Can't my wife and I both log into our home PC at the same ..

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My home PC's running XP SP2 with all the updates. I also have my office
laptop. I disabled the fast-user switching feature (the empty blue login
screen) so that my home pc would act like my office laptop. That is, we have
to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to log in, and logging out to let my wife switch to
her account means I have to close all my programs first. It's annoying, but
the office IT guy said that would make our home PC much more secure.

Sometimes when I'm at work, I need to access my home PC and I use Remote
Connection and it works fine when no one's home. But when my wife comes home
and logs in, that logs me out from my remote session.

Any way to make it so that we can both use our home PC simultaneously?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Harlan Witherspoon wrote:
    > My home PC's running XP SP2 with all the updates. I also have my
    > office laptop. I disabled the fast-user switching feature (the
    > empty blue login screen) so that my home pc would act like my office
    > laptop. That is, we have to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to log in, and
    > logging out to let my wife switch to her account means I have to
    > close all my programs first. It's annoying, but the office IT guy
    > said that would make our home PC much more secure.
    >
    > Sometimes when I'm at work, I need to access my home PC and I use
    > Remote Connection and it works fine when no one's home. But when my
    > wife comes home and logs in, that logs me out from my remote session.
    >
    > Any way to make it so that we can both use our home PC simultaneously?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.

    Yes and no..
    Assuming XP Professional, there is an unsupported hack out there to allow
    multiple Remote Desktop connections..
    Google for it.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, one such hack, apparently involving an
    SP2 RC1 version of termsrv.dll, did not work for me. I think it's because I
    have disabled the XP feature called fast user switching, which my office IT
    people tell me is not a good idea.

    Oh, well...maybe the next windows version will finally support family
    computing to the fullest!

    "Shenan Stanley" wrote:

    > Harlan Witherspoon wrote:
    > > My home PC's running XP SP2 with all the updates. I also have my
    > > office laptop. I disabled the fast-user switching feature (the
    > > empty blue login screen) so that my home pc would act like my office
    > > laptop. That is, we have to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to log in, and
    > > logging out to let my wife switch to her account means I have to
    > > close all my programs first. It's annoying, but the office IT guy
    > > said that would make our home PC much more secure.
    > >
    > > Sometimes when I'm at work, I need to access my home PC and I use
    > > Remote Connection and it works fine when no one's home. But when my
    > > wife comes home and logs in, that logs me out from my remote session.
    > >
    > > Any way to make it so that we can both use our home PC simultaneously?
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > Yes and no..
    > Assuming XP Professional, there is an unsupported hack out there to allow
    > multiple Remote Desktop connections..
    > Google for it.
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Well, I use Fast User Switching on my home XP Pro PC's. Personally I don't consider it a risk...

    --

    Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

    Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual benefit of all of us...
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    "Harlan Witherspoon" <HarlanWitherspoon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C59AD113-3016-4671-8530-4000940EFFF9@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, one such hack, apparently involving an
    > SP2 RC1 version of termsrv.dll, did not work for me. I think it's because I
    > have disabled the XP feature called fast user switching, which my office IT
    > people tell me is not a good idea.
    >
    > Oh, well...maybe the next windows version will finally support family
    > computing to the fullest!
    >
    > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    >
    >> Harlan Witherspoon wrote:
    >> > My home PC's running XP SP2 with all the updates. I also have my
    >> > office laptop. I disabled the fast-user switching feature (the
    >> > empty blue login screen) so that my home pc would act like my office
    >> > laptop. That is, we have to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to log in, and
    >> > logging out to let my wife switch to her account means I have to
    >> > close all my programs first. It's annoying, but the office IT guy
    >> > said that would make our home PC much more secure.
    >> >
    >> > Sometimes when I'm at work, I need to access my home PC and I use
    >> > Remote Connection and it works fine when no one's home. But when my
    >> > wife comes home and logs in, that logs me out from my remote session.
    >> >
    >> > Any way to make it so that we can both use our home PC simultaneously?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks in advance.
    >>
    >> Yes and no..
    >> Assuming XP Professional, there is an unsupported hack out there to allow
    >> multiple Remote Desktop connections..
    >> Google for it.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Shenan Stanley
    >> MS-MVP
    >> --
    >>
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    Any way in standard Win XP Pro to allow for multiple users logged on at the
    same time, one remotely and the other locally? Both accounts are
    non-Administrator accounts.

    If not within standard Windows, any third party software that would allow it?

    Thanks a bunch,
    Eduardo

    "Shenan Stanley" wrote:

    > Harlan Witherspoon wrote:
    > > My home PC's running XP SP2 with all the updates. I also have my
    > > office laptop. I disabled the fast-user switching feature (the
    > > empty blue login screen) so that my home pc would act like my office
    > > laptop. That is, we have to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to log in, and
    > > logging out to let my wife switch to her account means I have to
    > > close all my programs first. It's annoying, but the office IT guy
    > > said that would make our home PC much more secure.
    > >
    > > Sometimes when I'm at work, I need to access my home PC and I use
    > > Remote Connection and it works fine when no one's home. But when my
    > > wife comes home and logs in, that logs me out from my remote session.
    > >
    > > Any way to make it so that we can both use our home PC simultaneously?
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > Yes and no..
    > Assuming XP Professional, there is an unsupported hack out there to allow
    > multiple Remote Desktop connections..
    > Google for it.
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Look at using VNC (any flavor). Personally I use and recommend UltraVNC. Get the server, client and
    encryption plug-in from...

    http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/

    Note its not really like UNIX where you can have multiple X sessions going at one time...

    --

    Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

    Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual benefit of all of us...
    The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights...


    "Eduardo Pietri" <EduardoPietri@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:38F44B03-EBD3-4371-AA4F-BDE5EC6F9BE5@microsoft.com...
    > Any way in standard Win XP Pro to allow for multiple users logged on at the
    > same time, one remotely and the other locally? Both accounts are
    > non-Administrator accounts.
    >
    > If not within standard Windows, any third party software that would allow it?
    >
    > Thanks a bunch,
    > Eduardo
    >
    > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    >
    >> Harlan Witherspoon wrote:
    >> > My home PC's running XP SP2 with all the updates. I also have my
    >> > office laptop. I disabled the fast-user switching feature (the
    >> > empty blue login screen) so that my home pc would act like my office
    >> > laptop. That is, we have to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to log in, and
    >> > logging out to let my wife switch to her account means I have to
    >> > close all my programs first. It's annoying, but the office IT guy
    >> > said that would make our home PC much more secure.
    >> >
    >> > Sometimes when I'm at work, I need to access my home PC and I use
    >> > Remote Connection and it works fine when no one's home. But when my
    >> > wife comes home and logs in, that logs me out from my remote session.
    >> >
    >> > Any way to make it so that we can both use our home PC simultaneously?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks in advance.
    >>
    >> Yes and no..
    >> Assuming XP Professional, there is an unsupported hack out there to allow
    >> multiple Remote Desktop connections..
    >> Google for it.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Shenan Stanley
    >> MS-MVP
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >>
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