Remote assistance set up - via Windows Messenger

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Hi all :-) - XP Pro SP2

I need help to set up my Remote assistance to allow a consultant to assist
me with a program project. How do I set it up to allow them to have access
to my desktop? Can this be done via Windows Messenger? If not, how do I do
this? Also, I have a router. Is there any special adjustment or setting
that I need to allow for their access?

Jan :)
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    On Sun, 4 Sep 2005 20:26:26 -0400, "Jan Il" <abuse@localhost.invalid>
    wrote:

    >Hi all :-) - XP Pro SP2
    >
    >I need help to set up my Remote assistance to allow a consultant to assist
    >me with a program project. How do I set it up to allow them to have access
    >to my desktop? Can this be done via Windows Messenger? If not, how do I do
    >this? Also, I have a router. Is there any special adjustment or setting
    >that I need to allow for their access?
    >
    >Jan :)

    Hi Jan,

    Remote access is very dangerous, it can be done by windows messenger
    but I would never ever go near windows messenger for anything let
    alone granting remote access rights.

    There are many commercial solutions that are far better, easier to use
    and much more secure.

    Access Remote PC is cheap, easy and secure. PC anywhere is pricey but
    good and many more, for a novice Access Remote PC is probably the
    easiest to use and there is a fully working trial version gives you 5
    free connections.

    http://www.access-remote-pc.com/

    You need a broadband connection for any remote access to be worthwhile
    and if you are not confident with firewall settings / port forwarding
    if you are on a router, you need to get somebody you trust to install
    the remote access app for you and show you how to run it and set it up
    safely.

    I have seen one system recently with huge problems where remote
    access software was deliberately set up to allow access to
    unauthorised people by a "trusted" person who then used that PC with
    his mates as a proxy to remotlely surf the web, read passwords, mail,
    all the files and folders etc.

    Really be careful.

    Jonah
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hi Jonah :-)

    Thank you very much for your very helpful information. The person who would
    remotely assist me is an Access MVP whom I have worked with for several
    years, and have no reason to distruct them. I am the only one on my end. I
    need to set the Remote access up through the Windows Messenger if possible,
    as that is how we are working at this point as Emails are too slow.

    Thank you for your time and help.

    Jan :)
    MS MVP - IE/OE
    Smiles are meant to be shared,
    that's why they're so contagious.


    > On Sun, 4 Sep 2005 20:26:26 -0400, "Jan Il" <abuse@localhost.invalid>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Hi all :-) - XP Pro SP2
    >>
    >>I need help to set up my Remote assistance to allow a consultant to assist
    >>me with a program project. How do I set it up to allow them to have
    >>access
    >>to my desktop? Can this be done via Windows Messenger? If not, how do I
    >>do
    >>this? Also, I have a router. Is there any special adjustment or setting
    >>that I need to allow for their access?
    >>
    >>Jan :)
    >
    > Hi Jan,
    >
    > Remote access is very dangerous, it can be done by windows messenger
    > but I would never ever go near windows messenger for anything let
    > alone granting remote access rights.
    >
    > There are many commercial solutions that are far better, easier to use
    > and much more secure.
    >
    > Access Remote PC is cheap, easy and secure. PC anywhere is pricey but
    > good and many more, for a novice Access Remote PC is probably the
    > easiest to use and there is a fully working trial version gives you 5
    > free connections.
    >
    > http://www.access-remote-pc.com/
    >
    > You need a broadband connection for any remote access to be worthwhile
    > and if you are not confident with firewall settings / port forwarding
    > if you are on a router, you need to get somebody you trust to install
    > the remote access app for you and show you how to run it and set it up
    > safely.
    >
    > I have seen one system recently with huge problems where remote
    > access software was deliberately set up to allow access to
    > unauthorised people by a "trusted" person who then used that PC with
    > his mates as a proxy to remotlely surf the web, read passwords, mail,
    > all the files and folders etc.
    >
    > Really be careful.
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