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#1 fieron

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:05 PM

Does anyone have recommendations for what software apps to use to remote access PCs to help family members? I've never used GoToMyPC, but figure it could work for this. I know Windows also has a built-in Remote Assistance program, but I've never used it and never heard anyone ever talk about it. Are there other options out there? I have family with XP, Vista, and Win7 and I have access to all three OS as well. Thanks in advance for any tips. Basically parents and in-laws call with questions and it takes 10X longer to explain things over the phone, if that even helps them, and we're all separated by several states so it's not easy to wait until the next family visit.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:44 PM

Does anyone have recommendations for what software apps to use to remote access PCs to help family members? I've never used GoToMyPC, but figure it could work for this. I know Windows also has a built-in Remote Assistance program, but I've never used it and never heard anyone ever talk about it. Are there other options out there? I have family with XP, Vista, and Win7 and I have access to all three OS as well. Thanks in advance for any tips. Basically parents and in-laws call with questions and it takes 10X longer to explain things over the phone, if that even helps them, and we're all separated by several states so it's not easy to wait until the next family visit.


enable remote desktop connection.

config THEIR router to forward port 3389 to the ip address of the comp you want to control.


have them add a user WITH password that only has access remotely( set securtity to deny logon locally)


have their regular user name deny logon thru term services.


viola ... secure connection.






or use realvnc, which I happen to like a lot.


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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:37 AM

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:49 AM

Windows Remote Desktop works very well.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:09 AM


Does anyone have recommendations for what software apps to use to remote access PCs to help family members? I've never used GoToMyPC, but figure it could work for this. I know Windows also has a built-in Remote Assistance program, but I've never used it and never heard anyone ever talk about it. Are there other options out there? I have family with XP, Vista, and Win7 and I have access to all three OS as well. Thanks in advance for any tips. Basically parents and in-laws call with questions and it takes 10X longer to explain things over the phone, if that even helps them, and we're all separated by several states so it's not easy to wait until the next family visit.


enable remote desktop connection.

config THEIR router to forward port 3389 to the ip address of the comp you want to control.


have them add a user WITH password that only has access remotely( set securtity to deny logon locally)


have their regular user name deny logon thru term services.


viola ... secure connection.






or use realvnc, which I happen to like a lot.




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Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:56 AM

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 03:51 PM

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 06:10 PM


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Posted 19 September 2010 - 03:31 PM

If the remote computer is infected with a virus/Trojan/etc, can it be transferred to the computer I am using to remote access to assist with clearing it off?

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 04:53 PM

If the remote computer is infected with a virus/Trojan/etc, can it be transferred to the computer I am using to remote access to assist with clearing it off?


no.

Running has an uncanny ability to mellow the soul, to take the edge off hard feelings, and put things back into healthy perspective.
Yeah, it's a 50 caliber. They used to use it to hunt buffalo with... up close! It's only legal in two states. And this isn't one of them.

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