is it possible to remote INTO a surface running windows rt?

is it possible to remote into a ms surface unit running windows 8 rt either by "remote assist" or an app fr windows store? i am looking to purchase the unit for my mom but would like to know i could remote into the unit to assist her should she have trouble as i would when he has an issue w/ her laptop. i know the ipad doesnt allow for this so i assume not but thought i'd ask to be sure.
 

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Yep, it works. So, efbolton, you CAN remotely assist your mother. Vindication never felt so good.

This is how I allowed a remote connection to my Surface.

Assistance recipient steps :

1. Search in Settings for "remote".

2. Select "Invite someone to connect to your PC and help you, or offer to help someone else".

3. Select "Invite someone you trust to help you".

4. Select "Save this invitation as a file".

5. At this point a window will open showing you a 12-digit password.

6. Open mail app, and send an email to your helper with the password, include the invitation file as an attachment. This is where your assistant takes over the process.

Assistance giver steps:

1. Open the email, copy the password, and save the invitation file.

2. Search in Settings for "remote".

3. Select "Invite someone to connect to your PC and help you, or offer to help someone else".

4. Select "Help someone who has invited you".

5. Select "Use an invitation file".

6. Open the invitation file.

7. Enter the password.

8. The connection is made! The assistant now clicks "Request control" at the top left of the window showing the recipients desktop.

 

It isn't as simple as it could be, but it DOES work.

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You are all right that the Surface isn't supposed to be able to host remotely, but actually it can. If you go through "Invite someone to connect to your PC and help you, or offer to help someone else" it should work. I'm not sure why it gave you that error message, but I've tested it myself with 2 Surfaces and it worked like a charm.

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