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Chapter 19. Windows Unplugged: Remote an... > Accessing Computers Remotely

Accessing Computers Remotely

So far we've concentrated mostly on how to access remote files and networks when you're traveling. The techniques for remote networking give you access to files and folders that you've left behind. There's another way to get at information from afar, and it gives you not just your files and folders but your whole home-base computer, desktop and all. Generically, it's called Remote Control, and there have been commercial applications to support it for years. Windows XP Professional comes with built-in remote control software called the Remote Desktop Connection, and in my opinion, just this one feature is a good enough reason to buy XP Pro instead of Home Edition.

Remote Desktop Connection

Windows XP Professional has a spiffy feature called Remote Desktop that lets you connect to and use your computer from another location. You'll be able to see your computer's screen, move the mouse, and type on the keyboard just as if you were there. This is just what you need when you're out of town and need to read a file you left on the computer back home, or if you have to catch up on work at the office while you're at home. I use this feature almost every day, and now I can't imagine not having it on every computer I work with.


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