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    Does anyone know a program that will let me remote desktop into an XP box using just the IP address and of course the user name and password?

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    Hm..using Windows Remote Desktop? Nope.. you should use VNC on both sides.
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    Rdesktop should work, as Windows remote desktop is Terminal Services, and Rdesktop supports this.

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    Cool, didn't know about RDesktop..! However, from what I have heard the Remote Desktop is not very secure.
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    I use it every day, it's physically very secure and is excellent because it is dynamic and will run at locacl resolution etc, accepting all keyboard shortcuts. The security issue may be that it relies on normal NT Authentication for logon, but as with SSH you can limit access to subnets or by policy/groups. It is essentially Citirix, as that is the technology that all windows terminal services is built on.

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    Rdesktop is secure, but Windows 2000 uses Terminal Services, right?
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    They're compatible; you can use rdesktop to connect to a Windows terminal server. There's also tsclient, which gives you more config options for connecting to Windows terminal servers, like the more modern Windows remote desktop client.
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    I use RDesktop constantly. However, I can only connect to Windows2000 Servers with Terminal Server installed. Windows2000 Pro doesn't have TS installed like WinXP. It works better than most of my Citrix connections too!

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    rdesktop works for me too even without any extra configurations.
    you need to remember to port forward if you are going through a router.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenaline
    rdesktop works for me too even without any extra configurations.
    you need to remember to port forward if you are going through a router.
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