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Connect Adroid 4.2 (jb) to Win 8.1 via remote desktop

by Mr.Bill.08 / November 30, 2013 5:24 AM PST

I want to use my Andriod 4.2 (jelly bean) tablet to remotely connect to my home PC running Windows 8.1.

I have my PC setup for home theatre (dedicated), and I want to use the tablet to run the PC desktop (remotely) from my couch via my home network. The direction of control would be from tablet to PC (I'm not sure which is considered host/client) ..

I've downloaded the Microsoft Remote Desktop app via the 'Store' to my tablet already, but it seems I need Win8 Pro to make it all come together .. unless someone can walk me through how to connect it all using my Win8.1 version .....

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2013 5:50 AM PST

The last time I did this I used VNC. But setup varies with every network so it's rare to find more than a guide.

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Full RDC
by Mr.Bill.08 / November 30, 2013 7:33 AM PST
In reply to: MSFT RDP?

Windows 8.1 (standard) only allows for Remote Desktop Assistance. Windows 8.1 Pro allows for full Remote Desktop Control and access ...

I'll look at VNC .. thanks for the suggestion ..

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I know RDP
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2013 7:47 AM PST
In reply to: Full RDC

But that's MSFT and Android, well, MSFT has no love for that.

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Umm ..
by Mr.Bill.08 / December 4, 2013 12:59 PM PST
In reply to: I know RDP

... MSFT ... ?? ....

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(NT) Stock symbol for a certain company?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2013 2:12 PM PST
In reply to: Umm ..
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I will give you a hint....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / December 4, 2013 8:58 PM PST
In reply to: Umm .. is related to a thing primarily made of glass in most rooms of your house.

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I love this game ..
by Mr.Bill.08 / December 5, 2013 1:46 AM PST

You mean .... Lightbulbs ??? .. <he says with a smirk> ...

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MSFT and Android.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2013 1:55 AM PST
In reply to: I love this game ..

Sort of the Hatfield and McCoy story. While all this is fun, you know to not expect any co-operation.

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