Home Network - Launch Programs on Other Computer?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by CT, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. CT

    CT Guest

    Hi,

    Desktop is wired to a Linksys router, laptop is connected wirelessly.
    Both are XP Pro SP2 machines.

    I might be confusing home networking with remote access.

    Is it possible to launch and work in programs on another computer
    through a home network? If not, how does one remotely (and safely!) do
    this? Third party software such as GoToMyPC, etc.?

    Thank you.
    Cheryl
     
    CT, Mar 6, 2008
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  2. Hi
    Files are easily shared. You can start (as an example) Word on the Laptop,
    and open a file from the Desktop.
    However if Word is only installed on the Desktop you can not run the core
    program on the Laptop.
    You can use Remote control program to do so, but it would be slow since
    basically the program runs on the remote computer and transfers the Keyboard
    and monitor information to the computer that you are working one.
    Depending on what you need to do you can use Windows Remote Desktop (RDT),
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/remoteintro.mspx
    Or if RDT does not work with your version, or does not work well with the
    specific application, you can this free 3rd party remote control program
    too.
    http://www.uvnc.com/download/
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Mar 6, 2008
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  3. CT

    CT Guest

    Jack,

    I appreciate your reply.

    Thank you very much for this information. Very helpful!

    Cheers!
    Cheryl
     
    CT, Mar 8, 2008
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