Remote Desktop

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Outline of Presentation

  • Remote Desktops
  • What is a Remote Desktop?
    • Access to a computer’s files and applications from another location
    • Work to Home
    • Control of your desktop
    • Individual Use or Corporate
    • Large scale use – at companies for remote repair
  • Overall Features
    • Access from anywhere there is an internet connection
    • Software available that supports Macs, PCs and Linux
    • Multiple users can access if needed
    • Can be used to remotely repair computer
    • File transfer
    • Now available on some phones – iphone and blackberries
  • The Cons
    • Security
    • Computer must be left on and connected to the internet
    • Some software expensive – monthly subscription
    • Some versions can be complicated to set up
  • Remote Desktop Software
    • Gotomypc.com
      • Easy Setup
      • Mac, Windows or Linux
      • Invite a guest
      • Can use multiple monitors
    • Windows
      • Can re-direct local hard drives
      • Connection Bar
      • Remote printing
      • Can be used on company network
    • Apple Remote Desktop
      • Curtain Mode
      • Drag and Drop file transfer
      • Powerful Searches – Results copied
    • Logmein.com
      • Remote Sound
      • File Sync
      • Remote Hard Drive access
      • Remote Printing
      • Offers free version
    • Bomgar
      • Appliance-based
      • Remote Support
      • Macs, Windows and Linux
      • Models to support 5 to 50,000 computers
  • VNC – Virtual Network Computing
    • Open software –Ex. Linux application on Windows
    • Server - Viewer
    • RFB Protocol “Remote framebuffer”
    • Many versions are free
    • Created by Olivetti & Oracle Research Lab (ORL), later bought by AT+T. Shut down lab in 2002, some of the ORL developers started RealVNC
  • VNC Software
    • RealVNC
      • Chat feature
      • Scale desktop to size you want
      • Cross Platform
      • 1 port HTTP and VNC
      • Firewall integration
    • TightVNC
      • File transfer
      • Mirror video driver
      • tight encoding
      • 2 passwords to help control level of access
    • UltraVNC
      • Encryption plug in
      • File transfer
      • Chat feature
      • MS Logon
  • How it works
    • Host Computer
    • Remote User
    • Sends data via Internet connection
    • Uses viewer software to show the remote desktop
  • Logmein.com Demo

Websites of Remote Desktop Software

gotomypc.com
logmein.com
Apple Remote Desktop
Ultra VNC
Tight VNC
Real VNC
PC Now

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