[thelist] Remote Desktop Client on XP Home?

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Mon Jul 4 18:05:54 CDT 2005


Are you looking for a Remote Desktop client for Windows XP home? (per your
subject line)?

Or are you looking to access your Windows XP Home machine from your Mac?

If the latter, then "yes", it is possible (AFAIK). On the Windows XP Home
machine, send a "Remote Assistance" request (to yourself on the Mac). Once
you have the Remote Assistance request on your Mac, you (hopefully) should be
able to connect to the Windows XP Home machine.



: -----Original Message-----
: From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-
: bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Jono Young
: Sent: Monday, 4 July 2005 11:21 PM
: To: thelist lists.evolt.org
: Subject: [thelist] Remote Desktop Client on XP Home?
: I need a bit of help with a PC running XP Home.  I bought a low-end
: Dell a few weeks ago for the sole purpose of testing websites in IE 5
: +  The Dell came with XP Home Edition installed.  Recently, I
: discovered that I can install Remote Desktop on my Mac so that I can
: run and test IE 5+ (on the PC) right from my Mac's desktop.  Cool!  I
: don't even need to use the PC to test those browsers, or do I?
: Apparently only XP Professional can run Remote Desktop Services, so
: it looks like I cannot use Remote Desktop on my MAc to access PC
: browsers?
: Does anyone have a suggestion?  Are there Shareware/Freeware
: applications for XP Home that do the same thing?  I know very little
: about XP Home as an operating system, I am a long time Mac user, and
: pretty much bought a $200 version of Internet Explorer when I
: purchased this Dell.  Virtual PC is an option, but I really, really,
: don't want to but that on my Mac.  There must be another option, I
: just am unfamiliar with it at this point, right?
: Remote Desktop info for XP:
: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/
: remoteintro.mspx
: Remote Desktop Client for Mac:
: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?
: pid=remotedesktopclient
: Anybody else out there have a similar setup that works for them, or a
: good suggestion?

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