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Aug 16, 2007
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I've seen that there are various apps like webvnc for remote access/control of a pc. Has anyone seen an app that will actually allow a direct connection to a pc using windows remote desktop? I don't want to install a 3rd party app on any pc or windows server.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.
 

geordisjd

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I've seen that there are various apps like webvnc for remote access/control of a pc. Has anyone seen an app that will actually allow a direct connection to a pc using windows remote desktop? I don't want to install a 3rd party app on any pc or windows server.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.
This one got me speechless.
 
Aug 16, 2007
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This one got me speechless.
Not sure if that is good or bad. ;)

Do you understand what I'm looking for? I'm not trying to sound like a jerk. I know I might not have been clear.

Windows PCs and servers running 2000 or newer can be accessed remotely using Remote Desktop (used to be called Terminal Services). I run about 95 servers and some PCs right now and I can access them all remotely. I'm looking for an iPhone app that will emulate this functionality on the client(local) side. Since Remote Desktop is already on the servers I don't want to install anything else.

Still may not be explaining well but I hope this helps.:eek:
 

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There are PC/mac apps that both can access a remote PC/Mac, but I never heard anybody mention being able to use Remote Desktop on a iPhone. It's hard enough to get my Mac to do that (well, not that hard, but I got to run an emulation software).
 

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Currently there are no installable apps for the iPhone at all. I am talking retail here. There are plenty of hacks that the wonderful people here and elsewhere have done, but you are being specific about using Terminal Services.
The long and short of it is no. I have used the Winvnc "hack" to access my PC inside my own network, but it's slow. And I am talking about over WiFi.
I have tried accessing through Wifi Outside of my network and it just hangs. I have also tried through EDGE and that is unresponsive as well.
Part of the problem is the amount of RAM available on the iPhone. The other is straight communication between a "mac" and a PC.
I'm sure that in the future, someone will figure out how to allocate some more of the storage space as RAM and also come out with a better version to access through, but there is nothing at the moment.
 

RchGrav

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Like a remote VPN?
What he is talking about is RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), as far as I know it is completely separate from IIS and unrelated. It is a protocol running on port 3389 and is similar to Citrix's ICA protocol but was developed by Microsoft in concert with Citrix after the first version of Metaframe was released. RDP is also known as Terminal Services. In any case there is no RDP client available for iPhone at this point in time.
 

ciaran00

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What he is talking about is RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), as far as I know it is completely separate from IIS and unrelated. It is a protocol running on port 3389 and is similar to Citrix's ICA protocol but was developed by Microsoft in concert with Citrix after the first version of Metaframe was released. RDP is also known as Terminal Services. In any case there is no RDP client available for iPhone at this point in time.
no... by installing IIS on the machine hosting the RDP can be accessed through IE. Unfortunately i forgot that the client needs ActiveX.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdwebconn.aspx
 

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no... by installing IIS on the machine hosting the RDP can be accessed through IE. Unfortunately i forgot that the client needs ActiveX.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdwebconn.aspx


Ah, yes, there may be a client like that. I thought you were saying that the Remote Desktop service on the machine is part of IIS. But alas, ActiveX is still a win32 application which doesan't run on iPhone. Maybe someone will port WINE to the iPhone. Not sure if the phone has enough muscle for that, but you could probably run an RDP client at that point.
 
Aug 25, 2007
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Check Out this site

I downloaded the trial version. While it definitely works, it is really hard to control your PC. That being said, I thought I would throw it out there as well.

https://www.rdmplus.com/iPhone/index.html

It is still a beta.

The other thing I recently found was an application called ibrickr that allows for a GUI interface into the iPhone. It works very well and allows you to install applications.
 

MrJason

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RDP through the Web

You need to go into the add remove programs and under IIS they have the settings for enabling web based RDP. I haven't tried it yet but I think the problem is going to be that it uses a dom controller so you are going to need to install and run an activeX control. Hope this helps. If I set it up on my network I will repost.
 

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You need to go into the add remove programs and under IIS they have the settings for enabling web based RDP. I haven't tried it yet but I think the problem is going to be that it uses a dom controller so you are going to need to install and run an activeX control. Hope this helps. If I set it up on my network I will repost.
I don't believe this works/available any longer. You responded to a year old thread.
 

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Part of the problem is the amount of RAM available on the iPhone...I'm sure that in the future, someone will figure out how to allocate some more of the storage space as RAM ...
I've been wonder about that for a while now. Just how much RAM is there in the iPhone?

Does the amount of RAM differ between the 8GB and the 16MB models?