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Opinion on Remote Computer Access

    • 731 posts
    October 29, 2007 11:09 PM EDT
    Why bother with third party apps? Use Remote Desktop.

    Remote Desktop is Free... but anyone can hack your system... Anyone with the right knowledge can get into your Server/ PC... through a Multi-session or whats called a "concurrent sessions" by replacing your Termsrv.dll file, found in C:WindowsSystem32.... Once that`s in place.. the process is very easy, and it will allow for multiple users to log into your server....
    Your best bet is to use a third party tool like "teamviewer"
    Nuevolution2007-10-30 4:12:5

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    Edgar Monroy
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    • 731 posts
    October 29, 2007 11:11 PM EDT
    Good point!  And Remote Desktop is supposed to work even better with Vista.

    Vista Is Vulnerable.... Don`t use it... Although you might have to massage the code a little... trust me... its not 100% fool proof...

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    Edgar Monroy
    Web Developer / Owner / Consultant
    When starting your own business the need to "know-how" is greater than money!
    http://www.nuevolution.net

    • 4 posts
    October 15, 2007 12:13 PM EDT
    I concur.  VPN is much more secure than opening ports.
    • 79 posts
    October 4, 2007 7:39 PM EDT
    Why bother with third party apps? Use Remote Desktop.
    • 16 posts
    October 4, 2007 5:54 PM EDT

    I`m coming up on the end of my 30 day free trial of GoToMyPC.  I need remote access to my computer and it works pretty good.

    Does anyone have any opinions, good or bad, of this service?

    Is there something better I should look at?

    As always, I appreciate the feedback.

     

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    • 84 posts
    October 5, 2007 4:05 AM EDT

    I agree with john - If you are using Windows, Remote Desktop is the way to go.  It`s free and as good or better as any 3rd party software.

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    Oleg Issers | StartupNation.com Web Team

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    • 141 posts
    October 5, 2007 5:21 AM EDT

    the only issue with remote desktop is that when your behind a firewall it simply doesnt work well. Using a thrid party app like GoToMyPC  automatically punches holes in the firewall for the remote system to work so the configuration part is easy for the user, especially if they are not technical. With that said I still perfer Remote desktop, but I`m computer savvy enough to use it.

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