I needed to keep a version of Internet Explorer 7.0 on an old Windows XP machine around for web browser compatibility testing however I didn't want to keep a keyboard and monitor connected to it. Simple solution I thought, why not use the Microsoft Remote Desktop tool?
Within my LAN this worked just fine but then I needed to have access to it from outside my LAN when I'm away from the home office. I found articles that showed how to configure my home Gateway Router and configure the XP machine, yet it just didn't work.
Next I browsed and discovered a tool called TeamViewer
that did the job in 1/10 the effort as the failed Microsoft attempts.
So now I'm a happy web developer as I sit inside a cafe using their free WiFi then control my XP machine at home.