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Topic # 94703 16-Dec-2011 22:34
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I'm playing around with an old PC as a HTPC, I want to connect it to the tv but configure it and do updates etc remotely over the LAN. Do I just need to configure the windows 7 remote desktop? My understanding was that was for connecting to PCs not on the same network. There is probably something simple I can use another PC on the network to control the HTPC.
Any suggestions welcome.

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  Reply # 558855 16-Dec-2011 23:31
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i use remote desktop for that.. there is no such rule that it has to be on another network :-)




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  Reply # 558856 16-Dec-2011 23:37
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I prefer something like TightVNC for desktop-like activities and a remote for media playback functionality.

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  Reply # 558861 17-Dec-2011 00:46
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i dont like vnc or tightvnc as they:
a) seem to chew up cpu even when not connected
b) they run in the 'console' session and get in the way of media activities (i use the multiple desktop rdp trick so that i can do the pc tasks without interrupting the tv playback...




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