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Remote desktop connection without locking the remote computer

I have Windows XP Professional Edition SP 2 - 32 bit. I have read other threads which show how to bypass the limitation for a single concurrent user, by applying a patch. While that will work, it will only allow 2 concurrent users (1 local and 1 remote) to have separate sessions. What I want is to work collaboratively with the local user, so that he can see what I am doing and vice versa.

I know of third party tools like RAdmin, TeamViewer, LogMeIn, etc etc, but I want to know, is there a way (any patch or hack) which can make it work in Remote Desktop over a LAN without requiring internet.

Thanks!

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I read exactly that thread before posting here. But I wanted to re-ask this question, as the other thread does not give a definitive answer within the scope of my question. –  AllSolutions Oct 30 '12 at 18:02
    
Just becuase the answers aren't what you want doesn't make it a different question. I'd suggest picking one (the 2nd one I linked is more suited IMO), offer a bounty on it and comment on why you'd like further answers. See Set a bounty on a question for more info. –  techie007 Oct 30 '12 at 18:07
    
Do you do know about Windows' Remote Assistance? –  techie007 Oct 30 '12 at 18:08
    
well I guess I already got the answer from SLaks below. Will just wait some time, before accepting it as answer. And, I guess now, it was worth posting this question (even though possible duplicate), as many users will find it helpful, I hope. –  AllSolutions Oct 30 '12 at 18:17
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marked as duplicate by techie007, Hennes, KronoS, Canadian Luke, CharlieRB Oct 30 '12 at 20:36

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You're looking for the remote control feature:

  1. Connect to the remote machine as a different user
  2. Open Task Manager
  3. Go to the Users tab
  4. Right-click the first user
  5. Click Remote Control
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You mean apply patch to make Remote Desktop support concurrent sessions, then remote login into machine and then do the steps you mentioned above? Really, is there such a thing as Remote Control in Task Manager->Users tab. Never knew! Have you tried it? (I am not able to try it immediately) –  AllSolutions Oct 30 '12 at 18:04
    
@AllSolutions: Yes to all of your questions. –  SLaks Oct 30 '12 at 18:15
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