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babip
19-06-2009, 10:48 AM
Hi
Now then when I have small home network (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=99740) created I am using mostly from my bedroom while my dad works
in his bedroom.
The problem now I am getting that when I want to RDP (Remote desktop ) with my user login to my dads laptop, I can do it easily, BUT
This RDP session logs my dad out from his log in. It means at the given time either him or myself can log in

My question is :
What should I do to rdp to my dad laptop so he can continue his work in his user account and I can rdp to my user account from my laptop. ?

My both Laptop Configuration:
- Windows XP SP2
- 3g Ram
- Both has 2 windows users (me and dad)
- Both Enabled Remote desktop & Remote assistant Turned ON

Rob99
19-06-2009, 10:54 AM
Try ultra vnc
http://www.uvnc.com/

babip
19-06-2009, 11:02 AM
Sweet, Give it a go tonight - Thanks.
Just few question before i go ahead...
- Will these replace my existing Router setting & RDP settings ?
- Is this like Client & Server ?

Rob99
19-06-2009, 11:07 AM
Will these replace my existing Router setting & RDP settings ?No


Is this like Client & Server ?Yes, you would install the server on your dads computer and the viewer on yours.

wratterus
19-06-2009, 11:17 AM
+1 for UVNC. Great program.

babip
19-06-2009, 11:18 AM
No

Yes, you would install the server on your dads computer and the viewer on yours.

Cool Rob, Sounds simple enough..sure will do it tonight.
Thanks :clap

SolMiester
19-06-2009, 11:58 AM
Sounds like you want 2 sessions at once, yours and your dads, but you cant with XP!, thats server 2003 terminal services...!

wainuitech
19-06-2009, 12:01 PM
Sure you are not complicating things ??

If you have remote desktop, the person who is being connected to will have a hard time working - the remote user ( YOU) takes over the actions of the mouse, keyboard everything on the client PC/Laptop.

I know I'd be really pissed if I was trying to do some work, and someone who connected remotely suddenly starting closing programs, altering settings.

Sure you dont just need access to files between computers ?

babip
19-06-2009, 12:06 PM
Sure you are not complicating things ??

If you have remote desktop, the person who is being connected to will have a hard time working - the remote user ( YOU) takes over the actions of the mouse, keyboard everything on the client PC/Laptop.

I know I'd be really pissed if I was trying to do some work, and someone who connected remotely suddenly starting closing programs, altering settings.

Sure you dont just need access to files between computers ?

I thinks RDP session settings has option not to take over remote desktop keyboard and mouse etc.. Isn't this means that I can use my keyboard and mouse to my user login and my dad can keep using their ?

SolMiester
19-06-2009, 12:14 PM
No, XP will only run 1 session at a time

Blam
19-06-2009, 12:16 PM
You could try teamviewer over LAN if you want, slower but simple

wainuitech
19-06-2009, 01:01 PM
You could try teamviewer over LAN if you want, slower but simple Ditto - I was going to also suggest team viewer, but if its for working on other PC's over a LAN I personally use Real VNC (http://www.realvnc.com/products/free/4.1/index.html) its similar to UVNC - but all the remote desktops, Real, UVNC, teamViewer also take over the client desktop.

If you wanted to use files on your Login on your dads Laptop ( and Visa Versa), I would suggest logging into your account, share the folders then from your Laptop you will have access to them over the LAN, doesn't matter if your father is logged in, it wouldn't affect him.

Thats one of the many points of having a LAN, sharing files and resources on other PC's from within the LAN Eg: printers.

utopian201
19-06-2009, 01:34 PM
I have this running at my home computer; my brother can log in using one account and I can log in remotely using my own account without each person interfering with the other.

XP originally had this feature in betas but because of licensing issues, it was removed. You can enable it again:
http://www.golod.com/2005/10/enabling-multiple-remote-desktop-sessions-in-windows-xp-professional-and-media-center-edition-2005/

babip
22-06-2009, 04:15 PM
*** RESOLVED *** Remote Desktop from Laptop to another Laptop
use uvnc (http://uvnc.com), one computer run server, second computer run client, View from client so you can access first computer.
Eazy and quick. some screen resolution issues but does not matter.
Cheers all of you once again.
:punk