Anyone tried remote access ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by brylee, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. brylee

    brylee Guest

    I want to be able to work at night without having to go back to my office. I understand softwares like RemotePC does this, but anyone have any experience with it.
  2. DBruceM2

    DBruceM2 Network Guru Member

    If the remote PC is running XP, just set up Remote Desktop on it and connect in that way from your home PC. The nice part is that this application is free (from Microsoft) and is probably already installed on your system.
    Keep in mind that if the home PC is NOT XP based, you will need to get a (free) remote utility from Microsoft's web page from here.

    Now, if you don't want to use the built in Remote Desktop app in Win XP or if you don't run Win XP on your remote office computer, a 3rd party application like you suggested will fit the bill.

    I personally have used RAdmin from time to time and it is a pretty easy utility to use and it's relatively inexpensive. There are a lot of remote desktop programs out there, it's just all a matter of what you want to spend.

    IMHO, if you're running Win XP and don't want to spend any money just use what already came installed with Windows. It does a pretty good job.
  3. eq2675

    eq2675 Network Guru Member

    Do you have a Windows 2000 or 2003 server at your office?

    If so, VPN is built in. It uses TCP port 1723

    Here is a good tutorial on how to set it up,15144756

    Looking for a more affordable solution to access desktops than using pcAnywhere (it can be bought cheap on eBay)?

    Then try Dameware Mini Remote Control

    I use Remote Desktop Connection over the VPN to get to the server, then Dameware to get to any workstation
  4. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Damn, I forgot that I put that particulare tutorial was still even floating around :D

    As stated, it's easy to go with a vpn server if you have any of the server versions. If not, look to use Remote Desktop or something similar...

  5. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    i'd go for VPN, then RDC. It works great for me!
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