Connect to the MCE box with remote desktop/RDP..?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by kalev-, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. kalev-

    kalev- Guest

    This may be a silly question..

    I have an MCE box is in the livingroom and I also have a "work" XP box in
    another room.

    Can I use remote desktop (rdp) into the MCE box without ruining the "MCE
    experience" for those ppl in the livingroom? Just log in with another
    account? Doesn't seem to work? (The MCE application shuts down?)

    Admittedly I haven't tinkered alot..
    kalev-, Oct 4, 2005
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  2. Windows XP only supports 1 user logon at a time; so you can either have it
    logged on at the console (i.e running MCE and displaying on your TV) or you
    can RDP into the box from another machine in which case the console will
    screen lock and you will lose your TV display.

    However, there is a hack which replaces termserv.dll with a pre-release
    version of this file which allows more than one RDP connection to the box.
    Brendon Rogers, Oct 4, 2005
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  3. kalev-

    kalev- Guest

    Aha.. got to try that then :)
    kalev-, Oct 4, 2005
  4. Dana Cline - MVP, Oct 4, 2005
  5. That will allow you to remote control the console of the PC - which will
    affect the display on the TV.
    Brendon Rogers, Oct 4, 2005
  6. But it's not intrusive - the remote PC will keep its display. However, I
    doubt you'd get video transfer (i.e., live TV). You should get the 10-foot
    interface OK.

    Dana Cline - MVP
    Dana Cline - MVP, Oct 4, 2005
  7. I'm sure this goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway... replacing
    system files with random files downloaded off the Internet is generally not
    a good idea as it may cause bad things to happen/stuff to break.
    Todd Bowra [MSFT], Oct 4, 2005
  8. kalev-

    kalev- Guest

    but why can't I run multiple user sessions in parallel on the box?

    I can do that quite easily with my other operating system...
    kalev-, Oct 4, 2005
  9. kalev-

    kalev- Guest

    Erase that - it was uncalled for...sorry
    kalev-, Oct 4, 2005
  10. kalev-

    kalev- Guest

    As much of a dog I am....I did that (a 100% real hack..indeed) and so
    far it works *exactly* as I wanted. Important thing is that nobody in
    the MCE living-room notices what I'm doing..

    I know, I know..I said what I was already.. :p
    kalev-, Oct 4, 2005
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