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Anonymous
April 26, 2004 8:03:31 PM

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I have 2 PCs, each running XP Home, in two different locations, one at my
workshop and one at home.
They both have dial-up internet access.
I would like to be able to access the one at the workshop from the one at
home.
I would prefer to be able to run applications remotely, but even file
sharing would be a good start.
I have been told that XP Home doesn't have something called "remote
desktop", so I don't think I can use that. Is this correct?
Can I use something called VPN in my situation, or would I need a dedicated
server or something like that to use VPN?
A friend has a copy of "PC Anywhere" (From Symantec, I think) that he
doesn't want. Would "PC Anywhere" be a good solution?

Thanks very much,

Chris



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Anonymous
April 26, 2004 8:03:32 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

Yes, PCAnywhere is just a third-party solution that mimics Remote Desktop functionality. If its
free, then why not. The only qualification to that is you need at least version 10.5.1 or later, or
so I understand. Check the PCAnywhere support pages for more about that.

Otherwise, a VPN is one solution as is UltraVNC, a *FREE* remote access/control program, with the
encryption plug-in...

http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server....
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn.htm

Get the UltraVNC server and client and encryption plug-in software from...

http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
http://home.comcast.net/%7Emsrc4plugin/

You could also run UltraVNC through the VPN tunnel with encryption if desired...

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"Chris Falner" <cfalner@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:uQeNzk8KEHA.1764@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I have 2 PCs, each running XP Home, in two different locations, one at my
> workshop and one at home.
> They both have dial-up internet access.
> I would like to be able to access the one at the workshop from the one at
> home.
> I would prefer to be able to run applications remotely, but even file
> sharing would be a good start.
> I have been told that XP Home doesn't have something called "remote
> desktop", so I don't think I can use that. Is this correct?
> Can I use something called VPN in my situation, or would I need a dedicated
> server or something like that to use VPN?
> A friend has a copy of "PC Anywhere" (From Symantec, I think) that he
> doesn't want. Would "PC Anywhere" be a good solution?
>
> Thanks very much,
>
> Chris
>
>
>
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> Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> Version: 6.0.669 / Virus Database: 431 - Release Date: 4/26/04
>
>
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