Remote Desktop question

ComputerLover1ComputerLover1 Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
What is the difference between Remote desktop and Remote Assistance .

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    scheistermeisterscheistermeister Member Posts: 748 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Remote Assistance requires the user using the computer approve who is trying to connect. It also allows both the user and the person connecting to share the same screen so that the person connecting can show the user how to do something.
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    MishraMishra Member Posts: 2,468 ■■■■□□□□□□
    It would be best if you played around with them both to get a feel for the differences if you are wanting to take the 270 and 290.
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    ComputerLover1ComputerLover1 Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thank you and yes I am scheduled to take the 270 and the 290 and you are right pratice makes perfect . :D:D
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    Mmartin_47Mmartin_47 Member Posts: 430
    May want to study the ports used for them too.
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    TontonsamTontonsam Member Posts: 90 ■■□□□□□□□□
    About Remote Assistance

    Sometimes the best way to fix a problem is to have someone show you how. Remote Assistance is a convenient way for a friend in another location to connect to your computer from another computer running a compatible operating system, such as Microsoft Windows XP, and walk you through your solution.

    After your friend is connected, he or she will be able to view your computer screen and chat online with you in real time about what you both see. With your permission, your friend can even use his or her mouse and keyboard to work with you on your computer.


    Both you and your assistant must be using either Windows Messenger or a MAPI-compliant e-mail account such as Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express.
    You and your assistant need to be connected to the Internet while using Remote Assistance.
    If Windows Firewall is turned on, Remote Assistance will temporarily open firewall ports.
    If you are working on a corporate or local area network, firewalls might stop you from using Remote Assistance. In this case, check with your network administrator before using Remote Assistance.

    Remote Desktop
    Remote Desktop overviewWith Remote Desktop on Windows XP Professional, you can have access to a Windows session that is running on your computer when you are at another computer. This means, for example, that you can connect to your work computer from home and have access to all of your applications, files, and network resources as though you were in front of your computer at work. You can leave programs running at work and when you get home, you can see your desktop at work displayed on your home computer, with the same programs running.

    When you connect to your computer at work, Remote Desktop automatically locks that computer so no one else can access your applications and files while you are gone. When you come back to your computer at work, you can unlock it by typing CTRL+ALT+DEL.

    Remote Desktop also allows more than one user to have active sessions on a single computer. This means that multiple users can leave their applications running and preserve the state of their Windows session even while others are logged on.

    With Fast User Switching, you can easily switch from one user to another on the same computer. For example, suppose you are working at home and have logged on to the computer at your office to update an expense report. While you are working, a family member needs to use your home computer to check for an important email message. You can disconnect Remote Desktop, allow the other user to log on and check mail, and then reconnect to the computer at your office, where you see the expense report exactly as you left it. Fast User Switching works on standalone computers and computers that are members of workgroups.

    Remote Desktop enables a variety of scenarios, including:

    Working at home - Access work in progress on your office computer from home, including full access to all local and remote devices.
    Collaborating - Bring your desktop to a colleague's office to debug some code, update a Microsoft PowerPoint slide presentation, or proofread a document.
    Sharing a console - Allow multiple users to maintain separate program and configuration sessions on a single computer, such as at a teller station or a sales desk.
    To use Remote Desktop, you need the following:

    A computer running Windows XP Professional ("remote" computer) with a connection to a Local Area Network or the Internet.
    A second computer ("home" computer) with access to the Local Area Network via network connection, modem, or Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. This computer must have Remote Desktop Connection, formerly called the Terminal Services client, installed.
    Appropriate user accounts and permissions.
    MCP 70-270 / 70-290
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    ComputerLover1ComputerLover1 Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thank you so very much as this was the info I was searching for .

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