Remote assistance help

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I need help. I am going to start working out of my home and would like to
use Remote Assistance. Is this possible? Can I invite myself from my work
computer to my home computer? I tried this earlier today and it said there
was a problem and couldn't do it. Do I need to figure out firewalls at work
(it's a network on a server)?

Basically I just need to call into (or get into) my computer at work to use
specific programs that are on that certain computer. Does that make much
sense?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    You really don't want to use Remote Assistance for that...

    What you want is either XP Pro Remote Desktop, if your work PC is running XP Pro, or VNC if your
    work PC is running XP Home...

    Remote Desktop help...

    http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/RemoteDesktopSetupandTroubleshooting.html

    The VNC server, client and encryption plug-in software, firewall help and the UltraVNC forum...

    http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
    http://www.realvnc.com/faq.html#firewall
    http://forum.ultravnc.net/

    In all cases check with your work network administrators for both help to get this all going and
    permission to access your work network from an untrusted PC, ie. your home PC...

    --

    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
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    "MelPate" <MelPate@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0809C681-E9FB-4826-A0A4-EAD6051BBF01@microsoft.com...
    >I need help. I am going to start working out of my home and would like to
    > use Remote Assistance. Is this possible? Can I invite myself from my work
    > computer to my home computer? I tried this earlier today and it said there
    > was a problem and couldn't do it. Do I need to figure out firewalls at work
    > (it's a network on a server)?
    >
    > Basically I just need to call into (or get into) my computer at work to use
    > specific programs that are on that certain computer. Does that make much
    > sense?
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