Remote Desktop in XP Home?

I'm attempting to enable Remote Desktop Connection in Windows XP Home.  When I reach "My Computer" properties with the "Remote" Tab at the top, I'm surprised to see there is no checkbox for "Allow Users to connect remotely to this computer".  Is this feature not packaged with XP Home?  Is there a way to get this feature on XP Home?
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You do not have the feature of "Remote Desktop" in Windows XP Home Edition.
If you have the Professional edition, please upgrade to it and then you have this feature enabled.

Bird DogCommented:
The Remote Desktop feature is not available in Windows XP Home Edition
XP Home version only supports the Client part of Remote Desktop.  See this page:
Windows XP Home Edition Comparison Guide
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Cláudio RodriguesFounder and CEOCommented:
This is not supported on XP Home. If you do need that, there are third party products that bring that feature to XP Home. One of them is WinConnect XP Server.

Claudio Rodrigues

Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Terminal Services
You could also use TightVNC which is like most other VNC programs, but totally

It is fairly easy to setup, and a small package.


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You need to have windows XP Pro.
In my opinion, your best solution is to get REAL VNC, and use that as an alternative.
baleman2Author Commented:
You were all correct.  Ended up using TightVNC - problem solved.
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