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Trying to connect to a VMware virtual comptuer from a remote desktop connection and which computers hardware will be used?

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July 23, 2014 12:48:36 AM

Hi, first of all I apologize if this post is in the wrong forum, I'm not really sure what forum to post this in. Now for my question.
So a few Days ago I made a windows 7 ultimate 64bit virtual computer with VMware, and so I made it just fine. Now my question is, can I connect to this computer through remote desktop connection, or a different program instead of that so I can access this thing from my friends house? And if I can, will the virtual computers hardware be used to run any applications on it or will my friends computers hardware be used? His computer really really sucks, and I want him to play some games with me, and I have enough hardware, to do this, if it's possible.
My hardware:
I7-3820
Evga Gtx 670
16gb Corsair Vengance 1600 MHz ram.

Now is there like a game streaming program that I could install on this computer instead, and if this works, would there be a lot of lag on it???
Thank you for all the help and support you can offer me!

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July 23, 2014 2:05:21 AM

legodude said:
Hi, first of all I apologize if this post is in the wrong forum, I'm not really sure what forum to post this in. Now for my question.
So a few Days ago I made a windows 7 ultimate 64bit virtual computer with VMware, and so I made it just fine. Now my question is, can I connect to this computer through remote desktop connection, or a different program instead of that so I can access this thing from my friends house? And if I can, will the virtual computers hardware be used to run any applications on it or will my friends computers hardware be used? His computer really really sucks, and I want him to play some games with me, and I have enough hardware, to do this, if it's possible.
My hardware:
I7-3820
Evga Gtx 670
16gb Corsair Vengance 1600 MHz ram.

Now is there like a game streaming program that I could install on this computer instead, and if this works, would there be a lot of lag on it???
Thank you for all the help and support you can offer me!


Hi,

VMWare Workstation has a built-in server for sharing virtual machines, sort of like a mini VSphere. Shared virtual machines can be accessed by all users on the same computer as well as shared over an IP network. You can use a VMWare Workstation client to access shared virtual machines running on any other VMWare Workstation or virtual machines running on VMWare VSphere. I do not believe that the free VMWare Player has this ability. When machines are accessed this way they will be rendered as if the user was at the machine that the virtual machine is running on and then image compressed in real time for network transmission.

You can also use the Remote Desktop feature in Windows to connect to the virtual machine remotely. Newer versions of Remote Desktop offload significant portions of the rendering to the remotely connected client; this makes the environment look cleaner and appear more responsive but poor connectivity may cause some issues.
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July 23, 2014 2:10:53 AM

Pinhedd said:
legodude said:
Hi, first of all I apologize if this post is in the wrong forum, I'm not really sure what forum to post this in. Now for my question.
So a few Days ago I made a windows 7 ultimate 64bit virtual computer with VMware, and so I made it just fine. Now my question is, can I connect to this computer through remote desktop connection, or a different program instead of that so I can access this thing from my friends house? And if I can, will the virtual computers hardware be used to run any applications on it or will my friends computers hardware be used? His computer really really sucks, and I want him to play some games with me, and I have enough hardware, to do this, if it's possible.
My hardware:
I7-3820
Evga Gtx 670
16gb Corsair Vengance 1600 MHz ram.

Now is there like a game streaming program that I could install on this computer instead, and if this works, would there be a lot of lag on it???
Thank you for all the help and support you can offer me!


Hi,

VMWare Workstation has a built-in server for sharing virtual machines, sort of like a mini VSphere. Shared virtual machines can be accessed by all users on the same computer as well as shared over an IP network. You can use a VMWare Workstation client to access shared virtual machines running on any other VMWare Workstation or virtual machines running on VMWare VSphere. I do not believe that the free VMWare Player has this ability. When machines are accessed this way they will be rendered as if the user was at the machine that the virtual machine is running on and then image compressed in real time for network transmission.

You can also use the Remote Desktop feature in Windows to connect to the virtual machine remotely. Newer versions of Remote Desktop offload significant portions of the rendering to the remotely connected client; this makes the environment look cleaner and appear more responsive but poor connectivity may cause some issues.


Ok, Thanks for the quick reply! So then my friend should be able to play on it? If they were however, what does that mean about the lag over the connection? Or do you know of a program that allows game streaming over a connection?
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July 23, 2014 12:03:19 PM

legodude said:
Pinhedd said:
legodude said:
Hi, first of all I apologize if this post is in the wrong forum, I'm not really sure what forum to post this in. Now for my question.
So a few Days ago I made a windows 7 ultimate 64bit virtual computer with VMware, and so I made it just fine. Now my question is, can I connect to this computer through remote desktop connection, or a different program instead of that so I can access this thing from my friends house? And if I can, will the virtual computers hardware be used to run any applications on it or will my friends computers hardware be used? His computer really really sucks, and I want him to play some games with me, and I have enough hardware, to do this, if it's possible.
My hardware:
I7-3820
Evga Gtx 670
16gb Corsair Vengance 1600 MHz ram.

Now is there like a game streaming program that I could install on this computer instead, and if this works, would there be a lot of lag on it???
Thank you for all the help and support you can offer me!


Hi,

VMWare Workstation has a built-in server for sharing virtual machines, sort of like a mini VSphere. Shared virtual machines can be accessed by all users on the same computer as well as shared over an IP network. You can use a VMWare Workstation client to access shared virtual machines running on any other VMWare Workstation or virtual machines running on VMWare VSphere. I do not believe that the free VMWare Player has this ability. When machines are accessed this way they will be rendered as if the user was at the machine that the virtual machine is running on and then image compressed in real time for network transmission.

You can also use the Remote Desktop feature in Windows to connect to the virtual machine remotely. Newer versions of Remote Desktop offload significant portions of the rendering to the remotely connected client; this makes the environment look cleaner and appear more responsive but poor connectivity may cause some issues.


Ok, Thanks for the quick reply! So then my friend should be able to play on it? If they were however, what does that mean about the lag over the connection? Or do you know of a program that allows game streaming over a connection?


You can try it, but it's not going to work very well. Gaming inside of virtual machines is possible but the performance will be limited.
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July 23, 2014 12:07:56 PM

You are not going to be able to play games over a network like this. The bandwidth just won't be up to the job. And to access it in the way you describe would mean opening up your network to the outside world in a way that I would not recommend.
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