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jack c.
hey mate:what is the difference is there a difference between remote desktop
connection and remote desktop web connection?please explain.
thanks,jack
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    Remote desktop Connection:

    Install executable on remote system (need to have permission to do this, of
    course), executable contacts the host system, and off you go.

    Remote Desktop Web Connection:

    1) install (and harden! and patch) IIS on the host system, including the
    RDWC piece.
    2) open ports in the firewall for both IIS and Remote Desktop (80 and 3389,
    TCP, by default)
    3) From a remote system, use Internet Explorer to connect to the host's IIS.
    This will upload a signed ActiveX control (remote system must be configured
    to allow such an operation, and the user must assent to the installation)
    ActiveX control then contacts the host over port 3389 and off you go.

    The Web Connection method has significantly more complexity than the simple
    Remote Desktop connection. It doesn't involve any advance preparation at
    the remote end of things, but if the remote end is locked down (in a
    corporate or educational setting)--neither method should work.


    "jack c." <jackc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1EC6FAD2-16AA-4990-B617-8F4B48A8C537@microsoft.com...
    > jack c.
    > hey mate:what is the difference is there a difference between remote
    > desktop
    > connection and remote desktop web connection?please explain.
    > thanks,jack
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    FYI to 'jack'... The web based method can not be used with a PocketPC, AFAIK...

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    "Bill Sanderson" <Bill_Sanderson@msn.com.plugh.org> wrote in message
    news:O9MoWN91EHA.2600@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Remote desktop Connection:
    >
    > Install executable on remote system (need to have permission to do this, of course), executable
    > contacts the host system, and off you go.
    >
    > Remote Desktop Web Connection:
    >
    > 1) install (and harden! and patch) IIS on the host system, including the RDWC piece.
    > 2) open ports in the firewall for both IIS and Remote Desktop (80 and 3389, TCP, by default)
    > 3) From a remote system, use Internet Explorer to connect to the host's IIS. This will upload a
    > signed ActiveX control (remote system must be configured to allow such an operation, and the user
    > must assent to the installation) ActiveX control then contacts the host over port 3389 and off you
    > go.
    >
    > The Web Connection method has significantly more complexity than the simple Remote Desktop
    > connection. It doesn't involve any advance preparation at the remote end of things, but if the
    > remote end is locked down (in a corporate or educational setting)--neither method should work.
    >
    >
    > "jack c." <jackc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1EC6FAD2-16AA-4990-B617-8F4B48A8C537@microsoft.com...
    >> jack c.
    >> hey mate:what is the difference is there a difference between remote desktop
    >> connection and remote desktop web connection?please explain.
    >> thanks,jack
    >
    >
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