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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Remote Desktop Connection


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    • #324067 Reply


      Currently using Windows 10 Remote Desktop Connection to manage a headless Plex server at home. It’s OK, but am curious if there are other/better choices?

    • #324280 Reply

      Rick Corbett

      I use TeamViewer Host to manage a headless media server at my sister’s house 130 miles away. Currently using v13 at both ends and – at my end – being nagged by the program to update to v14.

      However, with v14 TeamViewer has made changes to its website and has removed the old ‘Download’ menu of old. As a result, I can no longer see the separate downloads for TeamViewer, TeamViewer Host and TeamViewer QuickSupport as per previous versions so I’m staying with what I have for the moment.

      Having navigated around the site it appears that with v14 TeamViewer has stopped the ‘free for non-commercial use’ license completely – probably due to misuse – so I doubt I’ll ever be upgrading unless that changes.

      • #324627 Reply

        Mr. Natural
        AskWoody Plus

        Teamviewer still offers older versions. We are licensed for version 9 and still use it, however it is not compatible with newer versions. You’ll want to disable automatic updates (just like windows) otherwise it will upgrade the version. The older versions are free for home use, but not commercial. I can’t say if they revoked that on older versions, hopefully not.

        Red Ruffnsore reporting from the front lines.

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    • #324607 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      I use Remote Desktop Connection to finagle with my laptop and my NAS.  In fact I just finished copying some drive image files from my desktop to a 3TB HDD I have in the drive dock on my NAS.

      I have an Amazon FireStick for my TV, with Plex installed on it.  I have a Plex server on my NAS for my movie collection.  Quite handy.

      Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!
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    • #326666 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      There certainly are ‘other’ choices. Whether they are ‘better’ will depend on your criteria.

      Check out Windows Report’s article at:

      Also, PC Mag’s comparison of remote desktops at:


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    • #326690 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      Although I usually prefer RDP I often use AnyDesk and like it.

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