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Anonymous
July 30, 2005 5:45:01 PM

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I have two computers both have XP Home- one connects to the router via
wireless the other via cable. How can I see the desktop of the remote
computer so that I can access programmes on the remote computer? I can see
shared files OK between the two but I cant get beyond that.
Anonymous
July 30, 2005 8:56:14 PM

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Rog wrote:
> I have two computers both have XP Home- one connects to the router via
> wireless the other via cable. How can I see the desktop of the remote
> computer so that I can access programmes on the remote computer? I
> can see shared files OK between the two but I cant get beyond that.

XP Home only has Remote Assistance - meaning someone must be on the other
computer to accept a request to assist.
You could install something similar to UltraVNC, however.

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July 31, 2005 1:41:00 AM

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You won't be able to do that with XP Home. You need XP Pro OS or some other
program such as UltraVNC.


"Rog" <Rog@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B2BE76CF-A990-47AA-A4EB-6CBDEC97AFBD@microsoft.com...
>I have two computers both have XP Home- one connects to the router via
> wireless the other via cable. How can I see the desktop of the remote
> computer so that I can access programmes on the remote computer? I can
> see
> shared files OK between the two but I cant get beyond that.
Anonymous
July 31, 2005 5:53:01 AM

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Thanks
I will load UltraVNC and see how I get on!

"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> Rog wrote:
> > I have two computers both have XP Home- one connects to the router via
> > wireless the other via cable. How can I see the desktop of the remote
> > computer so that I can access programmes on the remote computer? I
> > can see shared files OK between the two but I cant get beyond that.
>
> XP Home only has Remote Assistance - meaning someone must be on the other
> computer to accept a request to assist.
> You could install something similar to UltraVNC, however.
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>
>
!