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Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft, which concerns providing a user with a graphical interface to another computer

Remote Desktop is disabled by default, so the first step is to activate it on the system you want to control. From the Start menu, right-click Computer, then click Properties and next click Remote Settings.

You must change the Remote Desktop setting from "Don't Allow Connections to this Computer" to one of the "allow" options. Which ones you choose will depend on what kind of system you'll be using to connect to this one

if you're not on a fast LAN, drop the color depth down to either 256 or 15-bit color, and select "Modem" on the Experience tab. Color depth is the single biggest contributor to performance over a slow connection


Remote Desktop Example:

TeamViewer connects to any PC or server around the world within a few seconds. You can remote control your partner's PC as if you were sitting right in front of it.

Anyplace Control remote pc control, remote control computer, remote desktop softwareRemote Control PC on LAN or over the Internet. he program displays the remote PC's desktop on the screen of your local PC, and allows you to control that computer remotely using your own mouse and keyboard. The remote connection could be established on LAN, WAN or over the Internet

TightVNC is a free remote control software package. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer. TightVNC is:

LogMeIn Access and back up your home or work computer from anywhere with an Internet connection. Even access your desktop from your iPhone, iPad, or the dash of your Ford truck. It's fast, easy and secure.

PROXY Pro 7 Remote Desktop Software Remote access, remote control & remote management for Windows 7, Remote access & remote control for Mac, Linux

RealVNC provides remote control software which lets you see and interact with desktop applications across any network

UltraVNC
is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely

1 comments:

Kathleen Carleton June 20, 2011 at 7:07 PM  

Thanks for the descriptions of several different types of Remote Desktop software. There are so many out there today, each with its own pros and cons. To check out a comparison, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_remote_desktop_software.

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