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That's really nice...

Comment by danielvivas
about Remote Desktop Connection Nov 2016

This is what you're looking for. Free and easy AEROADMIN
http://www.aeroadmin.com/

No installation, no registration. One step and you have remote access.

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RDC won't work behind NAT

Comment by MartinAlonso
about Remote Desktop Connection and Aeroadmin Oct 2013

..so you might be in trouble trying to reach a pc that is behind NAT in one of local area networks. Though it's free but not a reliable solution.

Moreover RDC implies running a session what excludes simultaneous connections and online meetings. Again - not a universal solution.

There are plenty of RAS coping with that. You may like free Aeroadmin http://www.aeroadmin.com (Small Aeroadmin iconAeroadmin) or smth else. Literally it's the easiest way I managed to find to access remote PC from anywhere.

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Icon for the Mac version

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Remote Desktop Connection Aug 2011

The icon for the Mac version of this actually looks better than the icon in the Windows version. True story.

![mac](http://i.imgur.com/TDHQF.png )

See? Gorgeous. Microsoft needs to get their act together... and make some better-looking icons for their Windows apps.

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Is anyone still using RDC when there are dozen of free solu ...

Comment by Kevin1980
about Remote Desktop Connection and TeamViewer, AMMYY Admin Jun 2011

Is anyone still using RDC when there are dozen of free solutions to quick remote desktop sharing though free for non-commercial use.

Try config-zero Small AMMYY Admin iconAMMYY Admin or Small TeamViewer iconTeamViewer which is also good but a bit complicated for the 1st run comparing to Ammyy.

On the other hand the choice is really depends on the goals set.

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With TightVNC (2) Server you can get remote access on a win ...

Comment by em4020
about Remote Desktop Connection Jun 2011

With TightVNC (2) Server you can get remote access on a windows 2000 PC, also commercial free
With Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection you can install an RDC-client (1) on a W2K PC. With this client you can look from W2K at a screen from a WXP-PC, but not vice versa. If You want to see and control the screen of a W2K-PC from WXP-PC's you can do it with TightVNC Server on the W2K-PC and TightVNC Client on the WXP-PC. It works, but the access is a little slow.
(1) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=80111f21-d48d-426e-96c2-08aa2bd23a49
(2) Small TightVNC iconTightVNC

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Remote Desktop Connection for Win95, Win98 or Win2000Window ...

Comment by em4020
about Remote Desktop Connection Jun 2011

Remote Desktop Connection for Win95, Win98 or Win2000
Windows XP Remote Desktop Connection software [XPSP2 5.1.2600.2180], Details see (1)
This software package will install the client portion of Remote Desktop on any of the following operating systems: Windows 95, Windows 98 and 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows 2003. (This is the same version of the client software as in Windows XP Service Pack 2.) When run, this software allows older Windows platforms to remotely connect to a computer running Windows XP Professional with Remote Desktop enabled.
(1) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=80111f21-d48d-426e-96c2-08aa2bd23a49

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Remote Desktop Connection for access from Win XP Home Compu ...

Comment by em4020
about Remote Desktop Connection Jun 2011

Remote Desktop Connection for access from Win XP Home Computers
If you want to get remote access to a Vista business PC from a Windows XP Home PC this normally does not work, only from a Windows XP prof. PC this function is implemented.
But if you download and install the Update for Windows XP (KB969084) you also get access from Win XP Home Computers to Vista business computers.
The Download link is:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=72158b4e-b527-45e4-af24-d02938a95683

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Terminals http://alternativeto.net/desktop/terminals/ is a ...

Comment by em4020
about Remote Desktop Connection Jun 2011

Terminals http://alternativeto.net/desktop/terminals/ is a secure, multi tab terminal services/remote desktop client. It
uses Terminal Services ActiveX Client (mstscax.dll). The project started from the need of controlling multiple connections simultaneously.
It is a complete replacement for the mstsc.exe (Terminal Services) client, which is called by starting "Remote Desktop Connection".

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I am not sure that this should be considered "free&quo ...

Comment by Kolban
about Remote Desktop Connection Jun 2011

I am not sure that this should be considered "free". The target machine has to have an advanced version of Windows OS installed to use RDC.

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