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I've been using teamviewer and LogMeIn for a year or so now. At school, for a class I work in, I'm using Apple remote desktop which is neat because I can monitor all the lab units and then solo out one if needed. My main feature I like to use is curtain because I see someone who is doing something they are not supposed to during lectures like, facebook and or working on other projects/not paying attention, and I can go in there and disable the user without making a scene.

I want to know if there is a company who makes something similar to Apple remote desktop for Windows and/or Linux. I would like to use this when I'm working on family's computers while they are doing stuff. I can just do everything in the background and they don't have to worry about letting me take control. I'm not necessarily looking for freeware. If there is a legit company I'm willing to pay.

asked Aug 27 '11 at 10:09

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how about the RHUB appliance http://www.rhubcom.com/v4/web_conferencing/monitor_desktop.html? They have a function for monitoring employee desktop?

answered Jan 19 '12 at 17:00

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Janet Fung

This is what my school uses. It does what you are describing. http://www.faronics.com/enterprise/insight/

I am not sure how much it costs, as you can only get it for a business.

answered Aug 28 '11 at 00:16

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this is pretty close...doesn't look like it does linux but I'm not to worried about that since I'm the one with the linux setup. Also being able to work in the background would be nice.

(Aug 28 '11 at 07:50) sillymansam sillymansam's gravatar image

From windows XP on up There was remote desktop connection for windows XP it might still be called that under vista and windows 7. But you have to make sure for any windows version that under system properties tab marked remote in windows XP pro service pack 3 as an example. Make sure that you have a checkmark in remote desktop to allow someone like you to gain access to it by the computer name or if your going through the internet via the ip address. Under Linux like Ubuntu almost any version you can use the terminal server. It would be on your interent options there where you have the browsers available for the internet. I have windows and linux and I was able to log into my servers at home from either one without any problems this would work for you as well if your trying to do it remotely as well.

answered Aug 27 '11 at 19:16

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During my highschool there was an application called net support or something, it was designed for such thing

answered Aug 27 '11 at 12:10

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