Looking for a programmer

Gary Thornock gthornock at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 24 15:26:44 MDT 2006


--- Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
> Isn't this already a feature of most OS's via RDP?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Desktop_Protocol

Not really.

In the first place, the server portion of RDP is only
available on Windows, and not on all Windows versions:
it supports 2000, XP Pro and 2003, but not XP Home or
any of the 9x versions, for instance.  For those
versions, and for Linux, Mac and anything else, the
best you can get is the client part.

In the second place, RDP usually only allows one user
to connect to a given desktop.  On a server version
of Windows, you can have multiple users connected, but
not to the same desktop.  On 2000 Pro and XP Pro, only
one user can connect *at all*, and that one user will
disconnect anyone who is logged in at the console.

Don't get me wrong, RDP is pretty useful, but it's not
the right solution here.



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