I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium on my laptop (which does not include Remote Desktop) and Windows 7 RTM on my Desktop. I'm currently using Ultra VNC to remotely control my Laptop from my Desktop, but screen updates seem a lot slower than it seems like it should be over a 100mbit LAN.
Are there any faster alternatives? Or, what can I do to improve the speed of VNC? I'm currently using it at pretty much its default settings.
Edit -- Ideally free programs.