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hi.

i have 2 computers in my mini-offfice place and it's like too far from each other (had to place them that way 'coz of the phone ports for DSL)
and i'm having a hard time going back and forth to do work.

the first computer is for my own personal use.
the second one, other people also use it.

i have an admin account on both of the computers (running Win XP) and the 2 comps are connected to a router (via wireless and the other is thru cable).

i was just wondering if i can control the second computer from my 'personal' computer remotely through the router without having to do something on the second computer.

I tried the "remote assistance" service in XP but i still have to start it on the second computer before i can control it on my personal computer.

is there a software that can do this? like a software that just listens over the LAN and then activate it when asked by the other computer..

thanks
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Use the Remote Desktop Connection function in Windows XP, if you have XP Pro then it is already installed. If you have Home Edition then you need to install it Remote Desktop.
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i still have to set it up on the second computer before i can control over it.. is there another way.

what im trying to say is how can i connect to the computer without having to manually confirm the connection.

Edited by Sic, 21 October 2008 - 08:53 AM.

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No you really don't need to, are you confusing "Remote Assistance" with "Remote Desktop". They are two seperate programs. As long as it is installed on both all you have to do is start a Remote Desktop session from the computer that you are on and connect to the other one. You do not need to do anything on the second computer to connect.
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or VNC either will work
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