Remote access for Windows 10 Home Version

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  1. Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Home Ver 1803 Build 17134.228
       #1

    Remote access for Windows 10 Home Version


    I would like to have remote access to my desktop by my iPad Air2, IOS 9.2.1 & I would like to remote access my sister's laptop running Windows 10 home version. I have wireless connection & she is wired if that makes any difference. The research I have done tells me I need the Pro version at $200 or I need to run a server. I have SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition in my program files that I can run. Will that server allow me to use Remote Desktop? I obviously know nothing about this so please do not be technical in your answers. Do you have any inexpensive suggestions? I would appreciate any help.
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  2. Posts : 1,249
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Welcome to the forum.

    Home editions of Windows (any version) cannot act as a host for Remote Desktop. SQL Server makes no difference.

    You will need a third party solution.
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  3. Posts : 8,635
    Mac OS Catalina
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    LMiller7 said:
    Welcome to the forum.

    Home editions of Windows (any version) cannot act as a host for Remote Desktop. SQL Server makes no difference.

    You will need a third party solution.
    That would be Teamviewer. This topic has been discussed so much about Teamviewer being the best option, that it has become a beaten horse.
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  4. Posts : 13,587
    Windows10
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    Another good option is splashtop. It is free over a lan, but does cost a modest amount annually for internet access.

    Teamviewer (free version) is good but when you disconnect, it leaves an annoying splash screen on remote pc, which remote user has to click. Also, if you set up remote in full screen mode, it often drops out into windows mode when you connect/disconnect.

    Splashtop is less intrusive and (IMO) has a better UI to control remote session. The app is portable as well ie you can just put main files on a usb stick and execute.

    Personally, I believe the modest cost for internet use is worth it. However, Teamviewer also has file transfer capability so I use both. Actually with both you can do neat things eg connect computer A to B using splashtop, then connect B to C using Teamviewer.
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  5. Posts : 8,635
    Mac OS Catalina
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    Cereberus if Teamviewer is properly set up. There is no "Splash Screen" or any sign when you do a remote connection.

    Who would pay a company for remote access, when Teamviewer for home users, is supported by those who are businesses, to allow everyone to use a program that is very secure, along with multi-platform capable.

    Splashtop hooking home users with an up front bait, then charging them $17 per year for some extra features is the hook that a lot of users are not willing to pay for.
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  6. Posts : 13,587
    Windows10
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    bro67 said:
    Cereberus if Teamviewer is properly set up. There is no "Splash Screen" or any sign when you do a remote connection.

    Who would pay a company for remote access, when Teamviewer for home users, is supported by those who are businesses, to allow everyone to use a program that is very secure, along with multi-platform capable.

    Splashtop hooking home users with an up front bait, then charging them $17 per year for some extra features is the hook that a lot of users are not willing to pay for.
    When I say splash screen,I meant the annoying pop up screen that says thank you for playing fair as you disconnect. I have never found a way of stopping that. If you know a way please enlighten me. I emailed Teamviewer and they said it was policy to show that screen.

    As I said I find tbe splashtop ui. to be better and less intrusive. Matter of personal choice - each user can try it over lan which is free and decide if extra modest cost is worth it.
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  7. Posts : 8,635
    Mac OS Catalina
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    I know what you are talking about. It can be set to not show any notifications when someone remotes in. If you set Teamviewer up properly like I stated before. No one is the wiser when you log in.

    The screen will show on the computer being used to connect to remote machines, stating that you have disconnected, which is par for the course.

    The CSR you spoke with is only a script reader. Highly doubtful that they have ever used it.
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  8. Posts : 13,587
    Windows10
       #8

    bro67 said:
    I know what you are talking about. It can be set to not show any notifications when someone remotes in. If you set Teamviewer up properly like I stated before. No one is the wiser when you log in.

    The screen will show on the computer being used to connect to remote machines, stating that you have disconnected, which is par for the course.

    The CSR you spoke with is only a script reader. Highly doubtful that they have ever used it.
    I will double check the settings again.

    Thanks.
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  9. Posts : 8,635
    Mac OS Catalina
       #9

    If it is the "Sponsored" screen, it is supposed to close after 30 sec's. See the post by "izogfif" on this link, for the auto script to close the disclaimer. Remove the popup

    I am sure that you can use the script to run other items that need to be done also.
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  10. Posts : 201
    Kernel 4.x.x
       #10

    Splashtop wasn't worth the money for me. It's desktop client is complete crap, though the mobile client is the best I've used. Far better than teamviewer.

    Teamviewer is superior for desktop to desktop remoting, and remote support. Not so good connecting from a tablet though.

    I got around splashtop's internet limitation by tunneling the ports it uses. You can also use a VPN to connect as if it were on the local network.
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