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Does Windows 7 Home Premium Support Remote Desktop Access

    Question

  • Hi, can anyone tell me if Windows 7 Home Premium supports remote desktop connections?  In the "compare" list that Microsoft gives comparing all versions of Windows 7 there is no indication that it doesn't.  But in looking at the instructions on this page:

    http://4sysops.com/archives/how-to-setup-remote-desktop-with-windows-7/

    On the screenshot under #3 - on my computer the bottom part of that window called REMOTE DESKTOP doesn't show up!  So just wondering if I need a different version.  

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:05 PM

Answers

  • All editions of Windows 7 include Remote Desktop Connection.

     

    • You can use Remote Desktop to initiate a connection from any edition of Windows 7.
    • You can connect to computers running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise.
    • You can't use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to computers running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium.

     

    For more information, please refer to this article: Remote Desktop Connection: frequently asked questions


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    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Wednesday, August 4, 2010 1:18 AM
    Friday, July 30, 2010 5:49 AM

All replies

  • As a client or as a server?  If you want to use it to connect to another machine via Remote desktop then yes it does.  If you want to connect to it from another machine then no it doesn't, you'll need Pro or Ultimate (or Enterprise) for that.  But you can use a third-party solution like one of the VNC versions with Home Premium to remote into the machine.
    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:13 PM
  • All editions of Windows 7 include Remote Desktop Connection.

     

    • You can use Remote Desktop to initiate a connection from any edition of Windows 7.
    • You can connect to computers running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise.
    • You can't use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to computers running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium.

     

    For more information, please refer to this article: Remote Desktop Connection: frequently asked questions


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Wednesday, August 4, 2010 1:18 AM
    Friday, July 30, 2010 5:49 AM
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