How to Remote Control a Desktop, or more than 1?

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  1. blackranger

    blackranger MDL Senior Member

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    #1 blackranger, Aug 3, 2010
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    Dear all MDL members,
    My Dad gave me a difficult question which I must solve it in a week. If I can help him with his problem, well he promised me he will buy me a new desktop.

    The question itself is simple, "How to remote control ONE or more desktop computer(s) using WinXP Pro?"

    But he is at the following situation / has such requirements:

    1. There're 4 partners totally (including Dad).
    2. Each partner has 1 desktop (XP Pro) at home.
    3. There're 4 desktops (WinXP Pro) in shop (only 1 shop).
    4. All involved desktops have different but constant Hong Kong IP addresses.
    5. Desktops in shop will be controlled by any partners' PCs at any time.
    6. Documents will be transmitted between desktops at home and in shop.
    (7). Administrative power to control desktops in shop are the same for all partners.
    8. Desktops in shop cannot control their PCs.
    9. It will be best if no additional software(s) are needed (only use WinXP Pro).
    10. It will be best if 1 partner can control several desktops in shop.
    10. Additional software(s) they use must be legal for any business purposes.

    If requirement 5 cannot be met, so Dad prefers each partner control only 1 single desktop at any time. Then requirement 7 is not needed by logic.
    If requirement 6 cannot be met, just let me know.

    Any guides can solve his problem? Any questions, please ask. I'm just being so hurried to get a solution. :worthy:
     
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  2. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

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    I use VPN endpoint routers and remote desktop....as for 1 desktop controlling several I control up to a half dozen, just open a seperate remote desktop to each PC, there's also remote sharing in XP.
     
  3. jlgager

    jlgager MDL Developer

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    Also you have to port forward port 3389 on each computer or it will not work
     
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  4. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

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    Not when using VPN endpoint routers. You are thinking of opening a port from the WAN side to an internal IP on the LAN on a router that does not have VPN abilities. VPN endpoints handle IPSEC VPN traffic without exposing LAN computers via an open port.....and you can only fwd one service port to a single computer on the LAN. IPSEC VPN endpoint router allows more than one VPN tunnel to more than one PC on the LAN.
     
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    alien2xx MDL Senior Member

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  6. equinox1001

    equinox1001 MDL Novice

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    Sounds like the OP needs Teamviewer. Check it out via your favourite search engine.
     
  7. infoaliasgar

    infoaliasgar MDL Novice

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    One or more WIN XP desktops can be controlled using various remote support services such as logmeinrescue, gosupportnow etc.
     
  8. Rainey

    Rainey MDL Novice

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    #9 Rainey, Nov 13, 2012
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    You can also use a remote IP KVM.
    They will cost more then these other software options others have given.

    A remote IP KVM will have very little setup, can support many more PCs if needed later, can support many more users if needed later.

    There are many MFG's that make them with many different price ranges.

    Dam i can't post links yet
    Just search Google for "Remote IP KVM"
     
  9. koolance

    koolance MDL Novice

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    VPN is a good solution, but it requires specified hardware and maintenance.

    I would recommend to use remotely anywhere, this application gives ability to control PC from a Browser using HTTPS and has no comparison or even close software by functionality.

    There is no cloud needed, just install software, forward needed ports on a router and start using it. To access PC windows authentication is used

    remotelyanywhere.com
     
  10. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Team Viewer is unsecure! The service is running over their servers and they could capture the whole traffic/packages and do some times.

    Some time ago I used Team Viewer for to connect to and customer who wasn't want to use RAdmin (which I mainly use for Remote Control) and shortly after connected using Team viewer I got a lot Scam and Spam Mails. That stopped after I deleted my account and ordered Team Viewer to remove my e-mail address from their database.
     
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  11. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    AFAIK Teamviewer can be configured for a direct connection. Though that probably involves a bit of work puncturing firewalls and routers.
     
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  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Maybe. But I wouldn't take the risk again!! Unsecure is just that: UNSECURE!

    I working with high confidential data of customers on my systems and I could not take any risk.

    So, I use RAdmin which never gave's me a single problem, have also a direct connection to the remote machine without to take any 3. party service (which would the unsecure part), all packages are crypted and it's very fast with an very good security. That's all what counts for me. For simple private use may some service like Teamviewer would good enough, it's depend on the data stored on the connected computers.
     
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