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VNC free addition. Any good?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Mooash, Oct 7, 2008.

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  1. Mooash

    Mooash Thread Starter

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    I was going to download real VNC so I could access my computer at school to make it easier. The free addition looks like the best choice for me which I plan to use on a Vista computer running the xp version. Will that work? Is it any good? Is it trust worthy? Will it introduce threats to my computer? Thanks.
     
  2. Zack Barresse

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    Hi there,

    Yes, excellent. If you have OneCare you'll have some permission issues, but nothing you shouldn't be able to handle (it thinks it's a trojan). Other than that, works very well IMHO. :)
     
  3. UKGent

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    The free real vnc wil not work with windows vista 2008 server, if your using a simple network its very good apart from it does not have 128-bit AES Session Encryption & Tamper-Proofing, if you need to have a secure environment I would not recommend the free edition.
     
  4. Rollin_Again

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    If you school computer is connected to your school's network you probably won't be able to access it since you would need to open ports on the firewall.


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    Rollin
     
  5. itsmanaged

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    If your school computer is running XP Pro or later, why not use RDP? It is much faster than VNC and it too is free - it is included in XP Pro (not home) and Vista I believe.

    To get to the machine at school you will need to get through the school firewall - ask the admin. Also to stop any man and his dog taking over your computer, and possibly corrupting the school environment, you will need some encryption - a VPN or an SSH tunnel - again ask your admin for that standards they have adopted.
     
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