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    Remote Ccontrol (Window XP Pro)

    What is the best way to operate my computer at home from work?

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    Re: Remote Ccontrol (Window XP Pro)

    If both are XP Pro, consider Remote Desktop. Go to Start | Help and Support. In the Menu on the left click on 'Working Remotely'. Then click on 'Remote Desktop' in the left pane menu.

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    Re: Remote Ccontrol (Window XP Pro)

    In spite of the fact that it's part of the OS, a lot of people have found Remote Desktop difficult to install and use and limited in function. I don't know for I never could figure out how to get it working. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    I don't know if you'll be allowed to use either of these at work, but Radmin - PC Remote Control Software "only" costs $35 and WILL do file transfers if you need that capability. If you don't need to transfer files, RealVNC is free (or at least it used to be) but I haven't used it for several years.

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    Re: Remote Ccontrol (Window XP Pro)

    Remote Desktop works well, and is straightforward to use, the only problem for your situation is that it will only work via a time-limited invitation. While these time-limits can be set to several hours, you would still need to send an invitation to your work computer before you could remotely access your home one, which is a pain in the bum if you have to do it every day...

    As Al says, if your company will allow it, 3rd-party software would be a better bet IMO.
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