Remote Desktop question


G

Guest

Hi all,

I need to have remote access to a computer running a measuring device
in the lab (basically to check whether the machine is running fine,
and to interfer if I need to).

Can I use a remote desktop connection for this?

- I need to see the current screen with the current software running,
i.e. not "switch users" and get an empty desktop

- I need to be able to connect to the remote computer without user
interaction (because there is nobody in the lab at night)...

I considered using VNC for that, but it seems to me that a remote
desktop connection would be more efficient in terms of CPU and network
load.

Thanks for your help
 
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P

Pegasus [MVP]

nospam said:
Hi all,

I need to have remote access to a computer running a measuring device
in the lab (basically to check whether the machine is running fine,
and to interfer if I need to).

Can I use a remote desktop connection for this?

- I need to see the current screen with the current software running,
i.e. not "switch users" and get an empty desktop

- I need to be able to connect to the remote computer without user
interaction (because there is nobody in the lab at night)...

I considered using VNC for that, but it seems to me that a remote
desktop connection would be more efficient in terms of CPU and network
load.

Thanks for your help

Yes, you can use Remote Desktop if the lab machine runs WinXP Professional
and yes, you can tap into the current screen if you use the same account as
the one that is currently in use.
 
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T

ToddAndMargo

Hi all,

I need to have remote access to a computer running a measuring device
in the lab (basically to check whether the machine is running fine,
and to interfer if I need to).

Can I use a remote desktop connection for this?

- I need to see the current screen with the current software running,
i.e. not "switch users" and get an empty desktop

- I need to be able to connect to the remote computer without user
interaction (because there is nobody in the lab at night)...

I considered using VNC for that, but it seems to me that a remote
desktop connection would be more efficient in terms of CPU and network
load.

Thanks for your help

Hi Nospam,

I use Ultra VNC for such purposes all the time. Does
no seem to affect performance at all. (You will loose
pass through printing though.)

http://www.uvnc.com

-T
 

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