How to share use an application on a specific PC via remote access?
Posted on 2011-03-01
We have a vendor solution program (client server based, need to install client software and can not access via web/IE) that has been installed on a specific PC in one of our office. Since each installation and each connection to the vendor involve an expensive charge. Yet, each of our office (in different location) may need to access this application for just 5-10 minute daily. It seems not that cost effective to ask the vendor to install such software on each of our location for just that 5-10 minutes usage.
I have tried VNC to solve this but due to more than 1 office may access this program at the same time, so VNC only create chaos rather than help. I also tried remote desktop, though it can create multiple independent sessions and make no interference when more than one user get access to that PC. Yet, when the second user login and try to access that program, it says that this program has been loaded (or find another copy of the same software is running) and disallow another copy of the same software to execute.
Since I'm new to VMware and/or Virtual PC, may this be a solution to my problem? Or any other better solution is available? Please help. Thanks.