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    Hello Gents,
    I've searched to forums here but have not found an answer as of yet or have totally missed it. If it does exist and someone with a higher power of search finds it please point me in the right direction and sorry for the trouble.

    now on to my question

    is it possible when using RDP to leave the host computer unlocked so the user can see what's going on still? (ala remote assistance)

    any help and input is appreciated
    thanks
    Ice

  • #2
    Re: RDP without locking host computer

    No

    msg too short.
    Last edited by Dumber; 6th March 2008, 22:16. Reason: Removed useless enters.

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    • #3
      Re: RDP without locking host computer

      VNC

      message too short
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      • #4
        Re: RDP without locking host computer

        vnc is slow as molasses

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        • #5
          Re: RDP without locking host computer

          well it's answered before but no, it can't be done with RDP.
          You should use VNC, Dameware or remote assistance.
          Personally I would recommend using remote assistance which also works with the RDP protocol. So my question, whats wrong with remote assistance?
          Marcel
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          • #6
            Re: RDP without locking host computer

            Or a hardware solution such as a remote console (an HP server for instance may have an iLO card - a Dell might have a DRAC or an IBM an RSA card) or get an IP KVM.


            Tom
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            • #7
              Re: RDP without locking host computer

              on a client machine???
              Marcel
              Technical Consultant
              Netherlands
              http://www.phetios.com
              http://blog.nessus.nl

              MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
              "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

              "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
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              • #8
                Re: RDP without locking host computer

                He didn't say "client machine" so I've mentioned servers because I didn't know what he meant.


                Tom
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                • #9
                  Re: RDP without locking host computer

                  well, the topic is posted in the XP forum and he's talking about users.
                  So i assume he's talking about clients
                  Marcel
                  Technical Consultant
                  Netherlands
                  http://www.phetios.com
                  http://blog.nessus.nl

                  MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                  "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                  "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                  "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                  • #10
                    Re: RDP without locking host computer

                    Originally posted by Dumber View Post
                    well, the topic is posted in the XP forum and he's talking about users.
                    So i assume he's talking about clients
                    This is the only disadvantage I find in using the "New Posts" button all the time... I never notice which forum the thread is in!


                    Tom
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                    • #11
                      Re: RDP without locking host computer

                      if you have money to throw away (and you don't want to give it to me) why not get KVMs for workstations?
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                      Last edited by DYasny; 6th March 2011, 18:09.
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                      • #12
                        Re: RDP without locking host computer

                        We use VNC and are fairly happy with it. Another option is to use a web-based service like LogMeIn Rescue or WebEx. They're not free solutions, but they work decently over lower bandwidth connections.

                        www.LogMeIn.com

                        www.WebEx.com

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