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Windows 7: Remote control software ?

14 Apr 2013   #11
conradsallian

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Unless I'm reading the feature set wrong, it appears that you cannot have multiple people connected to the same remote computer at the same time. Not many people need this, but I do.
Actually you can. An unlimited number of remote viewers can connect to the same remote PC.

It's only that in the free edition the ability to set different permissions for all those users is turned off. So if you only use the free edition all the remote viewers will have the same set of rights/permissions.

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but if you are controlling a remote computer where you might not want others to see what you are doing (e.g. working on a spreadsheet with personal financial data in it), then I'm not sure how to do that with these tools. Other forum members might know.
Blank remote screen is the answer. However, TeamViewer should have that feature, it's pretty basic.


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14 Apr 2013   #12
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply, it is nice to have feedback from someone that uses an app instead of having to test everything out. As I installed Remote Utilities, I noticed that the EULA prevents free usage for non-profits :-(

TeamViewer does have a "show blank screen" option, when I tested it - it suggested that I install a video driver on the remote computer. I opted not to install same and the remote computer did not blank out. Opting to install it also failed to blank the remote monitor... but there is no feedback to me that the remote computer did not blank out as desired.
:-(

You might want to test screen blanking within Remote Utilities on any computer where it is important before relying on it. Like I mentioned, free users provide free labor for free testing.
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14 Apr 2013   #13
conradsallian

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Thanks for the reply, it is nice to have feedback from someone that uses an app instead of having to test everything out. As I installed Remote Utilities, I noticed that the EULA prevents free usage for non-profits :-(
That's because non-profits are normally funded anyway, even though they don't earn profits. If they pay for their rented office, computers or salary to their workforce, why shouldn't they pay for software?

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Like I mentioned, free users provide free labor for free testing.
Yes, but most importantly they provide free publicity. Although if a tool is great for personal use does not necessarily mean it is great for commercial use, because the price and ongoing costs need to be factored in.
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14 Apr 2013   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Many companies donate their free versions to non-profits, libraries, schools.... (It is good PR.) It is a relatively recent change that EULAs started explicitly excluding such usage. (That is bad PR.) I would have to buy the software and/or somehow split the cost across several charities that I donate time to. That won't be happening as log as there are still free options.
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14 Apr 2013   #15
conradsallian

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Many companies donate their free versions to non-profits, libraries, schools.... (It is good PR.) It is a relatively recent change that EULAs started explicitly excluding such usage. (That is bad PR.) I would have to buy the software and/or somehow split the cost across several charities that I donate time to. That won't be happening as log as there are still free options.
Have you ever asked TeamViewer or Remote Utilities to donate a commercial license to your charity? As the saying goes, you don't ask - you don't get.
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14 Apr 2013   #16
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

TeamViewer said no. I've not asked Remote Utilities. I'm not sure why they would, since they changed the EULA for version 5.2 to prohibit such usage. The EULA for version 5.0 was not so explicit.

The TeamViewer folks raised a good point: they would not be giving the license to the charity to be installed on a computer owned or even controlled by that charity, they would be giving it to me to be installed on a computer that I do not own. I would need to get my employer to agree to any such license since they audit what is installed on the laptop that I use. I have permission for the free stuff that I install.
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15 Apr 2013   #17
conradsallian

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
TeamViewer said no. I've not asked Remote Utilities. I'm not sure why they would, since they changed the EULA for version 5.2 to prohibit such usage. The EULA for version 5.0 was not so explicit.
That makes sense.
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