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Hi All,

I need to implement software to allow me to remotely connect to servers and workstations and perform troubleshooting and maintenebce tasks.   Anyone had any experience with these applications.  I would need to control a LAN of about 25 workstations and, in the future, about 12 in another city.  Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Frank
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Hi frankd99,

You can use Terminal server to remotely connect to the servers to do any remote administration etc if it is Win2k server and upwards or if it is NT box you could use Timbuktu software instead of Terminal server.

For workstations you can use VNC which is free, secure and fast.

GD
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by:ingomar
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UltraVNC is the way to go.  Its free, and has many features.  I've used it for several months, and its great.  

http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/

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by:makana
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remember , TS requires licensing for each of the client that uses the TS. Vnc is free ! I would go for VNC tho.

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by:ErikPhilips
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If you're pure Xp + 2k3, you can use remote desktop built into windows.  If this is the case, let me know I'll give you more info.
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Thanks for all the suggestions.  I installed UltraVNC and it seems to be doing the trick.  I was wondering if anybody knows what the Repeater component is and how it is used?  Also, I typed http://[public IP address]:5800 into IE6 but only got a small red X in the top left corner.  If I enter the same IP address into the VNC client I get the password prompt.  Am I doing something wrong?

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Frank
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by:makana
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VNC is for remote Desktop connection. Why youre trying to put http:// or whatever in there?
VNC is very slow compared to Terminal service of MS. But vnc is free lol

Makana
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by:ErikPhilips
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Terminal Services in administrative mode on Windows 2000 Server is free.  Windows 2003 does not have an option for Administrative mode, however it now has the same Remote Desktop featues of Windows XP.  Remote Desktop is virtually the same as Terminal Services for your requirements.
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