Win 10 Home Edition RDP

Will the windows 10 Home edition have the RDP capability?  To allow RDP incoming transactions, or only outgoing?

i.e. To connect to my PC with Win10 Home edition from another device on an outside network.

 

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Last updated February 9, 2020 Views 16,748 Applies to:

Hi,

Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

I understand that you want to know about Remote Desktop Protocol on Windows 10 Home edition.

I would like to inform you that in Windows 10 Home edition there is no option for about Remote Desktop Protocol.

Home Premium and below: Cannot act as a remote desktop host, terminal services disabled entirely. Can access other desktops remotely using RDP client.

Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate: Can act as a remote desktop host, terminal services limited to one user active at a time (That is, logging in remotely will kick a local user off and vice versa).

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This is really horrible. while every system today has this basic feature enabled. You decide to not allow it.  Of course i cant understand the thinking behind it nor can i blame you Syid but these simple things are why many people are moving to Apple. I'm one of them actually. After windows 10 i was very very excited, but these small things remind why i should stay with Apple until MS decide to build a competitive product for its fan.  I'm a MS fan at heart but hopefully it wont take you guys long...

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Hi Jack,

I understand your concern but since Windows Vista, this has been a feature associated with the professional and above editions of Windows. You could upgrade to the professional version for many other additional features:

Find out which Windows is right for you

Hope this information is helpful. Do let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.

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How is this a proper response?

Please submit a ticket for me with the devs pointing out how stupid this is.

The idea that you are allowing the home user to remote elsewhere but not be remoted into must have been a decision made by someone with the intelligence of a brick.

In a situation where an advanced user wants to help a novice, you are disabling them and forcing the novice to go through Microsoft which off shored their tech support, which is horrible by the way. I've seen people call them and get stuck for hours, when any person with a basic advanced knowledge of windows could fix in 10 minutes.

Microsoft confuses professional with advanced users time and time again. I work in a Microsoft shop but even at home I use RDP all the time between my laptop, server, and desktop.  Now I have to pay an extra fee for the same functionality that I always had?

2. the upgrade cost alone is $100 for only a FEW other features and totally not worth it. it may be worth it at $30.

Now I'm stuck going to shady websites to find out how to hack the remote assistance feature, or pay way to much for a third party application that makes me go to a server somewhere far away then right back to my own network. Way to go Microsoft, pushing your customers away one "upgrade" at a time.

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Hello,

Is there any chance I can swap my windows I have two machines both having windows 10, one with Pro and one with Home.

Unfortunately Pro version is in the wrong device I was thinking of if there is any way I can get it swapped between those two.

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Paraskumar Bhadeshia

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It can be done but may be a little tricky and it may be easier to just reformat one of your machines and start fresh after you backed up your old files elsewhere.

1. You will need to know the windows CD keys on both of the machines.

Turning HOME to PRO is easy, Microsoft has a basic key that will force the upgrade of the machine to the PRO version. Then you have 30 days to activate a valid key. I don't know this 32 char CD key off the top of my head so you will need to contact Microsoft support for that.

Turning PRO to HOME is possibly more difficult. In theory, down-grading should be as simple as upgrading but I am not sure if it is. Microsoft support would know if that magic key exists.

I highly recommend backing up necessary data before doing the following!!! Even if windows says it won't delete or destroy your data you can never be sure, just remember the did make windows vista. Back up your data.

Worst case scenario you will have to reinstall windows on that machine. You will need the HOME install CD if you don't have one you can download an ISO of the install CD from Microsoft. Insert CD, reboot system and boot to CD. Go through install process, at one point it will give you two options. Not sure what the names are but the descriptions say something like one will keep all your files the other one will allow you to delete everything. Choose the "keep your files option", go through rest of steps. Activate your windows Home key on the new install.

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It can be done but may be a little tricky and it may be easier to just reformat one of your machines and start fresh after you backed up your old files elsewhere.

1. You will need to know the windows CD keys on both of the machines.

Turning HOME to PRO is easy, Microsoft has a basic key that will force the upgrade of the machine to the PRO version. Then you have 30 days to activate a valid key. I don't know this 32 char CD key off the top of my head so you will need to contact Microsoft support for that.

Turning PRO to HOME is possibly more difficult. In theory, it down-grading be as simple as upgrading but I am not sure if it is. Microsoft support would know if that magic key exists.

I highly recommend backing up necessary data before doing the following!!! Even if windows says it won't delete or destroy your data you can never be sure, just remember the did make windows vista. Back up your data.

Worst case scenario you will have to reinstall windows on that machine. You will need the HOME install CD if you don't have one you can download an ISO of the install CD from Microsoft. Insert CD, reboot system and boot to CD. Go through install process, at one point it will give you two options. Not sure what the names are but the descriptions say something like one will keep all your files the other one will allow you to delete everything. Choose the "keep your files option", go through rest of steps. Activate your windows Home key on the new install.

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Hilarious,

I thought about buying pro for the one computer we have that doesn't have it (don't know who made that mistake) but honestly I'll just use Linux if I can't find a reliable open source product to fix this for MS.

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I got it to work.

Download RDWrap-v-1.6.1.zip.
Install RPDWInsta.exe and the update bat.
RDPcheck will show you that it is NOT LISTENING

Copy "rfxvmt.dll" (C:\windows\system32) from a working W10Pro and paste in W10Home (same spot).

Now check again, Listener state is now OK. 

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