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    Remote control of another PC

    I am getting fed up with driving ages to a friends house to fix a pc problem that involves a few clicks, so I am looking for a remote control program to do it from my laptop at home instead.

    now obviously there alot of trojan type programs but I am really looking for an official easy to use program so as not to cause too much trouble with firewalls etc it would need to work with full admin rights so I can unistall programs and install drivers etc.

    any recommendations ?


    thanks

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    Have you tried windows remote assistance? Found it to be excellent when sorting my parents rig recently, easy to get working, quick and simple.

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    i havent, will be ok working with admin being vista slave on XP? also what would the slave have to setup to allow me to remove work?

    thanks

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    I use remote desktop too, used to use remote admin but found remote desktop sufficient for what I needed.

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    i admin all my rack servers with RDP, remote assistance is good for a quick fix as they only have to ask for help via MSN and your in.

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    [cough]

    TEAMVIEWER[/cough]

    so long as someone is on the end of the phone to activate it (doesnt even need installing permanently.. it can be run as a one off program) and type in the code.. you're away.

    it is GODLIKE!
    http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx

    and it is FREE for private use

    you can thank me later

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    i never realized messenger could remote access like that...also will look at that teamviewer as well.

    thanks

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    its under the activities tab when your chatting

    yeh teamviewer is good but no better than remote assistance and nothing to install so long as msn is up to date.

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    its under the activities tab when your chatting

    yeh teamviewer is good but no better than remote assistance and nothing to install so long as msn is up to date.
    not everyone have or use MSN... especially not old people like me

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    he's sorted.. he just accessed my PC... he's on a roll now

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    damn thats some pron collection!!!

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    That was ME accessing HIS PC to post

    And anyway,,,, I love seafood... I love prawn

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    LogMeIn Free or Teamviewer.

    Teamview is less "permanent" than LogMeIn, so probably less privacy concerns by the host PC.

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    is it a timed free session as i get about 5 mins before it closes

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    tightVNC or most VNC programs would serve you well enough

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    Re: Remote control of another PC

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    yeh teamviewer is good but no better than remote assistance and nothing to install so long as msn is up to date.
    Oh, I disagree - teamviewer is far better at NAT and is a darn sight more featured (I guess that's why they manage to sell it!). I've been in plenty of RA sessions where you have to 'try' connecting 2/3 times before it actually works - frustrating to say the least - or randomly get disconnects mid-session. It's pretty laborious too in that you have to explain to people they need to 'invite' you (multiple times if it fails) etc. Not fun when it's your technophobic father on the other end of the phone line

    Quote Originally Posted by burn-e86 View Post
    tightVNC or most VNC programs would serve you well enough
    For local access yes, but if you need any sort of NAT/firewall negotiation then it's a very manual process (not to mention having the hazard of open ports). If you're really intend on using a multi-layered solution then use hamachi to build your virtual LAN and VNC to connect through it. Personally i use UltraVNC for local access and Teamviewer for everything else.
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