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  1. Andrew Johnson
    Andrew Johnson May 24, 2008 at 2:20 pm |

    The technical answer, as I understand it, is Live Mesh isn’t Remote Desktop in the technical sense: it’s not using the RDP protocol. From a user perspective, this remains unhelpful, but that is the ‘reason’

  2. Christopher Price
    Christopher Price May 24, 2008 at 3:29 pm |

    Live Mesh does use RDP: http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=399578

    Even if that were the answer, how in the world can the Home Server team feel good about telling folks that they have to install Live Mesh to get Remote Desktop functionality on home computers? And, there’s still a bit of a void from the Home Server team about how Live Mesh will co-habit and integrate with Home Server. Right now, aside from the lack of a large online storage share… the two products seem rival in a lot of ways. And, I don’t think that’s Microsoft’s goal… they want you to have a Mesh and a Home Server.

    Hopefully this is just because the Home Server team has been busy finishing Power Pack 1. Hopefully, they’ll have answers to these questions soon.

    As it stands right now, I probably wouldn’t buy WHS over again. Live Mesh, combined with a NAS for backups, cleans Home Server’s clock right now.

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