Accessing or controlling a computer that you are not physically in front of.

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Is it possible to make a Remote Desktop connection private from people physically watching the screen?

When I use VNC or RDP to remotely control my office computer, as far as I'm aware, someone standing in front of my computer could be seeing everything I'm doing. Furthermore, if I lose my connection ...
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How to turn on and remote access home PC to monitor my kid's PC usage?

I want to monitor my kid's home PC usage. Here's what I'm looking for: To be able to turn on a home PC remotely from laptop at work; Remote access the same home PC. Transfer files, open browser ...
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SSH from my Android tablet to my Ubuntu machine

I believe I have finally have the prerequisite knowledge from asking other questions: question1 and question2 on this site. I wish to SSH from my Android Tablet (probably with SSH client Connect Bot) ...
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Remotely managing Scheduled Tasks on another computer: Access Denied

I need to remotely create new scheduled tasks from a Windows 7 computer in my company (which according to this Microsoft TechNet article I should be able to do. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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Setting up Remote access home LAN behind multiple routers?

I split/share an internet connection with family members that live next door to my house. I don't have/need/want cable, so they have the modem. I have admin/config access to all components involved. ...
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How do I make VNC faster/usable with Windows 7?

We always have been using RealVNC at work, sometines UltraVNC and both used to work nicely. With the shift of our (and our customers) PCs to Windows 7, the VNC tools are horrible. Not only are the ...
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How to get a list of users who has logged on to a remote computer?

I'm using a remote computer with admin rights. But looks like that someone has logged on this remote computer while I'm not logged and disturbed my running work. Question: How to know who has logged ...
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Remote Desktop into a non-technical family member's PC

My parents use several PCs (desktops/laptops running Windows 7) in the house. They are not tech-savvy. I'm the administrator on their PCs, and they are standard users. I do maintenance every so often, ...
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How to set up reliable, cheap, always-on remotely administered pc

I want to communicate back & forth with my dad in another state. He's practically deaf, blind in 1 eye, cannot type, and has no patience for keyboards of any size. He cannot use a mouse. His IQ is ...
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Access Windows shares on remote computer

Is a VPN connection required to view a computer's shares? In other words, using my computer's WAN IP, Can I access its shares? And what port does this system use (so I know what to forward through ...
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How log off from a session in Remote Desktop Connection without having the Windows login windows appearing?

I have a kiosk application running on Windows 7 Ultimate, I use Remote Desktop Connection to access the device for maintenance. As soon as I connect to the kiosk it shows the Windows login screen ...
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Remote Desktopping - 1 computer control 30

Is there a remote desktop solution that will allow one computer to control 30? I have 30 student computers in a computer lab all displaying the same webpage. I want the teacher to be able to click ...
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How to make SSH work faster?

I now have SSH daemon on a remote server and SSH client my PC, both running Debian Linux. Currently it uses password authentication. The trouble is that it takes about 5-6 secs (I have not measured ...
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Best way of reliably SSHing to a remote roaming linux host

I have a remote linux host that moves around the world on a boat. When the boat docks in a port the boat's network connects to (essentially) public wi-fi. I need to be able to administer the remote ...
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How do you attach another server to Windows Server 2012 essentials?

My primary server is setup as a Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I have another server running Windows Server 2012 Standard and I would like to show it via the Dashboard that I get from Essentials. I ...
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Is it possible to add hardware on a remote machine and use it as if it was installed on the local machine?

We have two computers in the apartment running Windows 7 and Windows Vista. 99% of the time we use headphones but every now and then we have a desire for some ambiance so we got a set of 2.1 speakers. ...
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Using multiple computers effectively

I have some extra (old) Macs and PCs around the house and a MacBook that's sometimes overworked. I'm looking for tips on using multiple computers effectively. Basically, I'd like to add to the ...
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How to connect to a remote desktop using Tight VNC server

Can some one suggest me the best network application debugging tools. As I am trying to connect to remote VNC server uisng windows 7. I have diabled windows firewall and antivirus but sitll not able ...
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can more than 2 users connect Remotely using Remote Desktop connection in Windows server 2008 R2

can more than 2 users connect at same time using Remote Desktop connection (RDC) in Windows server 2008? If yes, please guide me.
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End Reverse SSH session

I've got 20 or so machines scattered around the country (RPi's) and they are all on mobile networks (don't have a public IP.) Occasionally, I need to get access to a machine, so I've set up a rescue ...
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Execute local script requiring arguments on Linux via plink

Is it possible to execute (from windows) a local script with arguments on a remote linux system? Here's what I got: plink 1.2.3.4 -l root -pw mypassword -m hello.sh Is there a way to do this ...
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Remotely connecting a USB device

I need to "remotely" connect a USB device. I need to sync my PDA with my home computer when I only have physical access to my laptop. I am able to use TeamViewer to remotely control the target ...
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How can I share my computer screen on a LAN?

I want to share my computer screen over LAN, without an internet connection. How can I do it? There is different software like: LogMeIn Team Viewer etc. But these require an internet connection.
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Remote control software that doesn't require the end user's input

When I worked at a large corporation a long time ago, their IT staff had a remote control solution that did not require the end user to enter a password, give a password, or anything else of that ...
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SSH to access remote screen without X

I need to access a remote computer (which is attached to a screen), using SSH - the problem is that the programs I start via SSH need to be shown on the remote screen (tail, htop, slurm, ...) The ...
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How can I turn on File and Printer sharing, and the Firewall from the Windows command line

I am using PsExec to access cmd on a Windows 7 computer on my network, and I want to turn on File and Printer Sharing, followed by the Windows firewall without having to get up and walk all the way to ...
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Remote Desktop software: Why is Teamviewer so much faster than the open source competitors?

