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Remote Desktop on WP7?

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    dentaku

    Do any of you 9ers use any type of remote desktop app on your Mango phones?
    I see that TeamViewer isn't available for WP7.5 yet but there are a bunch of RDP apps in the marketplace.

    I also see that the official Remote Desktop Windows application from Microsoft doesn't support Win7 Home or Premium as the HOST. Isn't there a way around that?

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    cbae

    Which one's the "official" one? I don't see anything published by Microsoft.

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    Craig_​Matthews

    My understanding from the OP is that he needs to be able to remote control a machine from his WP 7.5 device, yet the machine he wants to remotely control is running a variation of Windows Home edition (either Home Basic or Home Premium) which does not allow remote control with the MS RDP protocol, yet they are having limited success finding any remote control application on WP 7.5 that does anything but RDP, and thus they have no remote control option other than upgrading the OS on the device they want to remotely control to a Professional or Ultimate SKU. At least until someone writes a VNC client application for WP 7.5, Teamviewer releases a WP 7.5app, or something else.

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    cbae

    OIC. He was talking about the desktop version of RDP not supporting Windows Home as host.

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    dentaku

    @cbae:I talking about both those issues actually Smiley

    First I wanted to know what WP7.5 app people would recommend for remoting into a Win7 machine AND I was also asking if you NEED to be using a version of Win7 higher than Home Premium?
    After reading some more I see how you can't use RDP in Home Premium so a WP7.5 version of TeamViewer would be nice.

    It seems like people have found ways around the artificial limitation that forces people to get a version higher than Home Premium but I don't like messing with the OS like this.

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    dentaku

    So, does anyone remote to their Win7 machines from a WP7.5 phone using ANY method at all? If so, how well does it work?

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    cbae

    I haven't had the need to, but do see a free one called Mocha RD Lite. The others are around 6 bucks (USD).

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    spivonious

    Win7 Home doesn't include the RDP server, so no, you can't use it as a host.

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