PC remote control/config



trs80
07-09-2005, 11:09 PM
PC remote control/config

On a home LAN with PCs using XP, is there a way to have one PC (master)
remotely configure applications like firewalls, on the remote PCs?

If so, can this be setup so it can be done unilaterally or without any
approvals or operator acceptance required from the remote PCs?

Sometimes the help desk people at work take over my PC but I have to give
them permission

Any tips appreciated.
thanks

Sooner Al [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:09 PM
If the PCs are running XP Pro you can use Remote Desktop to access/control the PCs...

http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/RemoteDesktopSetupandTroubleshooting.html

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=280828

If the PCs are running XP Home then VNC (any flavor) is an alternative. I like and use UltraVNC. Get
the server, client and encryption plug-in from...

http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/

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"trs80" <trs80@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:wq8me.25520$iU.23359@lakeread05...
> PC remote control/config
>
> On a home LAN with PCs using XP, is there a way to have one PC (master)
> remotely configure applications like firewalls, on the remote PCs?
>
> If so, can this be setup so it can be done unilaterally or without any
> approvals or operator acceptance required from the remote PCs?
>
> Sometimes the help desk people at work take over my PC but I have to give
> them permission
>
> Any tips appreciated.
> thanks
>
>
>


PC remote control/config