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Alternative to TeamViewer for LAN?

Currently, controlling one of my PCs from another requires me to manually log into Windows on the remote computer so I can get the TeamViewer pw and then connect from the host. Is there another program that will launch at Windows startup so I log into Windows on the remote computer from the host? I don't need internet remote control and I'd prefer a free alternative that doesn't require an account or internet access to enable this type of feature (which I believe TeamViewer does). Remote computer is on Win 8, host on Win 10. EDIT: I was wrong, see below.

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    Nodja
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    TeamViewer does not require an account for this. Setup a password for unattended access: Extra -> Options -> Security Enable direct IP address from LAN: Extra -> Options -> General -> change...
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    TeamViewer does not require an account for this.

    1. Setup a password for unattended access:
      • Extra -> Options -> Security
    2. Enable direct IP address from LAN:
      • Extra -> Options -> General -> change "Incoming LAN connections" dropdown to accept
    3. Make sure TeamViewer starts with windows:
      • Extra -> Options -> General -> make sure "Start TeamViewer with Windows" is ticked

    With all these, you should be able to access the computer through TeamViewer, even if the computer has no internet access, as long as windows is booted (even just the login screen is fine). To connect to it just use the LAN IP address instead of the TeamViewer ID (TeamViewer ID also works if the computer has internet access), and use the password you setup for unattended access instead of the generated one.

    edit: formatting

    8 votes
    1. zptc
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      This worked. Thanks!

      This worked. Thanks!

      4 votes
  2. tesseractcat
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    I have TightVNC set to launch at boot and I'm pretty sure that lets me access the Windows log in screen remotely.

    I have TightVNC set to launch at boot and I'm pretty sure that lets me access the Windows log in screen remotely.

    4 votes
  3. jtvjan
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    If you have Windows 10 Pro or above, you can enable Remote Desktop by going to Settings > System > Remote Desktop. Then you can connect to it using the Remote Desktop Connection program.

    If you have Windows 10 Pro or above, you can enable Remote Desktop by going to Settings > System > Remote Desktop. Then you can connect to it using the Remote Desktop Connection program.

    3 votes
  4. asoftbird
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    Got the solution already but, l use JumpDesktop for this. Authorize the pc once (or every time you want to log into it) and it'll connect effortlessly. Also, it's free. Works cross-platform...

    Got the solution already but, l use JumpDesktop for this. Authorize the pc once (or every time you want to log into it) and it'll connect effortlessly. Also, it's free. Works cross-platform too(though it's a one-time $15 on iPad), l use it to use my iPad as a windows laptop.