- Anywhere, anytime PC access software
I use GotoMmyPC for work, gives full remote access to my desktop PC, through a website.
I usually use it from my XP laptop at home, but I can also get onto it through a Android App on my tablet. Copes with everything, even my dual screen setup, just have to pan across and zoom in and out to see everything. Just like being in front of my computer, no problems with connections.
I also use Citrix to connect to another PC based at a customer office. Again, I can connect from a website, so access it anywhere. That one is a bit slow as it has to go through servers in Paris and Aberdeen.
No idea on costs of either though…Posted 4 years agobristolbikerMember
As they’ve said, depends what you want to do and company access policy…
…if I just want to check a file, then LogMeIn or similar
…need a bit more functionality or access to multiple file systems at the office, then I use a VPN connection and Windows Remote Desktop
… if the application is graphics heavy then run the software locally and use the VPN connection to remotely access the licenses.
(All on Windows BTW, so Windows VPN and Windows Remote Desktop)Posted 4 years ago
Mounty_73 – Member
There are only 2 people who work in the office, 2 PC’s.
One worker needs access to one PC, simplesPosted 4 years ago
Not really, what is the software, how is it licensed? I sell stuff that can have the license fixed to one machine and is a PITA to run remotely but you can pay more for a floating license. One solution does not fit all.
I need something as simple as possible, as the end user will struggle.
Sage and ACT are used for invoices and customer info. Outlook will be used to send email orders only.
The use will be limited and ideally I need to keep all the use/data in one place, on his PC.
If that makes sense? 😉Posted 4 years ago
right then, which programmes – see full story is required for solution – remote access may be better or may not, also depends on what the data security is….
Using some of the modern tools (Google Drive, Office 365, Dropbox) sharing files is childs play so not worth worrying about. Software licensing is by far the harder part.Posted 4 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
OP – to clarify, LogMeIn and the like allow you full remote access to the computer provided that you have admin rights on that PC.
If that meets the requirement then pretty sure the licensing is irrelevant – it’s still the same user and still the same CPU which the software is installed on unless I’m missing something – we use it all the time and can access everything on my work PC from anywhere provided I have an internet connection.
Mikenewsmith is talking about online versions of the software you’re already running on the desktop which is a different kettle of fish entirely and may well have licensing and setup implications but could be a better solution for you long term.Posted 4 years agoleffeboySubscriber
I use LogMeIn for a similar thing on a computer that has some accounting software on it. It means that the person responsible for the system can logon remotely once the data entry has been done by someone else during the day. It doesn’t allow simultaneous access to the program but it does allow someone remotely to get in and it works really well. You also get an iPad app for free that works nicely as well. For unattended access it is probably simplest and bestPosted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
With respect, you can’t provide the correct solution until you’re able to define what the problem is.
We would like to access one or two specific programs that are located on the PC.
I know the end user will need to access further programs and data at some point…quotes, images, word docs and more….
Outlook (single license)
Sage (3 user license)
Act (3 user license)
MS Office Word (single license)
MS Excel (single license)
Work out what you need to do, future-proof it, and put the correct solution in at the outset.
Is there a server, or is that PC ‘it’? Where does Outlook get its mail from? What happens when two users need to use the PC at the same time? Moreover, what do you want to happen?Posted 4 years ago
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