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Windows 7: Netmeeting replacement in Windows 7

25 Dec 2009   #11
Taran

Windows 7
 
 
SharedView

Microsoft SharedView is a free utility that allows you to share your desktop. Possibly a replacement for NetMeeting... Check it out here..

Welcome to Microsoft SharedView | Microsoft Connect


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28 Dec 2009   #12
MMYoung

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This might be what I was looking for. I already have a Live ID and the other user can connect via the "friendly name", if I read right.

Thanks,
MMYoung
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03 Jan 2010   #13
MMYoung

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Taran View Post
Microsoft SharedView is a free utility that allows you to share your desktop. Possibly a replacement for NetMeeting... Check it out here..

Welcome to Microsoft SharedView | Microsoft Connect
Well I tried out SharedView and I either need to read up on it more *or* it's not what I need. I had the other PC "join" my session and then had them share their desktop. Only thing I saw was like a snapshot of their desktop. I couldn't control/do any thing. With NetMeeting and Remote Desktop Sharing I see their desktop and can use it just like with Remote Desktop but the user doesn't have to sign off. This way if they are having problems I can see their desktop and see what's going on.

If I'm wrong, or if maybe there is some option I need to check in SharedView to make this work like I want it, please let me know.

Thanks for everyone's input,
MMYoung
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03 Jan 2010   #14
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

^^Sorry if this is blindingly obvious but was the following adhered to:

Quote:
To start a session using this program, you must sign in using a Windows Live ID (Passport ID). However, you can use any e-mail ID or even a friendly name to join a session. A friendly name is a name of your choice. This is the name that others in the session will use to identify you.
Source: Welcome to Microsoft SharedView | Microsoft Connect
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03 Jan 2010   #15
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

I thought net meeting was replaced by remote desktop which can be used without the need for a user at the remote computer ........
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03 Jan 2010   #16
MMYoung

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
^^Sorry if this is blindingly obvious but was the following adhered to:

Quote:
To start a session using this program, you must sign in using a Windows Live ID (Passport ID). However, you can use any e-mail ID or even a friendly name to join a session. A friendly name is a name of your choice. This is the name that others in the session will use to identify you.
Source: Welcome to Microsoft SharedView | Microsoft Connect
Yep, sent the email. User clicked on the link to start session. Saw user join session had them click on Share --> Desktop. I saw their desktop but it was like a screenshot/image.
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03 Jan 2010   #17
MMYoung

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
I thought net meeting was replaced by remote desktop which can be used without the need for a user at the remote computer ........
Remote desktop works fine, if I'm just wanting to remote to a server/workstation. If, however, the user is having problems I want to be able to see *their* desktop and the application(s) they are using. I need remote desktop sharing, something similar to Webex or GoToMyPC.
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04 Jan 2010   #18
Taran

Windows 7
 
 
MS Sharedview

I was able to test Sharedview the other day. As far as desktop sharing it works great. I was able to see everything the remote user did on his screen and could point at things on his screen for him to see (with my mouse). The user sharing their desktops (just like NetMeeting) can select what programs they can use.

The only thing I was disappointed about is you can't use your web cam or speakers. Oh well, good enough...

(test was ran on a Windows 7 box and a Windows XP box)
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04 Jan 2010   #19
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MMYoung View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
I thought net meeting was replaced by remote desktop which can be used without the need for a user at the remote computer ........
Remote desktop works fine, if I'm just wanting to remote to a server/workstation. If, however, the user is having problems I want to be able to see *their* desktop and the application(s) they are using. I need remote desktop sharing, something similar to Webex or GoToMyPC.
I'm really confused now. As another poster inferred, what's the difference then between netmeeting and Remote Desktop?
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04 Jan 2010   #20
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
with RDP you are logged on to the remote computer as YOU with your remote user ID.

With Netmeeting you get a view of the users desktop watching WHAT THE REMOTE USER IS DOING.

It's as if you are standing in front of the rtemote users screen watching what they are doing.

Netmeeting does however allow you to "Take over" the remote desktop as well BTW.

The two programs are for very different purposes.

Cheers
jimbo
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