Remote Access from work to home Q's

January 26, 2006 at 07:29:36
Specs: work-XP Pro.....home XP H, 1gb

I am looking for a remote access program that will allow me to access my home computer from work.

It would need to be web based, since I cant install any programs at work. And it cant use activex or java. I found this out after trying LogMeIn, which can use activex, java, or html.

LogMeIn was able to make the connection without any problems, but wasnt able to display my desktop, due to the work computer not having activex or java installed. I was able to view my desktop using the html setting, but it was incredibly slow.

My main question is, are there any other options out there that I could try, that dont use activex or java?

Btw, IE is used on both ends.

Thanks for your time

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January 26, 2006 at 08:21:50

Have you talked to your IT dept about this? If not, good way to get yourself fired.

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January 26, 2006 at 11:06:46

Already replied but I dont see it, so sorry if this is a repeat.

Its not a matter of getting in trouble at work. There are just ALOT of employess and IT is like pulling teeth to get anything done. Was mainly just wondering if there was an easier route, before I ask them to install activex. I am just thinking they might be a little hesitant about activex because I have heard of some security issues that can arrise from it.

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January 26, 2006 at 11:15:50

I use a program called Ultra VNC to access my PC at home from work. I don't know if it would meet your requirements, but you can check it out at the following link.

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January 26, 2006 at 13:29:57

have you thought about using remote desktop? thats built into xp (or can be installed from the cd, or downloaded) and as long as port 3389 is not blocked you should be just fine.

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January 26, 2006 at 14:52:59

I thought about that, but would that mean I'd have to upgrade from home to pro at the house?

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January 26, 2006 at 14:56:54

nope. read this...

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January 26, 2006 at 15:09:01

Hmm, thats got would I check to see if port 3389 is blocked?

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January 26, 2006 at 20:43:00

Use remote desktop to attempt a connection, if it works then everything is ok. if it is blocked and the admins wont open it for you then there are other ways around this...(different ports, software etc...)

Personally my users have to have a darn good reason for me to allow them remote access anywhere since its a security risk and I monitor it very closely.

A you could lose your job warning: be careful since the admins will probably not like this

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January 27, 2006 at 04:53:31

See the above posts by Stryker and wanderer. I agree 100%. You have to talk to your IT department about this. Where I work, this kind of activity is not allowed to users at all. At one time it was. The guy who claimed to need to connect to his home PC complained and complained until we set it up. Two days later he was caught playing solitaire on his home PC while he was supposed to be working (games are not installed at work). The day after that he was looking for a new job. Enough said.

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January 27, 2006 at 15:01:34

Thanks for the concerns I understand totally. However as strange as this may sound, the computers arent really even needed, they are pretty much a "pass the time." perk. They are used for a few minor things, but nothing major. So its not an issue of getting in trouble or going behind their back. The most important thing for our IT is keeping the computers up and running for email, memos, etc. Therefore, they like to keep as little extra programs installed as possible. We are allowed to surf practically all day for that matter if we wanted but then we wouldnt have time to watch movies and all that stuff, btw before you think I am full of it or lying I am a firefighter so we have alot of sitting around to do.

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January 27, 2006 at 20:42:05

I'm not sure what Stryker is saying in response #6 - you would have to upgrade to XP pro at the house. The link he gave you is to download the client software, which won't help you when you want to run your home computer as a server. The client software comes pre-installed on any XP machine, so you won't need to download it. Maybe there's a hack out there (like tweaknt) that allows you to get the remote desktop functionality without actually upgrading to XP pro, but I don't know of any.

"Two days later he was caught playing solitaire on his home PC while he was supposed to be working (games are not installed at work). The day after that he was looking for a new job."
Holy crap...Remind me never, ever, to work where you do. Any place that fires people for playing solitaire has to have a crazy turnaround rate. I can't remember one day in my professional career where I haven't done some recreational surfing or some other kind of goofing off at work when I was supposed to be working. Nobody's complained yet, and as soon as they do, I'll be gone long before they fire me.

Good luck,

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February 17, 2006 at 02:44:42

i would persoanlly jus install a VNC server at your home computer, setup the necessary ports for an HTTP Connection then jus use it through interent explorer.

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