I was asked by someone how they could connect to their home system with a laptop elsewhere. Setting up the PC and the home router to forward port 3390 I can do, but then there is the question of the home IP address. While not as frequent as years past, the potential for the IP address to be reset by the ISP is still there. I did a search and found two dnd dynamic update services that people seem to like using ...NOIP.com and DYN.com.
My question, which I didn't see on the respective websites is...when I connect to the address I am given, do I connect as a RDC session, or is it in IE working like windows explorer? He wants to be able to use software installed on the home pc, not just access files.