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Old 09-23-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default Creating a home network + remoting to machines on said network

Hi there!

I have a collection of machines at home, which I would love to be able to remote to whilst working on them.

I'm mainly interesting in my windows machines rather than anyother OS's i have, so I have atm: Win XP, and two Windows 7 machines.

What would be the best method of creating a home network? Would it be to use the 'Homegroup' or 'Workgroup' feature on windows? Would this enable me to remotely access all my machines?

I bascially want my machines to sit on a network, I can access information that I need (One machine is a server), and remote if necessary to make changes.

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I would have them in a workgroup.
Then control them with a software called Italc.
iTALC - OpenSource classroom management - Browse /italc2 at SourceForge.net

It will alow one PC (or all of them) to access other PC's in the network that have the client portion of the software.
(under then installation it will ask if this is a server PC or a client PC)
I have used that on my workplace a year ago. Worked great
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thank you very much for your reply! I'll give this a go
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SSH is what i use
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If all the OP wants to do is remote into his Windows PC's then the remote desktop application included in Windows is more than enough and works well.
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If all the OP wants to do is remote into his Windows PC's then the remote desktop application included in Windows is more than enough and works well.
But that does assume that all computers are the pro/business version. Home licenses can remote into systems but cannot be remoted into through the windows remote desktop.
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But that does assume that all computers are the pro/business version. Home licenses can remote into systems but cannot be remoted into through the windows remote desktop.
Ah yes you must have a Professional and up version of Windows http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...sked-questions.

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