Thread: Taking control of my PC
08-24-2004, 05:28 PM #1Pete McNealGuestUsing an Ibook to control a PC
I just purchased a new IBook 1.2 GHz. I have a wireless router and Iím trying to figure out how I can use my old PC as basically a secondary hard drive. Iíve done quite a bit of research, and figure I can use RDC from Microsoft, but Iím not quite sure of its full capabilities. For instance, when starting up the PC would I be able to see the start-up screen and what not?? Iím hoping to be able to just put the PC in a corner somewhere without the need of a screen, mouse and keyboard and then using the Mac to control it.
Please, if you've used Remote Desktop Control on the Mac to control a PC let me know if you can see the start-up screen and all of that or if you can only log in once the computer is up.
08-31-2004, 08:01 PM #2fabioGuest
hi, there is a programm called realVNC just search on google.
this programm you have to install on the windows.
then, download "chicken of the vnc" its a client.
start it, enter the windows IP and control your win
09-12-2004, 10:08 PM #3OrangeGuest
.... while vnc is great, if you only want to use it as a hard drive... run an ftp server on it, leave it in the corner, and you have a file server.
09-19-2004, 09:16 PM #4
You won't be able to do anything via your mac until the PC is actually started up and running as a remote desktop server. I don't think it has to be logged in, though.
Set it up as a fileserver if all you want is to use it as a hard drive.I'm in your forums, writing sentences in a grammatically acceptable manner.
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