Gaining control to a computer or equipment while not necessarily being physically located near it. More specific tags include [remote-desktop] and [vnc]. Not the same as [remote-access].

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Remote desktop type software that the client need not install anything [closed]

I am primarily a Macintosh user, and can usually walk a client though any troubles they may have because I have a Macintosh in front of me. If they are on a different OS, things are close enough, or I ...
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Media Center setup won't complete for watching TV

I have a problem watching TV in Media Center. The TV constantly pauses 1/2 second then plays 1 second, pauses 1/2 second, plays 1 second - it is constant and does not vary. This problem occurs on all ...
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Options for gaming remotely on a LAN?

I have a Windows 7 desktop for gaming, a big bulky tower with a nice graphics card. I'd like to sit out on my porch rather than inside while the weather is nice and play games. I have a high end ...
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Remote control a computer using another computer

I've got a main desktop computer at home, I'd like watch movies using it but able to control it afar. For example, I would like to lay on my bed and control the desktop using my own laptop via ...
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How can I use my computer to control my house?

I would like a way to use my computer to control the lights and appliances in my house. Does anyone have any good suggestions on how to do this. I would prefer to do this as unobtrusively as ...
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How to hide the notifications of the Teamviewer (silent use)

Is it possible to hide a quick panel of the TeamViewer in the right corner and other notifications and pop-ups to enable a "silent" remote session?
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Laptop as a TV Remote [closed]

Is there some way to get the infrared port of my laptop to be used as a remote control for the television? Obviously there is, with limited capability, but what program will do this for free? ...
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Shutdown whole network computers [closed]

Imagine you have network with about 70 computers which work with none-administrator users. What I need is to shutdown whole network or group of computers at once from one computer. I actually found ...
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Remote control Linux keyboard/mouse

I have a unique need but I was hoping it isn't that unique. I have an Ubuntu desktop that is connected to a TV in another room. There's no remote that would work over the distance and walls, so my ...
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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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Remote screen control

At my house we have a 42" LCD connected to a media PC running Vista and use it for things like streaming video & music, playing games, etc. We control the media PC with a wireless mouse & ...
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Run a remote command using ssh config file

I'd like to be able to setup a command to run on ssh login to a server, without needing to type it. Basically I'm looking for the ssh config file equivalent of: ssh host command so that all I need ...
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Is a good graphics card important for remote desktop?

I'm trying to pick a laptop for working from home, where I'll be using remote desktop to connect to my machine at work. How important is it to have a good graphics card on the client machine (the ...
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Remote sharing of a terminal

At work, I fire-up a terminal and start executing some huge process(which may take couple of hours to complete) and leave office. When I reach home, I want to check what is happening to the ...
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Windows: good, simple music streaming?

I've been using iTunes to stream music over the LAN, and quite frankly the quality is terrible. On the other hand, its ease of use - having a simple client on either end, and it just 'working' with ...
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How do I override the default Vista MCE Remote Control Behaviour

I rencently bought a microsoft MCE remote control even though I dont have a media centre version of vista. The remote came with no software but out of the box some of the buttons caused windows to do ...
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VNC tunnel via SSH connection

Here is the situation: Server 1 - I have direct SSH access to this machine. Server 2 - Can only be accessed via Server 1 (SSH). (Both Linux boxes.) Is there a way to set up direct VNC access to ...
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One server with multiple desktops “heads” with VNC

I am managing a system of kiosks. Each kiosk currently is running a web browser with the application for the kiosk running in the browser. Each kiosk needs to be able to display separate content. ...
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PC Management software (Workstations) [closed]

What are some good PC Management programs for enterprise ? I am looking for something similar to Microsoft Intune.
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Software to customise this USB PC Remote Control

I bought this remote from eBay and have been trying to customise it ever since. Most of the buttons work but I was hoping I could use something like Autohotkey and WinLIRC to fully personalise every ...
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Controlling my Computer via Remote Controller

Is it possible to control my Computer using a Remote Control device (something similar to our TV Remotes) ? So that I don't have to get up from my sofa or bed to turn of my computer or switch it on or ...
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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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Possible to continue runas /u:domain\admin cmd with followup commands in the new CMD window?

Possible to continue runas /u:domain\admin cmd with followup commands in the new CMD window? I tried this: (didn't work) Runas different user to launch CMD and run command What I want is to run msra ...
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I need a program that will do a mouse click on the Firefox browser [duplicate]

I need a program that will do a single mouseclick at a certain place on the Firefox browser. Nothing else. It needs to be executable under Windows-XP (an .exe, .vbs, etc.) The mouse click will ...
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Is there a way to use a generic IR receiver with a MCE remote in Vista/7 Media Center

I have a MCE remote from long ago (shipped with an MCE 2005), but i cannot find the IR receiver. I now have Win7 and a generic usb IR receiver i picked up a fry's. Is there a way to make my old mce ...