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Mr Rid
01-12-2010, 02:07 AM
Anyone get any form of vnc or remote desktop to work between XP and Windows 7 pro, x64? Everything I read about does not seem to work.

geo_n
01-12-2010, 02:23 AM
Anyone get any form of vnc or remote desktop to work between XP and Windows 7 pro, x64? Everything I read about does not seem to work.

Have you tried teamviewer or logmein?

akademus
01-12-2010, 03:14 AM
Teamviewer works great for me across different wins

biliousfrog
01-12-2010, 03:28 AM
I've always used realVNC, never had any problems and currently using across XP, Vista and Win 7 64bit

http://www.realvnc.com/

Red_Oddity
01-12-2010, 05:09 AM
Depends on how you connect, if the vnc server is running in logged in client no problems with any viewer/server, however since Vista some VNC servers don't install in session 0, so when a user is logged out on a workstation, you won't be able to access or log in to said machine.
As far as i know RealVNC shouldn't have this problem though, TightVNC still does though.

We have been using Real and Tight VNC for almost 5 years now (in production, webservers, content management servers and render farm, also most workstations can be accessed via VNC)

Only problem still with VNC though is that it is inherently unsecure (only login is encrypted, the rest of the data isn't, so someone who is sniffing packets can actually figure out what you are doing), however, some vnc servers/clients allow for connecting over SSH or with RC4 encryption.

Here's an article describing how to create a VNC+SSH network using OpenSSH : http://spherebox.com/2007/05/25/securing-vnc-over-internet/

BeeVee
01-12-2010, 02:13 PM
I used to use RealVNC, but Teamviewer is honestly much better - faster and more functionality. Plus you don't even need to install it, you can just run directly from the installer, meaning that you can take it anywhere.

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akademus
01-12-2010, 02:23 PM
Teamviewer combined with Dropbox is still my favorite combination for all the collaborative and work across some 4 different computers I use every day.

Its really fast, reliable and comfy way to do stuff.

Mr Rid
01-13-2010, 10:22 PM
Thanx all for the suggestions. TV is working. I was not getting Tight or Real to work.

geo_n
01-13-2010, 11:38 PM
Teamviewer combined with Dropbox is still my favorite combination for all the collaborative and work across some 4 different computers I use every day.

Its really fast, reliable and comfy way to do stuff.

Is dropbox secure and confidential?
Looks interesting. Sometimes I need to access files but our ftp is private.
https://www.dropbox.com/

I was using this but its too slow.
http://www.wuala.com/

akademus
01-14-2010, 05:02 AM
Is dropbox secure and confidential?
Looks interesting. Sometimes I need to access files but our ftp is private.
https://www.dropbox.com/

I was using this but its too slow.
http://www.wuala.com/

Yes. I got myself 50gb account an I have no issues so far *i'm using it for more than 6 months now).

cheers

Red_Oddity
01-15-2010, 04:00 AM
A shame Teamviewer doesn't run on Linux.

But it sounds like the perfect solution for helping my mom now and then, if it does indeed needs no installing and setting up NAT, firewall settings.
VNC is a total nightmare when you try to have a total computer nitwit try to install it by explaining it via phone.

We also run a local HTTPS/FTP server than is mounted on all workstations as a mapped drive, so that clients can access it through a variety of methods (form advanced FTP to the stupendously simple big button click for download)

BeeVee
01-15-2010, 03:01 PM
And you don't even have to install it - just point your mum at the exe and when she double clicks it will ask if she wants to install or just run it directly. Very nice.

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