Remote software suggestion

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Capp, Oct 4, 2007.

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  1. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

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    Hey guys,
    I need some recommendations, if possible.

    Here is what I need:

    I am looking for some free software that I can install on a networked computer and access it from home.

    I know there are tons of software out there that allows this option, such as Single-Click, VNC, crossloop, etc.. and I do use those. But, they all required me to accept the session.

    I have my network setup to allow VPN dial-in, but I have to have it directed to my server. I want to be able to access my personal desktop without having to change the port forwarding on the firewall to do so. I am big-chief over the network so rights and permissions isn't a problem. lol

    I have looked at several titles that are free, but like I said, they all require someone to be sitting infront of the remote machine to accept the session.

    Does anybody know of something I could just install and it would accept a connection automatically. Security is of importance as well to maintain HIPAA regulations.

    I appreciate any input.

    Thanks :D
     
  2. Meriadoc

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    Would Hamachi fit what you're looking for? The difference between the free and the pro is the pro runs as a service.
    I've run QuickBooks over Hamachi free in the past, (also using a SrvAny tool to make the program run as a service,) all I had to do is leave the remote machine on.

    Hamachi - Wiki
     
  3. smf

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    logmein free will do what you want.
     
  4. rendez2k

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    Yup, I use logmein free - its web based and it works like a treat. It even works on my work PC and nothing usually works on that!
     
  5. Capp

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    Awesome!

    Thanks guys. I'll give it a try. I had heard about LogMeIn before but forgot all about it.

    I appreciate your time :)
     
  6. Capp

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    OK, I tried out LogMeIn. very easy to use, but essentially is just like GoToMyPc, or several others that give you a 30 day free trial and then make you pay $60+ per computer. I tried different setups and on the logmein website, it said it was trial. I had 30 days to use 120 minutes before I was required to pay. Did I setup something wrong?

    I was looking for a free solution. As I had mentioned, I use Single-Click to connect to clients computers to do troubleshooting. It works perfectly and is 100% free. The problem is, that it requires interaction on both ends.

    I need something that allows me to dial in anytime, from anywhere without requiring any input from the remote end, and it needs to be free. I will be setting up quite a few of these in the next month.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Logmein is free - its just you trial the pro version first the it reverts to the free version!
     
  8. Capp

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    Gotcha. Of course, I see now there is a place to change your account type from trial-pro to Free.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  9. mikeo1313

    mikeo1313 Registered Member

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    I believe I used vnc server without having to have someone at the host side accept or click anything, maybe that has changed since it was quite a while ago since I used it...

    I think you have to pay now to password protect or be able to use any encryption...

    Does that free version of what your using have any security features??
     
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