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    Question remote access software?

    im looking into different remote access software, ive tried remote desktop and vnc and found id rather have something thats quicker to deploy. plus, when i am dealing with some of my non-techie relatives---the simpler the better.

    ive narrowed it down to a couple webbased programs--gotomypc, mywebexpc and logmein. not sure which one to choose from here. logmein sounds the coolest simply because its free--but is it any good?

    thanks for your help.

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    Hi,

    Use VNC + VNC Java Applet. Point users to the webpage, that's all. Users know how to enter URL into browser

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    I used Logmein for a while, but it was far too unreliable. Often times it just stopped working for extended periods of time, ie 30+ minutes, reporting of connection errors in the log. You're connecting through Logmein, so it's just another point that can fail. So, I evaluated them useless for production server environments, and went back to good old VNC, the $50 Enterprise version from http://www.realvnc.com/download.html -- rock-solid, although I wouldn't necessarily go for the Enterprise version next time, the free one will do the job.

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    If you're running this on a Windows machine, you could use Remote Administrator. It can install via command line, and it's super easy to use.
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    How quick to deploy is Remote Desktop (I assume you mean windows RD?). Its pre-deployed with the OS?!

    If you have XP clients, you most difficult bit is just finding the right start menu item. Win2k clients, download the free RDC client from microsoft.

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    RemotePC is also a good option to look into as it is fast and easy to use.
    Features include f
    ile transfer and remote printing.


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    Yah, I can't see how RD is hard to deploy. You install the OS, you have remote desktop. It's faster than the others and very secure.
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