Microsoft Remote Desktop

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  1. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Anyone have any thoughts or experience with this under OS X ?

    Microsoft's Remote Desktop lets you have a virtual desktop of a Windows XP Pro computer. (or Win 2000, I think).

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  2. lmalave macrumors 68000

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    Oh, man, I didn't even know this existed! I'll download this and set my PC up with Terminal Services. I've been using VNC, and I'm sure this is much better. I know connecting from one Windows machine to another, I've used Terminal Services even over a 56K line and it worked surprisingly well. I don't know how well it would work on another platform, though - I'm sure on Windows, the Terminal Services client is leveraging some low-level Windows APIs.
     
  3. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Whoa - you mean there's a client available for the Mac? Link please.
     
  4. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    it works great. no different than the other remote desktop clients. in fact at times i feel its a better product because its not so tied into the infrastructure of the OS. when i still had my PC i used it all the time when i had to fix it or something.
     
  5. jaykk macrumors 6502a

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    RDC works great

    RDC is really neat. I connect to Win2000 Server at work without any problem. I recently installed winxp pro in my old Gateway PII Laptop, and it just works. Its much better than connecting via VNC ( Chicken of VNC for example)
     
  6. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    for those of you who are like i am and prefer to have a microsoft-free computer, you can install rdesktop which is an x11 app to access terminal services. it's available through fink or at http://macosx.forked.net
     
  7. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    i wish apple would make their remote desktop free and a lot easier to use, like microsoft's
     
  8. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    I have had great experience with the RDP client for Mac OS X. I frequently use it to contact my home Windows machine from my Powerbook at work. It works great until I start an intensive network operation on the home machine. :)
     
  9. arn thread starter macrumors god

    arn

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    Let me know if it works better than VNC.

    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/rdc/default.asp
     
  10. lmalave macrumors 68000

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    Heh, you're like a reverse commuter. I would think most people use RDP at home to connect to their work PCs.
     

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