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    Question Remote Access ?

    This is basically for a company I just started and I wanted to sort out problems via remote access when Iím off. I looked into various software trials and picked up this one called RemotePC. I would appreciate any views about this software.

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    What do you have for an existing network? Server? Or all peer to peer? Since Windows XP came out, I've pretty much never had to use alternative, traditionally older type remote access software like PcAnywhere or the various flavors of VNC...because of the fantastic performance of the remote desktop built into WinXPp.

    Plus, with SOHO grade routers that a business should have in place, most of them support VPN serving...so you securely VPN to your network..and remote to your PC(s) from there.
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    Ultra VNC has a really nice liitle app called 'Single Click'. Its a stand-alone .exe file that your clients can launch and it connects to your desktop when you need remote access to their system. Since its an outbond connection from their lan they dont need to open any ports on their firewall. It's really slick.

    http://www.uvnc.com/addons/singleclick.html


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    www.logmein.com also provides a pretty good free remote access software.
    It's very easy to set up, doesn't need any port forwarding and you can set it up on a number of different computers at your office and access them individually from any outside computer. The paid version has additional features you may/may not need. It's a great tool to use to help friends or others solve minor problems on their computer without leaving home.
    Remote desktop connection from Windows is great, but you do need to forward a port to the computer you wish to access. The host computer needs to have XP Pro. To access different computers at your office using Remote Desktop you would have to edit the registry and change the default port (3389) on additional computers so that each computer you wish to access would use a different port number. 3400,3401,3402 etc. You then also need to change each compter to a static IP address.
    Both work well. Logmein is very simple to set up and even works on XP Home, although you probably have all Pro at the office.
    good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenwest
    To access different computers at your office using Remote Desktop you would have to edit the registry and change the default port (3389) on additional computers so that each computer you wish to access would use a different port number. 3400,3401,3402 etc. You then also need to change each compter to a static IP address.
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    Most businesses though, hopefully they have a SOHO grade router, not some home router trying to pull double duty. VPN to the router, access to entire network.

    Many smaller businesses might have Small Business Server...which makes remote desktop access even easier with it's one-stop portal.

    Just 2x of many advantages of putting in sound solutions in the first place.
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