Remoting into Server 2008 R2 w/o Win7 Professional
November 11, 2012 3:27 PM   Subscribe

How can I remote into Windows Server 2008 R2 from a PC with Win7 Home Premium? From what I've read, the built in remote desktop stuff only works with Professional and above. I need the capability for a class project, not for production, so security isn't a huge issue here.
posted by UrbanEye to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
RealVnc ( or UltraVnc (http://
posted by Jim T at 3:37 PM on November 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

Remote Desktop works fine in Home Premium.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 3:37 PM on November 11, 2012 [2 favorites]

Win 7 Home has RDP built in where you can view another computer, you just can't set up Win 7 home to be viewed by another computer.
posted by deezil at 3:45 PM on November 11, 2012 [2 favorites]

I know you've marked the question resolved but I think TeamViewer is the easiest to use software.
posted by trialex at 5:56 PM on November 11, 2012

As above, Home versions can't be accessed via RDP but they can connect out with RDP. Various flavors of VNC are possible alternatives. Splashtop used to be an option but I think it's really just an iOS / Win8 app now. I haven't tried TeamViewer but I have heard good reviews.
Unless you need something fancy stick with RDP.
posted by MrBobaFett at 8:09 AM on November 12, 2012

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