Use OS X to Control XP?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Slovig, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Slovig macrumors member

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    Hey. I know with windows there is Microsoft Remote Desktop, which allows one PC to control another. I'm wondering if there is a program that will run on OS X, which will allow me to control my home pc? I was looking into the "Share Screen" Feature, but I think that's only for Mac to Mac. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it.

    Thanks,
    Jesse
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Ironically, the program that does what you want is called....

    Wait for it...

    Microsoft Remote Desktop Client.

    It's a free download, nicely enough. There are a few other options, but this is the most straightforward one. :)
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    download a VNC server such as TightVNC for the PC, run that, and use the client to access it from your mac.

    technically you dont even need the client program, apple computers already have VNC access.

    http://www.tightvnc.com/
     
  4. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Teamviewer is a good program. I use it for remote support all the time.
     
  5. QueenZ macrumors 6502

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