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#1 gasmith2

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:22 AM

I want to remote access my parents computer so I can exchange files and troubleshoot it when something goes wrong. I would like to do this without having to have them set up a password. What are the best remote access programs and is this possible to do on those?

My Computer: Windows 7 Home Premium
Parents Computer: Windows 7 Home Premium

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:01 AM

Have you considered using Remote Desktop Access? You can read about it here.

There is software out there that are free and will allow remote access. I did a quick Google and found this software.

Edited by dc3, 01 October 2012 - 10:59 AM.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:38 AM

Hey,

Your first link takes me to crucial memory and I'll give Teamviewer a try. Thank you.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:01 AM

Sorry about that, multitasking can lead to such errors. Posted Image

I added the proper link, so you should be able to use it to view what I had intended.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:28 PM

Team Viewer is a good choice. Always seems to work great for me.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:38 PM

You may want to have some sort of application that at least needs authentication by your parents. Leaving a back door open while you're not actively engaged in assistance leaves your parents vulnerable to others looking for open 'doors'. Your mention of not needing a password sent all sorts of red flags up for me. They should be advised to be wary of any remote activity unless expressly performed by you.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:59 PM

You should definitely have a password on it. Most programs that have this capability will allow you to set the password once and not need to deal with it again. Leaving it open (because such programs open ports and whatnot) leads your computer open to the internet for those who know where to look. Such a thing is not a good idea.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:22 AM

I don't mind having a password to access remotely, I just don't want them to have to put a password onto their OS. Thank you all for the input.




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