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Remote Management

Page history last edited by Jason Powell 11 years, 2 months ago

Place to list/discuss the pros/cons of the remote connectivity tools available

 

Dameware miniremotecontrol - dameware.com

 

LogMeIn.com

  • (JasonP) I wanted a free and easy way to remote my mac at home from upstairs in my bedroom. LogMeIn free version has worked extremely well for this .. and it's now my favorite FREE remote control app.

 

UltraVNC

  • (JasonP) I've used this to successfully remote control macs and PCs via LAN or WAN.  Requires extra setup compared to LogMeIn or Dameware.  It's FREE though :-)

 

 

 

Comments (4)

Rayjeinder Viernes said

at 10:13 am on Oct 6, 2009

I've been using LogMeIn.com since2003... it has never failed me, "almost" (yeah, during the genesis of i,t there were some problems reconnecting when you restart a pc remotely).

... but hey, it's FREE! and EASY to use, no need to have a public IP address, install it and you're ready to go... (even behind firewalls, inside a VPN, etc. - if you know Hamachi, you know what I mean) and again it's FREE! ( ' ' ,)

Megan Murphy said

at 12:25 pm on Oct 6, 2009

I use Logmein.com too. It works great for me as well, never had any problems. We have several people at our office that use it. I recommend it.

aaron said

at 1:35 pm on Mar 15, 2011

I've been toying with teamviewer. However, we are a mostly mac shop and teamviewer doesn't sun in the backround so easliy (that I know of). I can set it to run at startup and hide but if my user closes it then I'm out of luck. They do offer a nonprofit discount but it's not that impressive.

I use logmein free for systems that stay at the church but I'm not sure about doing it with laptops that people take home. It's been pretty reliable so far.

My thought has been to put logmein on all systems and then to encourage users to make teamviewer the one they use personally. Mainly because it's free for personal use. I wish I had something like dameware for macs...I miss it frommy all pc days!

Jason Lee said

at 5:36 pm on Mar 15, 2011

Aaron, if you are mostly a mac shop and are looking for an internal tool you should really be considering Apple Remote Desktop.... a great tool! Also does application deployment auditing etc... It would also work for external remote access if you have a VPN connection back to the network. There are two pricing flavors (1) is in the apple app store for $79 the other is $399 on apple.com I don't know for sure what the cheaper version doesn't come with... but would be good to kick the tires.
I am not an apple fan boy (ask mat mcconnell) but i think this is one of the better tools for the job in a all mac environment.

On our mixed environment we VNC into a mac and use Remote Desktop.... for our PCs we use three tools... ScriptLogic's built in remote agent, Lync screen sharing and Sonicwall Remote assist... depending upon where the device is... and where the support individual is located.

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