Local "remote desktop"

February 10, 2009 at 13:40:11
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, I'm wondering if it's possible for a local user to "remote desktop" into another local user?

What I mean is, I have 2 accounts on one machine. I know that I can use Fast User switching to work with both, but I was wondering if I could simply "remote desktop" into one of the local accounts and manage it that way?

Thanks for any help!


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#1
February 10, 2009 at 14:54:47
No you can't. Remote Desktop is for use when accessing a "REMOTE" machine. Thus the term "Remote Desktop."

What exactly do you want to manage?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#2
February 10, 2009 at 15:30:46
Thanks for the help!

There's nothing specific I need to do with it, but I just thought if it was possible, then it might be handy.

I basically set up multiple accounts on my computer (one for each family member) and it does get tiring having to login into each account and manage some stuff for them.

And since they're all limited users, I often have to switch back into my admin account to do something.

So I was hoping for a way to "connect" to their user accounts while still in my account.


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#3
February 10, 2009 at 16:16:36
So, again I ask...what do you need to "manage?"

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#4
February 10, 2009 at 16:46:28
The other choice is to use your limited account and on many (but not all) tools you can use "run as". In almost all cases you can stay on your limited account to protect your system and run tasks as admin.

Dumb MS still can't get such a simple thing working fully!

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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