "any 3rd party apps", I'll write no.

I found TightVNC to be quite easy, but that's not up for discussion, is it?

Bob

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Re: Can I use MS RDP to control a remote Windows 2000 comput
by TruckerDave / November 16, 2004 7:33 AM PST

Thanks for the suggestion. I've already looked at TightVNC. It IS easy, but in the long run it may be easier for me to upgrade her work computer to XP, and make it look like 2000pro. I'm hoping that I won't have to do that, but if it's my only option....

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Just a future issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2004 8:42 AM PST

If you wanted to use the remote desktop, be aware it is a security risk we discussed in the Security Forum. TightVNC doesn't have that risk and this is a small box to discuss it. It has to do with how most people don't pick passwords for accounts and more.

Beyond that issue, the firewalls people and ISP's install as well as XP SP2 will have you learning such as well.

Bob

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