I want to use Remote Desktop to control a PC which is running Windows 7 Home Basic (we’ll call this PC ‘the host’). Officially, this isn’t possible. Here’s my unofficial idea.
- First, go to the host and enable the Telnet service on the host. (Yes, it is included with Win 7 HB.)
- Also at the host, enable Remote Assistance.
- Still at the host, enable file sharing of C:\temp. (Create it, if the folder doesn't exist.)
- At the client, telnet to the host and login. Then enter "msra /saveasfile c:\temp\file1 yaddayadda" and logout.
- At the client, browse to the host's shared \temp folder, and open the file1.msrcincident file. The Remote Desktop client will start and connect to the client.
I got this far, but the prompt to accept the connection never showed up on the host. Assuming I get that debugged, it may be necessary to install PTFB on the host, to automatically click OK on the do-you-want-to-accept-the-connection prompt.
Once everything is set up, you could put the msra command line as a scheduled task on the host, and run it every day.