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Looking into a remote control option

Logmein is not suitable at his point.

Looking into MS solutions.  I remember I used MS Office Live Meeting 2007 in the past for remote control sessions.

Now I also see Lync 2010 and MS Office Communicator..  What are those and what's the differerence.

Thanks.
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gavsmithCommented:
Lync is MS Office Communicator (it's just changed it's name) and it is designed for instant messaging.

If it's remote access you are after I would suggest one of the VNC programs such as UltraVNC or RealVNC (depends on which OS you are using, UltraVNC seems to work well with Windows 7, I had problems with RealVNC on Win7 though).

If it's conferencing software gotomeeting,com seems to be good it also works for remote access but unlike the VNC programs you have to have somebody sitting at the other machine joining the meeting and accepting your request for control.

Hope that helps
Gav
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Tiras25Author Commented:
So no expereince with MS Office Live Meeting?
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gavsmithCommented:
Not particularly, but it looks similar to gotomeeting... when you said you used it in the past, I presumed you either don't use it anymore or don't want to use it anymore?!
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Yes I used 2007 version.  Wonder if something newer around.  Also need to get a trial to show to the client.  Not sure if they allow free versions.

Thanks.
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gavsmithCommented:
Nothing newer from MS, I believe 2007 is their latest version of Office Live Meeting.
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Got it. Thanks!
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Thank you!
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