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September 8, 2005 8:16:03 PM

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Does anyone know if Remote Desktop supports serial port input, such as that
from a joystick, from the CONTROLLING computer to the CONTROLLED computer?
Also, what of microphone input? This is regarding beta checking and testing
the software of an experimental commercial robot, without the use of
programmed networking (to work out the kinks).
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 1:07:50 AM

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No.

Perhaps the following Knowledge Base Articles will provide guidance:

Overview of Remote Assistance in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;300546

HOW TO: Configure a Computer to Receive Remote Assistance Offers in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301527&Product=winxp

Support WebCast: Using Windows Remote Assistance
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;826769&Product=winxp

Troubleshooting Remote Assistance Issues
http://www.chicagotech.net/rdesktop.htm

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"Nicholas" wrote:

| Does anyone know if Remote Desktop supports serial port input, such as that
| from a joystick, from the CONTROLLING computer to the CONTROLLED computer?
| Also, what of microphone input? This is regarding beta checking and testing
| the software of an experimental commercial robot, without the use of
| programmed networking (to work out the kinks).
September 9, 2005 10:55:07 AM

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

Is that "no" regarding Remote Assistance or Remote Desktop? I am referring
to using Remote Desktop over a local wireless network (robotic purposes), not
about using Remote Assistance or anything of the sort over an Internet
connection.

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> No.
>
> Perhaps the following Knowledge Base Articles will provide guidance:
>
> Overview of Remote Assistance in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;300546
>
> HOW TO: Configure a Computer to Receive Remote Assistance Offers in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301527&Product=winxp
>
> Support WebCast: Using Windows Remote Assistance
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;826769&Product=winxp
>
> Troubleshooting Remote Assistance Issues
> http://www.chicagotech.net/rdesktop.htm
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Nicholas" wrote:
>
> | Does anyone know if Remote Desktop supports serial port input, such as that
> | from a joystick, from the CONTROLLING computer to the CONTROLLED computer?
> | Also, what of microphone input? This is regarding beta checking and testing
> | the software of an experimental commercial robot, without the use of
> | programmed networking (to work out the kinks).
>
September 9, 2005 5:30:02 PM

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

Ah, so is it that only USB peripherals, such as Joysticks, cannot be sent
from host to remote, or does this include elder serial port Joysticks and
such as well? Unfortunately I have no way of testing this other than testing
the networking first, which, going full circle, is what this escapade will
lead to.

"Yves Leclerc" wrote:

> Remote Desktop will allow you to have access to the "remote" PC's serial
> port(s), parallel port(s) and hard drive, from the "host" unit. It will
> "send" the sound play-back to the "remote" PC. I know from personal
> experience.
>
> I know that joystick game portsm USB ports and Firewire ports will not be
> made availabel off the "host" XP PC. I am not sure if the "host" PC will
> have access to the "remote" PC's mic.
>
>
> "Nicholas" <Nicholas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7394F854-3B15-4454-8D97-932DDC388B13@microsoft.com...
> > Is that "no" regarding Remote Assistance or Remote Desktop? I am
> > referring
> > to using Remote Desktop over a local wireless network (robotic purposes),
> > not
> > about using Remote Assistance or anything of the sort over an Internet
> > connection.
> >
> > "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> No.
> >>
> >> Perhaps the following Knowledge Base Articles will provide guidance:
> >>
> >> Overview of Remote Assistance in Windows XP
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;300546
> >>
> >> HOW TO: Configure a Computer to Receive Remote Assistance Offers in
> >> Windows XP
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301527&Product=winxp
> >>
> >> Support WebCast: Using Windows Remote Assistance
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;826769&Product=winxp
> >>
> >> Troubleshooting Remote Assistance Issues
> >> http://www.chicagotech.net/rdesktop.htm
> >>
> >> --
> >> Carey Frisch
> >> Microsoft MVP
> >> Windows XP - Shell/User
> >> Microsoft Newsgroups
> >>
> >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> >> "Nicholas" wrote:
> >>
> >> | Does anyone know if Remote Desktop supports serial port input, such as
> >> that
> >> | from a joystick, from the CONTROLLING computer to the CONTROLLED
> >> computer?
> >> | Also, what of microphone input? This is regarding beta checking and
> >> testing
> >> | the software of an experimental commercial robot, without the use of
> >> | programmed networking (to work out the kinks).
> >>
>
>
>
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