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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10

    Remote Desktop control


    Hi! Don't know under which subcategory to post this.
    Can remote desktop control be achieved without 3rd party programs, just with Windows settings? Trying to connect with possibly 2 PCs running Windows (not at the same time), via the Internet. So I need to connect via the WAN, not with PCs on the same LAN. Thanks in advance for any tip.

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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Have a look at this, How to Access Windows Remote Desktop Over the Internet . And this, Connect to another computer using Remote Desktop Connection - Microsoft Windows Help. What OS are the PC's you want to connect running? Depending on what version is installed you may be able to remote desktop out but not in?
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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Thanks, alphanumeric. Appreciate the info. I'll sort this out and go from there.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    I can remember trying to do it on two Windows 7 Home Premium PC's and it wouldn't work. The host had to be 7 Pro for you to be able to remote in to it. I think it was the host? Anyway looks like you've got some reading to do.
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    Thank you. Since then I also found a program called TeamViewer, and I put it to work. It has a free license and I like it! I'll do more of the reading when I've got more time.
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