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Which remote desktop software do you recommend?

Hi,


Some of you may know that LogMeIn is no longer supporting their free product.  Is there another service that offers the same quality that's free?  What I liked about LogMeIn was that you could log onto their website and it would show you a list of all the computers available, and it was very reliable.  I don't know if there's a substitute for this.

I would pay for LMI, but at this point I don't have that steady of an income through IT to justify it.  Maybe later I'll pay for it but for now I'd like to find a feasible alternative.

Thx.
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pony10usCommented:
I have used Team Viewer at home to support friends around the globe and it works very well.

Have you looked at LMI's product Join Me? I have not used it (we have the paid version of LMI).

https:\\join.me

There is also WebEx and VNC and of course Microsoft RDP
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epichero22Author Commented:
I've tried some of those, but what I'm really looking for is software that I can use without needing user intervention, ie for after-hours support when everyone's gone home.
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pony10usCommented:
I know that VNC and Microsoft RDP can do this.  

I used to use VNC years ago to manage computers that were locked behind doors because they had to be left logged on.  

EDIT:  VNC can be set up as a service so that the user does not need to be logged in.

We use RDP to control our servers remotely since they are located in a Co-Lo.
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ktaczalaCommented:
teamviewer free supports unattended login.
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epichero22Author Commented:
teamviewer free supports unattended login.

The thing is that TV Free is for personal use, so I don't think they'd let me use it for my consulting.  I would pay for a remote software but the prices they're asking for don't justify the budget I have to spend.

Any other suggestions?
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epichero22Author Commented:
Which version of VNC can i use?
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ktaczalaCommented:
here's a great article about the different remote software & users opinions
http://www.wservernews.com/archives/2014-01-27.htm
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epichero22Author Commented:
Ended up going with Tight VNC.
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