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November 8, 2004 1:56:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

The company where I work currently uses VPN and PCAnywhere for remote access.
I am looking into alternatives and have looked a bit at MS Remote Desktop
feature. So far the things I dislike are the inability to restart the host
machine remotely and I am not too sold on the security. I have also looked
into GoToMyPC by Citrix and it looks like a good secure program. Of course as
with everything, cost is a factor and in that arena Remote Desktop wins. Can
anyone offer me advice if they have used any of the products listed?

Thanks!
Anonymous
November 8, 2004 5:10:24 PM

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You could use either "tsshutdn" or "shutdown" from the command line on the remote PC. Go to
"Start -> Help and Support" and search on both to get the proper syntax. In addition, the user can
do a "Ctl - Alt - End" key sequence in the Remote Desktop area and bring up the remote PC "Task
Manager". Then go to "Shutdown" and select either "Turn Off" or "Restart".

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Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

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"Wendy" <Wendy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4867B4E4-8E2E-404F-ACA4-C1D680031F88@microsoft.com...
> The company where I work currently uses VPN and PCAnywhere for remote access.
> I am looking into alternatives and have looked a bit at MS Remote Desktop
> feature. So far the things I dislike are the inability to restart the host
> machine remotely and I am not too sold on the security. I have also looked
> into GoToMyPC by Citrix and it looks like a good secure program. Of course as
> with everything, cost is a factor and in that arena Remote Desktop wins. Can
> anyone offer me advice if they have used any of the products listed?
>
> Thanks!
>
November 8, 2004 6:24:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

Thank you for the advice, the tsshutdn works from the run line. If I use the
/reboot switch it will reboot. I wish there was an easier way for the end
user. If anyone knows of an easier way for the end-user please let me know.

Thanks!

"Sooner Al" wrote:

> You could use either "tsshutdn" or "shutdown" from the command line on the remote PC. Go to
> "Start -> Help and Support" and search on both to get the proper syntax. In addition, the user can
> do a "Ctl - Alt - End" key sequence in the Remote Desktop area and bring up the remote PC "Task
> Manager". Then go to "Shutdown" and select either "Turn Off" or "Restart".
>
> --
> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
>
> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual benefit of all of us...
> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights...
>
> "Wendy" <Wendy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4867B4E4-8E2E-404F-ACA4-C1D680031F88@microsoft.com...
> > The company where I work currently uses VPN and PCAnywhere for remote access.
> > I am looking into alternatives and have looked a bit at MS Remote Desktop
> > feature. So far the things I dislike are the inability to restart the host
> > machine remotely and I am not too sold on the security. I have also looked
> > into GoToMyPC by Citrix and it looks like a good secure program. Of course as
> > with everything, cost is a factor and in that arena Remote Desktop wins. Can
> > anyone offer me advice if they have used any of the products listed?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
November 10, 2004 11:57:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

I use a product called Beyond Remote, it can be found at
http://www.dataapples.com

Mike

"Wendy" <Wendy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4867B4E4-8E2E-404F-ACA4-C1D680031F88@microsoft.com...
> The company where I work currently uses VPN and PCAnywhere for remote
access.
> I am looking into alternatives and have looked a bit at MS Remote Desktop
> feature. So far the things I dislike are the inability to restart the host
> machine remotely and I am not too sold on the security. I have also looked
> into GoToMyPC by Citrix and it looks like a good secure program. Of course
as
> with everything, cost is a factor and in that arena Remote Desktop wins.
Can
> anyone offer me advice if they have used any of the products listed?
>
> Thanks!
>
Anonymous
November 12, 2004 1:37:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

You might check out logmein.com.

"Wendy" wrote:

> The company where I work currently uses VPN and PCAnywhere for remote access.
> I am looking into alternatives and have looked a bit at MS Remote Desktop
> feature. So far the things I dislike are the inability to restart the host
> machine remotely and I am not too sold on the security. I have also looked
> into GoToMyPC by Citrix and it looks like a good secure program. Of course as
> with everything, cost is a factor and in that arena Remote Desktop wins. Can
> anyone offer me advice if they have used any of the products listed?
>
> Thanks!
>
!