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Hello all, I have a Karaoke Machine set up on a computer with Windows 2000. It sits in a rack with all the audio components, monitors, etc.......If you hook a mouse and keyboard to it you can run everything fine from there.  Here is what I want to do and need your help.  I want to be able to "see and run the Karaoke software" either remotely or just locally in the same establishment but with a laptop. That way someone can come up to me while someone else is singing and I can put in their info without having to "get in the way". The laptop has WinXP Pro on it.  Thanks in advance
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You can use a free utility called VNC. You install the server version on the Karaoke Machine and the viewer on the laptop. This allows you to take control of the machine wile someone else is viewing the screen. You will both have the same view. VNC is available from different sources with slightly different versions. The first being my personal preference:
http://www.uvnc.com
http://www.realvnc.com
http://www.tightvnc.com
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If I am running two monitors on the Karaoke "server side" will I see both on the laptop - or be able to switch back and forth?
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VNC only works with a single video adapter. It will only see the primary adapter/monitor.
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Ok, cool. I guess I can make that work. Thanks for the quick response!!
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Very welcome. Thanks Cqueen34.
Cheers !
--Rob

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The new Windows operating systems Vista and Longhorn are suppose to add buit-in support for dual monitors and accessing via remote desktop. Therefore a full solution may be available for you in the near future when you upgrade your Karaoke System.
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