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Remote Desktop

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by JAMD69, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. JAMD69

    JAMD69 New Member

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    Hi

    just wondering if anyone could give me the low down on remote desktops, also taking into consideration hardware and software firewalls...Another thing, would I need a static IP address to achieve success……………any comments welcome

    Regards

    Jam
     
  2. Sparky
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    Is this for you to access a PC\Server from a remote location?
     
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    Remote desktop is great, although Log me in offers more and eliminates firewall/NAT issues.

    Simon
     
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    There's gotomypc.com too
     
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    I started using teamviewer.com which is nice because the person you are connecting to doesn't need to install anything. You also don't have to worry about firewalls and such.

    As for the original post, what exactly are you looking to do with Remote Desktop? Remote controlling a server as Sparky mentioned? Are you connecting to a server on the same network, or a completely different network (ie home network from work)?
     
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    SSL Explorer's the best product I've used. Provided you have Internet access you can remote control any machine or server from anywhere in the world. Very easy to set-up and best of all the evaluation copy is free!
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Dont need to worry about firewalls?!? You guys need to lock down your networks to stop that kinda traffic leaking out! :biggrin

    Only kidding, most basic firewalls should allow the connection to pass through.
     
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    Have you used it Simon, and if so is it reasonably fast and stable? I have a user that wants to remote into their work XP Pro box from a Mac.. i presume this program could be a workable option?
     
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    RD web connection may be an alternative, link.
     
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    Thanks NightWalker but that feature requires Internet Explorer on the remote PC to access the session and Macs don't have that particular piece of crap installed usually :biggrin
     
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    I use it for a few sites that dont have static IP addresses so I cant get a VPN connection setup. Very stable and I have had no issues with it so far. It runs as a service so you can reboot the machine and log in from the Windows log in page which is handy.

    Highly recommended 8)
     
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    There are a few alternatives out there that practically have no setup requirements. What I usually do is setup Ultra VNC and just port forward traffic to what ever the port VNC uses. Of course you would want to have a static IP from your ISP or else you will constantly have to ask for the IP address.
     
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  13. Boycie
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    Hi Pete,

    I have used the free edition many times, and it works perfectly. I know someone who subscribes to the IT Pro package which requires no installation files and enables you to e-mail the user a link to take over their machine as and when.

    Simon
     
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    Ah, thanks Simon.. i was wondering what the benefit of the pro package was.. that feature sounds kinda cool 8)
     
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    Excellent Sparky thanks.. yeah this client doesn't have a static IP.. so this looks like the way forward :)
     
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  16. JAMD69

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    Hi Sparky

    first of all thanks for showing some interest, the connection is from home to work....

    Any ideas...

    JAM
     
  17. Sparky
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    Can you get access to the firewall on your network? If so give open up port 3389 and forward it to the LAN IP of your PC. Give your a PC a static IP as well on the LAN subnet.

    I take it your internet connection has at least one static IP at work?
     
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