Author Topic: Remote desktops  (Read 447 times)

Bluebottle

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Remote desktops
« on: June 04, 2019, 08:50:44 pm »
Been using TeamViewer for a while to support the aged parents and in laws. TV now thinks I am a business and now is limiting its use to about 20 sec of remote access. Are there any recommendations for alternatives? Free or cheap. Not sure I can really "justify" paying full whack for TeamViewer for the little amount it gets used.

Was half-thinking AnyDesk or Chrome Remote Desktop. The remote install needs to be "in-law" proof...
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Feanor

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Re: Remote desktops
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 08:53:38 pm »
VNC?

I've used this for similar porpoises.

Re: Remote desktops
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 08:59:04 pm »
If you both have Google accounts then Google remote desktop is great

Re: Remote desktops
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 09:18:04 pm »
If Windows why not use the built in Remote Desktop?

Bluebottle

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Re: Remote desktops
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 09:29:19 pm »
My hunch is that it will be painful to set the MiL up - she is at the opposite end of the country and doesn't follow instruction at all in a linear fashion.
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fuaran

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Re: Remote desktops
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2019, 09:38:34 pm »
Windows Remote Assistance (Quick Assist) might be easier to setup. It is based on Remote Desktop.