I'm looking to install a remote connection on the systems i build.
As i'm constantly having to walk people through basic tasks i would like to be able to just tell them to start a specific program then let me connect and do all the work.
I have tried with windows own remote assistance but half of the time i can't even connect.
I have over 150 sytems built and running, hence this software can't cost a lot... I want to install the server side on all these sytems then i can connect remotely from my Client side and carry out basic tasks... ie editing startup registry etc
Anyone know of any good free software for this... i've looked at some software but to install on so many machines would cost a fortune.
have you tried RDP it's installed my default on all Winxp Pro Installations. It is similar to Terminal Services. There is also SSH and any flavor of VNC. There are some commercial apps such as PC Anywhere, etc. I also belivev some flavors of VNC have a java based web interface as well.
I use logmein as well. It's awesome. I use the free version. It is router independant, no port forwarding required. It has a little app that runs in the system tray (aka "notification area") that reports in to the logmein servers, so when you connect to it, it goes in via port 80. Works great!
I know this post is getting a little old by now, but have you tried UltraVNC SC? This software was specially designed to pass through NAT and initiated by the end user. It is customizable with your business logo, script, etc. This is a GREAT tool for remote support for most all client versions of OS. It puts the end use in control as to when and who will be connecting to their computer, and the footprint is 166k with NO software or registry install or modify required.