Remote Access

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by ccoltmanm, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. ccoltmanm

    ccoltmanm MDL Novice

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    I am the IT guy in the family. So, posting a thread like this seems silly, but whatever.

    I usually use Windows Remote Assistance to look at and control friends and family member's computers when they need help. I just did so with my uncle tonight.

    However, there has to be a better/easier way of remotely connecting to their computers instead of telling them to send an invitation or setting up their firewall for Easy Connect.

    What do you guys think? I don't really want to ask them to, or install something like Team Viewer which is silly when they only need me once a year.

    Ideas? Suggestions?
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  3. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    I used TeamViewer in the past, but was tagged as "commercial user" (my fater familly, mother familly, girlfriend familly and fried wa to musch for personal use I think, even if I didn't charge anyone for that...sigh) so decided to find another solution.

    Now, I use DameWare Remote control. To bypass firewall, I make my "clients" connect via VPN (PPTP) to my home server. Since they will be in the same networks as me, it is easy to control them.

    I made a package that I send them which automatically install the remote control client, configure the VPn, etc.) They just have to click connect on the VPN link and thats it.
     
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  4. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    There is a small remote assistance utility called Aammy admin. Its only about 250kb in size.
     
  5. ccoltmanm

    ccoltmanm MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the replies. I guess I should clarify it would be fine if the user had to so minimal work for me to connect. Maybe I send them a file or something.

    Ammyy is really good but the free option is very limited. EFA in going to check out your suggestion. Thanks!
     
  6. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    just setup the router and computer to except as it shows and it will be accessible to you from anywhere you have remote desktop. I used win8 to connect to win7 machine today as well (since you got me thinking about it).
     
  7. Evgeniy

    Evgeniy MDL Member

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    VNC + SSH or VPN + Router config. One of the solutions.
     
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