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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by PK-her0, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. PK-her0

    PK-her0 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys...its something i have been meaning to ask a while...
    i saw the add for tech guys live help...and it said live pros work on your desktop..bla bla bla!

    firstly, what software do you consider the best for remote access...i remember a few years
    ago there was pc anywhere...there must be lots of newer products...the best ?

    secondly...how easy / difficult is it to setup and implement?
    i mean surely its not that easy for software like this (including the tech guys pro help) to just
    simply connect to a pc.. i mean surely firewalls all that will deny access...

    just wondering...
     
  2. johnhe

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    If you are using Vista or XP Pro they both have built in Remote Desktop support that is easy to use. I use Remove Desktop to access my main office computer from my laptop when I'm out of the office. You can learn about Remove Desktop here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/remoteintro.mspx

    XP home has Remote Assistance built in. It also allows accessing a computer remotely but requires someone to be at the remote machine. Remote Assistance is designed to allow helping someone solve a problem remotely. You can learn more about Remote Assistance here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300546
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/remoteassist/intro.mspx

    Regards,
    John Hensley
    www.resqware.com
     
  3. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    I use UltraVNC.
     
  4. fairnooks

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    I use both Windows Remote Desktop, and UltraVNC for systems not running Win XP Pro. WRD is snappier so I use that if I can but that has the disadvantage of not allowing someone on the remote to interact with you at the same time.

    A quick and easy little program to get up and running for interactive remote sharing/assistance that's being developed, seems to get a little better each time I try it, is called CrossLoop. It behaves similar to UltraVNC (though I haven't tried the SC (single click) server) but you don't have to open ports or enter I.P. addresses in order to get connected.
     
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