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I'm looking for some software and having a difficult time finding what exactly I require.

What I would like is to run on a central computer somewhere, a piece of software that I would like particular users to be able to simply view that screen on their desktops via (preferably) a web browser.

This is similar to Remote Control software, however, the end users are not able to control - simply view the screen. This way they cannot interact with this software.

The application I want to view is a Windows based software, so something in Linux is not going to be the best solution - unless I can get the application to somehow run in Linux.

Any possible suggestions?

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logmein.com has a free option, and its possible they have a viewonly mode. – Toby Allen Dec 20 '12 at 22:14
    
@TobyAllen - I'm pretty sure that LogMeIn.com has a timeout. I was able to use RealVNC to accomplish what I required. – RogueSpear00 Dec 26 '12 at 21:26
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I have used RealVNC to create View Only screens. It opens in it's own window rather than a web browser, but it has options to be set up to use a web browser.

Page 93 of the VNC User Guide has instructions how to restrict functionality.

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Note that RealVNC is about $30 for non-personal use. – Viertaxa Dec 20 '12 at 17:20
    
I was able to purchase RealVNC and implement it for this purpose successfully. Thanks @CharlieRB! – RogueSpear00 Dec 26 '12 at 21:26

If you're looking for something fairly static, such as a status panel or something, you could create a simple script to take a screenshot of the "shared" computer every .5 seconds, and have it save to a simple webpage hosted on Apache or IIS. You could use a bit of javascript to make the page refresh every second, or possibly get a little more involved.

Just found this This. ScreenStream. FAQ says its totally free, as in can be used for a business. Looks like something you might be able to use.

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That's a great idea, @lexvegas - however - this software already does it's own updating. I would prefer if the users were just simply able to view a live feed. Appreciate that idea though. – RogueSpear00 Dec 20 '12 at 17:07

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