Monday, August 22, 2011

MORE remote access?

Being "remote" is not only becoming acceptable in the workplace, but also at school and for many other reasons. Coming from my perspective, I love nothing more than providing a service remotely, in a timely fashion, at the convenience of the client. Although a face to face relationship is a plus in maintaining a client, they love nothing more than having a complicated problem that is limiting their productivity fixed with minimal small talk. That is why texting is so popular. Anyways, logmein has done it again with a new, free product to remote in.
Give the user the URL, they give you the code, and you are in. Did I mention it is free? It works on Windows, Macs & phones with a LARGE screen. 3.5" is not large. 4.3" isn't large either, but I would say it is the minimum size to do anything critical. Let me know how you like, or if you prefer another technology that is similar. I would love to discuss VOIP phones if I see some comments, so feel free to chime in.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

remote access

At one time or another we have needed remote access to a pc or server to do something productive to either save time or avoid driving to the location. One of my favorites is Their free service is fantasic. The only drawback I find is printing, which is overcome by emailing the document to myself. The other is file sharing. There are many ways for an IT person to overcome this, and a "know just enough to be dangerous" user could find a way to move that file from one pc to another. - will update post when I have more time, and will include a great link to share your desktop securely, for free with anyone you wish without installing anything but a small browser plug-in.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Troubleshooting Remote Desktop and Printer Redirection

This is a topic that still generates a good number of calls for the SBS team, the following post from the Enterprise Platforms Windows Server Performance Team covers the most common issues that are seen every day so we wanted to bring this to the attention of our blog readers.

Migrating Windows Small Business Server 2003 to New Hardware Whitepaper Released

This document solution WILL help you:
  • Install Windows SBS 2003 on a new computer
  • Join the new computer to the existing Microsoft® Active Directory® directory services domain
  • Migrate Windows SBS 2003 settings and data from the old computer to the new computer

Download this whitepaper here:

Windows Server "Centro" Is Now Officially Windows Essential Business Server

Windows® Essential Business Server is the new Microsoft server solution for small to medium businesses, with 50 to 250 client computers in their organizations. Windows®Essential Business Server offers a standardized server configuration that is designed to meet the needs of most midsize businesses. The configuration is optimized to meet the currently recommended practices for networking, security, collaboration, and remote access. The tightly integrated Windows Essential Business Server simplifies setup, migration, and licensing for Microsoft infrastructure server products that a midsize business uses most frequently. Most network services and resources are managed through a single Windows®Essential Business Server Administration Console, which is accessible from anywhere on the network or remotely over a virtual private network.

Windows®Essential Business Server is installed on three physical servers. These are referred to by their primary roles in the network:

· Windows®Essential Business Server Management Server – Centralizes management of your Windows Server "Centro" network. Enables and manages worker collaboration and network services.

· Windows®Essential Business Server Security Server – Manages security, Internet access, and remote-worker connectivity.

· Windows®Essential Business Server Messaging Server – Provides messaging capabilities and manages network services.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

CrossLoop - Simple Secure Screen Sharing

CrossLoop is a FREE secure screen sharing utility designed for people of all technical skill levels. CrossLoop extends the boundaries of VNC’s traditional screen sharing by enabling non-technical users to get connected from anywhere on the Internet in seconds without changing any firewall or router settings. It only takes a few minutes to setup and no signup is required.