why does XP home have a "terminal services" service?



Kenny S
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
I know that XP home does not have the remote desktop feature,
but I was looking at the list of services on a XP home machine
and noticed that it has a terminal services service!

Why? what is that? Can I somehow enable remote desktop on it?


Another service I saw is RDPSSW32.

what does that do?


thanks

GTS
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
Probably for Remote Assistance purposes.
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"Kenny S" <hotmail@coldmail.com> wrote in message
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>I know that XP home does not have the remote desktop feature,
> but I was looking at the list of services on a XP home machine
> and noticed that it has a terminal services service!
>
> Why? what is that? Can I somehow enable remote desktop on it?
>
>
> Another service I saw is RDPSSW32.
>
> what does that do?
>
>
> thanks
>

Malke
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
Kenny S wrote:

> I know that XP home does not have the remote desktop feature,
> but I was looking at the list of services on a XP home machine
> and noticed that it has a terminal services service!
>
> Why? what is that? Can I somehow enable remote desktop on it?
>
>
> Another service I saw is RDPSSW32.
>
> what does that do?
>
>
> thanks

XP Pro can run programs using Terminal Services, either in the server or
client roles. For a good explanation of what Terminal Services (or any
other service), check out the information here:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm

Malke
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why does XP home have a "terminal services" service?