best low cost remote access software?


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Guest

Currnetly using terminal server for remote locations to log in and use server resources. Can someone point me in the right direction to setup remote useres to access programs and files here at the home office. Windows 2000 advance Server running at home office and mixed OP at remote locations with dail-up to low speed DSL in remote locations. Keep in mind that our remote users have no or little PC skills in the age range of 50-90. And I have a very low to none IT budget depending on donations
 
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Guest

You need Citrix, but Citrix is not cheap. If you are a non-profit org maybe you can get a donation. The other thing you can do is PC Anywhere or Terminal services. PC Anywhere will work good, but double log in for your users. The Terminal server will work but trying to get users to understand that they are working two computers is complicated. With Citrix you can have seemless windows, the program will work perfectly even over a 28k connection. Where PC Anywhere drags over slow connections... If you need help, email me @ [email protected](NO SPAM)engineer.com - I can point ya in the right direction, if you live near Philly, I can give ya low cost physical help..
 
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serverguy

VNC is a free, I think. The last time I used it, I was not impressed.
Compared to pcAnywhere, it was clunky and I had difficulty with the cursor
movement. The newer versions may be better. But since it's free, you
should definitely check it out. pcAnywhere is a proven product, works very
well, especially v 10.5 or higher. I would not use any earlier versions.
The 10.5 version has a packager that you can use to create minimal remote
installations that you can burn to cd and send to remote users to make it a
little simpler. It allows you to make the program very basic so users don't
have access to any advanced features that will just confuse them. It is
powerful enough to be made very secure with multiple levels of encryption,
etc..


David Harris said:
Currnetly using terminal server for remote locations to log in and use
server resources. Can someone point me in the right direction to setup
remote useres to access programs and files here at the home office. Windows
2000 advance Server running at home office and mixed OP at remote locations
with dail-up to low speed DSL in remote locations. Keep in mind that our
remote users have no or little PC skills in the age range of 50-90. And I
have a very low to none IT budget depending on donations.
 
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Jeff Cochran

Currnetly using terminal server for remote locations to log in and use server resources. Can someone point me in the right direction to setup remote useres to access programs and files here at the home office. Windows 2000 advance Server running at home office and mixed OP at remote locations with dail-up to low speed DSL in remote locations. Keep in mind that our remote users have no or little PC skills in the age range of 50-90. And I have a very low to none IT budget depending on donations.
RealVNC is probably the best free one, or Remote Desktop if it's
available. Even Netmeeting will work.

Jeff
 
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Janet

Hi,
Currnetly using terminal server for remote locations to log in and use server
resources. Can someone point me in the right direction to setup remote useres
to access programs and files here at the home office. Windows 2000 advance
Server running at home office and mixed OP at remote locations with dail-up to
low speed DSL in remote locations. Keep in mind that our remote users have no
or little PC skills in the age range of 50-90. And I have a very low to none IT
budget depending on donations.
There are a number of inexpensive tools that will do the job at -
http://www.call-center-software.com/remote-access.htm
Good luck
Janet
 
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mhill

I prefer Remote Access solution to VNC. We use "RemotePC"
(http://www.ibackup.com/remote_access/) and we are able to remotely
access various remote resources through an Internet connection and
across multiple Windows platforms.
It's very easy to use and very cost effective.

Regards
Hill
 
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Ryan Hanisco

If you have all Windows XP machines in your environment, you can configure
RDP to work like VNC. If that's an option, let me know and I'll post
instructions.
 
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I don’t know how it is with VNC but pcAnywhere necessitates opening of inbound TCP ports for remote desktop, which can compromise security. I would recommend you to try RHUB remote access which is affordable, easy to use, setup and most importantly very much secure. You can have a look at this link to know the comparison between citrix, RHUB and other applications. http://rhubcom.com/v4/web_conferencing/web_conference_comparison.html
 

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