TeamViewer is faster compared to FLOSS alternatives concerning 2 aspects: The whole configuration process before the actual session: Determine IP, traverse through NAT & firewall, etc whereas in ...
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How to ssh to a linux server behind corporate firewall?

My company has a linux server (CentOS 6 VM) behind a corporate firewall, I have full root control of the VM, but I have no control over the firewall. There's an ssh server running on it, and I can ssh ...
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SSH vs. OpenVPN, which one is faster?

Hi I need to have access to to my server remotely. I would like to have x forwarding functionality as well. SSh provides me with that however it's a little slow over the internet. Would openvpn ...
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Trying to access Linksys WRT54GL remotely

I am trying to allow access (to me) remotely for this new Router. I do know the IP address but I think I need to know the default port to use. How can I find out the default port for this? Right ...
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How to allow fast user switching on a remote Mac?

Our server has been locked by a person who haven't logged out after working on it, so now I cannot access it without restart. Can I somehow allow via SSH fast user switching without restarting the ...
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How to remote desktop to a Windows Vista machine from a Redhat machine?

I can find this article about remote desktop in Vista, but none that tells me how to remotely control my Vista machine from my Redhat machine. Any ideas?
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Self-hosted browser-based remote desktop script?

I need a self-hosted browser based remote desktop script that will connect me from any PC to my work PC. I need to either host this script within my own dedicated hosting or on my work PC. The PC that ...
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How to connect home computers (Linux) from office computer (windows) using putty

Is there any way I can connect home computers (Linux) from office computer (windows) using putty. If yes, please tell me the step to make the connection.
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Using Windows laptop to access Mac mini

Is there a way to access my (headless) Mac mini from my Windows laptop? Via WiFi networking preferred, but if needed I can bring along a hub to connect the 2 machines. I'm looking either for a good ...
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How to give each computer on the network its own url?

I remember when I was in university, I could remote access individual workstations in the computer lab by specifying p1.someuniversity.edu or p2.someuniversity.edu through ssh. Now at home I have ...
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Enable remote desktop or remote administration remotley

I recently reformatted one of my computers and have forgotten to turn on Remote Desktop. Now I am trying to grab some files off that computer, but I have no way of accessing it. I have an ...
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Remote machine running XP won't shutdown, which processes should I kill and in what order?

Unable to restart or shutdown remote Windows XP using psshutdown or psexec/shutdown. I tried shutdown -s -t 0, but this failed. Pulling the power isn't an option as no one at machine to do this. I'm ...
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Using VNC to Control PC behind NAT

I need to use VNC to control a computer behind a NAT. I have no access to the remote router, but I can have the person sitting in front of the computer follow very simple instructions. I'm also ...
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How to check how many remote ssh logins in my macosx

I allow remote ssh login to my Mac. However I only can see my local login when running command who. I'm sure a remote session has login my Mac via ssh. localhost% who kane console Jul 10 22:21 ...
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Safe remote mysql connection

As you know, keeping the mysql port 3306 opened is unsafe - but I would like to use a good mysql administrative program instead of phpmyadmin, which requires 3306 port to be opened. Of course I can ...
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Mount remote filesystem through 2 SSH tunnels

As a university student, I am allowed to access my schools computers to work from home. However, it get there, i have to SSH to the university's general server, then SSH to the CIS departments server. ...
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Restart computer over the Internet via command line

Is it possible to restart a computer over the internet via command prompt? I know you can restart/shutdown in network using: shutdown /m \\mycomputer /r /t 0 I have been able to use this in ...
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How to ask for help using Skype

I'm using Skype (latest version 2014). There's some problem with my computer so I want to ask for help. How to give full access (view screen, control inputs) to my friend on Skype?
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TeamViewer 9 - TeamViewer Mutes System Sounds

I am interested in using TeamViewer as my replacement for LogMeIn, which recently announced the termination of their free remote control service. Since I am using TeamViewer, I decided that I want to ...
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how can I get Windows Remote Desktop to work on two monitors instead of just one?

At home, I have two monitors on my computer running Vista, which I then use Windows Remote Desktop to access a remote Windows computer. But, the Remote Desktop session only uses just one of my home ...
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Remote file system access issues

Is there a way to have responsive file system access over a network? My internet connection is 50Mb downloads/5Mb uploads, my server connection is 1Gb symmetrical. Ping to server is 50ms on average. ...
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radmin behaving as if my shift key is pressed down

I am using radmin 2.2 to connect to other PC's on my network, I have a problem when I remote access other users on my internal network, and I try to type a number, I am getting characters instead. ...
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Software Suggestions For Remote Access To One Private Network From Another Private Network [closed]

I'm currently incrementally developing a piece of software for a small business which is located 50 - 60 kilometres from where I live. The employees of the company are not very tech-savy which means I ...
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How to set up SSH access without a valid internet IP?

I want to allow other people to ssh into my Mac via login and password, but it does not have a valid internet IP. How to allow people to ssh when the machine might be at home, in an office, or coffee ...