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

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Remotely turning on or rebooting a frozen computer

I use a remote desktop program (usually Microsoft's Remote Desktop) to connect to a Windows machine everyday. The remote computer has a fixed IP address, and if the computer is on and responsive, I ...
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Remote management of parents' computers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free remote desktop app good for working with someone computer illiterate? I am looking for something that I can install on my parents' and grandparents' laptops to help ...
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How can I create a remote connection between Mac & Windows computers?

My office has 30 Windows PCs and 5 iMacs, all of which are connected to a LAN and the internet. I have seen TeamViewer being used for accessing other computers remotely, and want to know if it is ...
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SSH to computer with shared public IP and no admin rights over the router

I live in a student dorm (off-campus) and all students of the dorm share the same WAN IP (Internet or public IP), which is fortunately static. I am not an admin and have no control over the router ...
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What happens to running processes when I lose a remote connection to a *nix box?

I occasionally lose my remote SSH connection to my VPS. I use screen for long-running processes, but am wondering what happens to the processes I had running aside from those run within a screen ...
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Connecting to localhost with smartphone: possible?

I am currently developing a mobile PHP project on localhost (or, to be more precise, a locally hosted website reachable at http://azgoth/) on my desktop computer and wish to check out how the design ...
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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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Where TeamViewer keeps the ID?

I'm using TeamViewer 9. I need to find where it holds ID and get it. I tried to find it in the regedit but i didn't find it. What can you advise me? I need to find id and send it to my gate.php or i ...
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Prolink router telnet remote management

I have a Prolink H5204 router. When I type 192.168.1.1, I can configure my router (as expected) but when I type my public internet IP address I can also configure my router. So I want to stop this ...
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Remote desktop from Vista to Windows 7 - steps to try

I'm trying to Remote desktop from Vista to Windows 7 to two machines on the same home workgroup. On the Windows 7 box I have: enabled the 'remote assistance' check box under computer > properties ...
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Multiple simultaneous users on MacBook Pro [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is there a multi-user Remote Desktop app for Mac OSX? Can a Mac Machine be used by Multiuser at same time? On a Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard, while one user is ...
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SSH doesn't work on Ubuntu

I am trying to connect to my webserver via ssh but I can't. When I insert the password nothing happens. This is what I see: # ssh username@username.example.com username@username.example.com's ...
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How do you run a SSH server on Mac OS X?

How do you run a ssh server on Mac OS X?
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How to enable remote access for another account on Mac remotely via SSH?

I have admin rights at a remote Mac computer. I can access it via SSH. The Mac has another user account, which doesn't have remote access. How can I remotely (via SSH) enable remote access for the ...
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How can I remotely control a linux box from my Mac?

I set all of my family members up with Linux Mint so that their computers would stop punching themselves in the face, but I'd like to be able to control those computers when my mom calls up and wants ...
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Launching programs remotely via SSH on Windows 7

I've installed freeSSHd server on Windows 7. It works fine but when I try launching any graphical executables via SSH (e.g. "C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin\gimp-2.8.exe" or start /d "C:\Program ...
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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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OS X: What remote support solution can be installed with the fewest clicks after a grandma is given a link?

Preferably free please. Edit 1: Please bare in mind how much effort, e.g: clicks and key presses is it from download to screen sharing! Compiling a custom reverse VNC connecting app to a pkg file ...
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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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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 to force-restart a PC with vPro technology?

I would like to know how to force-restart a PC that has crashed/hung and become completely non-responsive, using 2nd-generation vPro technology. Assume there is a second, fully responsive PC on the ...
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Can RDP mirror/shadow the local console session? (re: Win7, RDP, and HTPCs)

I'm a huge fan of the built-in Remote Desktop in Windows but it seems to have a huge limitation for me in regards to a HTPC. Sometimes I need to login to my HTPC and be able to change the display ...
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Disable remote shutdown on windows 8.1

i want to disable remote shutdown to prevent the timer (on my internet cafe) from shutting down a certain pc (obviously, that pc should not be shutdown... diskless setup). how? Obviously, im ...
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When controlling a remote computer in a Lync presentation, my local keyboard layout is ignored

When remoting into a computer using RDP, GoTo Assist, Bomgar, and most other assistance tools the local keyboard layout is properly translated to the remote computer. However, when taking control of a ...
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Running remote scripts on Linux Servers from Windows

I'm on a Windows server, I'm looking for a way to run some scripts (through RSH?) remotely on Linux servers. Thing is, I have to do a lot of stuff manually on different servers whenever I want to ...
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Audio stream from secondary computer

What is the simplest/best way to get the audio from my desktop to output on my laptop? I have two computers at work, a laptop and a desktop. While I'm at work I have to use both machines ...
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Remotely running batches on a Windows PC

I want to remotely control my home desktop PC (running Windows 7 Professional), mainly to perform the following tasks: Downloading email attachments, and sending emails with attachments Running ...
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Remote working: Should I join Home PC to company domain?

I work from home and my PC is one the company bought for me. I connect to the company network with VPN (Shrewsoft VPN Connect if that matters). A fellow coworker (one who also works from home) ...
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Why won't my VPN connect?

If I try to log on to my company's VPN, Vista simply says that it failed. If I deliberately use the wrong password, then it prompts me for a new one, meaning that it is at least reaching the VPN ...
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Finding IP address of a PC when it changes by making some setting

I have a shared PC at a remote place on the LAN. I usually work on it using remote desktop connection. Sometimes the IP address of the PC gets changed when someone accidentally or intentionally ...
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Setting up a computer for remote access

I want to setup one of my computers (on Home network / Windows XP) to be available for access from my laptop in the office ( Windows 7 and obviously on another network). Can anyone please help me ...
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Embedded VNC session

What I need is to allow a remote user access to a host machine (Ubuntu) via VNC. The catch is that the user should only be allowed to use a specific software and nothing else. My solution for now is ...
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Logmein alternative that is fast to log in, secure & cheap?

Does anybody know of a free or very inexpensive remote access solution that is as secure as logmein, but that enables me to log in very quickly, by just clicking a single icon, without having to go ...
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mount server as drive

Is there a way to mount a server to a drive letter in Windows? I know a compareable software called MacFusion. I really like the idea. and was wondering if anyone knows ways to do this type of thing ...
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Can I remotely access a backtrack computer

I have a pc with the latest backtrack version. I would like to place it inside my protected network to perform some pentests and other network diagnostics. However, I would like to be able to access ...