Remote Control/Access of Computers (Updated 04/27/2010)
Someone recently asked, "
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Responsible for working with servers and management over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with various technologies that allow you to control computers remotely. For example:
- PC Anywhere - I started using this for some project or another when I first got into consulting for a large university. I was amazed at how easy it was to control other computers remotely. This was WAY back in my career...maybe even pre-dated my jump into computers in education. In fact, I remember using a modem to remotely control computers. Wow.
- Timbuktu Pro - Started using this to control Macs remotely from any platform. Worked OK for awhile.
- VNC - Ah, who doesn't remember this free application that is cross-platform and works...I used this to manage many of the servers in my care early on, eventually also using TightVNC and then giving them both up for...
- Famatech RemoteAdmin - This is a program I still use today for remote control of servers, and I know one district that uses it to provide remote HelpDesk support.
This past Friday, a colleague shared with me that Go2Meeting was now free or something. While I haven't verified that claim, I did run across the product at the top of this blog post--TeamViewer--which is free, cross-platform and doesn't require software installation...and boasts being able to bypass the "tightest firewalls."
Certainly something that can be used in schools today? How long before it gets blocked? 8->
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