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Is it possible to create a user that will automatically log in in the background, and broadcast it's desktop on either VNC (Home Premium) or RDP (Ultimate)?

I'm used to the modular and flexible applications on Linux-based systems. I don't know how far I can take Windows.

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Broadcasting is the easy part.

Just setup your login to automatically login here.

Change user for automatic login

or here.

For the RDP part, go under Control Panel/System/Remote and make sure Remote access is turned on. VNC will depend on what you want to use for VNC of course.

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Say for example there are two account, 'A' and 'B'. I want 'B' to log in automatically in the background and ask for A's password as usual. I don't think the auto login question you linked to achieves the same effect. –  Oxwivi Dec 11 '11 at 17:26
Ah. In that case, then you currently can't do that using either Home Premium, nor Ultimate. You'll need a Server edition of Windows. –  surfasb Dec 11 '11 at 19:46
I was afraid of that. Is it possible to extend 7's capability somehow? Conversely, how is Server's desktop experience? –  Oxwivi Dec 11 '11 at 20:23
Or is it possible to sign into the B using either RDP or VNC? –  Oxwivi Dec 11 '11 at 20:24
Extending 7's capability? Yes. You can setup the VNC as a screen share and basically spy on whoever is logged in. With RDP, this would kick off whoever is on the console however. –  surfasb Dec 11 '11 at 20:44

I'd probably use Real VNC. Make sure to set it up to run as a system service and that way it starts with the system and should be continually serving up the VPN signal to hop onto.

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VPN? Dunno about the paid versions, but the free GPL'd one certainly doesn't allow multiple users to log in at a time. –  Oxwivi Dec 12 '11 at 18:34

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