Remote Desktop Software

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by omg its nlm, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Where I work 90% of the users are consultants and are not in the office. They all use VPN to auth. in for the most part. What software would you recommend? Anything web based where we could host a server?
     
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    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I have been using Windows built in remote desktop. I have not had any problems at all with it.
     
  3. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Yeah thats always an option, but then they cant see what we are doing and that sometimes helps. Right now they just login to MSN and we go from there....
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Remote Desktop isn't very secure, and mapping drives to transfer files is slow as dirt.

    I would recommend PCAnywhere - use it extensively here at work to manage PCs and Servers, works great if setup/configured properly.
     
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    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    If you need the ability to do that, look into one of the VNC flavors, like UltraVNC. Unlike Remote Desktop, it doesn't lock out the existing user by default.
     
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    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I have used WebEx before too, nice thing about that is you can e-mail the end user an invite. Makes their end very simple.
     
  9. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    there's netmeeting and microsoft has something that does that too - livemeeting. having been on the receiving end while calling MS server support I can say its awesome.

    Those claiming remote desktop as not secure should remember that the basic version with windows xp uses 56bit encryption and that the verision supplied with server 2003 (\windows\system32\clients\) forget the rest of the path... can use SSL encryption if the remote host supports it.

    I would also remind people that VNC is about as easy to break into as a paper tent.
     
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    I been testing out WebEx, is there any alternatives that are simlar?
     
  11. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Citrix has a similiar solution (goToMyPC or something) to webex.. there are a couple other solutions out there as well, although i can't remeber their names anymore..
     
  12. Digdis

    Digdis OSNN Addict Political User

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    Interwise is very similar. Been working with it for a while at my work place, and we were quite happy with the features and performance.
    http://www.interwise.com

    GoToMyPc (as well as LogMeIn) belong to another type of solutions, closer to VNC in the concept, allowing a remote user to view your desktop. Only difference is that they traverse firewalls much more easily than VNC or RDP. This is why I don't think they're secure enough.
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  13. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Interwise is CRAP, mostly because it is not a client-less solution.

    It is OK, but when there are problems BOY are there problems :dead:

    Case and point as to why we are evaluating LiveMeeting atm ;)