Remote Desktop : Connecting to a WinXP machine ?

Matthew R. Dempsky mrd at
Wed Mar 15 23:29:13 UTC 2006

On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 11:44:04PM +0100, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> However I don't know how to connect to a Windows XP machine, what
> protocol it uses, and if I should specify anything in the other fiels,
> especially the "Domain" and "Client Hostname" fields.

You'll want to use RDP if your friend has enabled the Remote Desktop 
feature (AFAIK only available in Professional, not Home).  I'm not sure 
what Remote Assistance uses and whether or not its supported.

Alternatively, you could have your friend install a VNC server for 
Windows (TightVNC and RealVNC come to mind).

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