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Topic # 64405 15-Jul-2010 00:11
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Hi there,

I'm running a small IT business, need a remote support tool to support customer. which one will be recommended? Cheers,


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  Reply # 351820 15-Jul-2010 12:16
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Just used TeamViewer the other day, works very well.
 




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  Reply # 351822 15-Jul-2010 12:18
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I use Zolved to help friends around the country



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  Reply # 351823 15-Jul-2010 12:21
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sleemanj: Just used TeamViewer the other day, works very well.
 


thanks mate, but team viewer is quite expensive, the free version is not suppose to be used for business. anything else? Cheers,

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  Reply # 351856 15-Jul-2010 13:24
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Reverse Vnc is good if you don't want to pay for a service.
We went and purchased teamviewer, compared to the other commercial programs its extremely cheap! Look into logmein and those other programs, they wound you $1000+ a year where as teamviewer is a one off payment.

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  Reply # 351867 15-Jul-2010 13:34
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Worth pointing out, that TeamViewer is essentially a wrapper around VNC.

I have in the past used reverse VNC, I managed it with an older lady with a brain injury, (who is still fairly switched on, but still), I sent here the winvnc.exe binary and the DLL, then just gave instructions over the phone on how to start it up and enter the IP address.

I use this shell script to run the listening end here on my Ubuntu workstation...

#!/bin/bash
zenity --notification --window-icon="/home/boffin/vnc.png" --text="vncviewer is listening on display 99" &
ZEN=$!

while [ "$(ps -p $ZEN | grep $ZEN)" != "" ]
do
        vncviewer -bgr233 -encodings "tight zlib copyrect" -quality 5 -compresslevel 9 -depth 16 -listen 99 &
        VNC=$!
        while [ "$(ps -p $VNC | grep $VNC)" != "" ]
        do
                sleep 5
                if [ "$(ps -p $ZEN | grep $ZEN)" == "" ]
                then
                        kill $VNC
                fi
        done
done




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  Reply # 351875 15-Jul-2010 13:43
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I use Advantag OneClick for most customers.. Its a reverse VNC based on UltraVNC.  I have the client on my website which I get customers to run, stick in the password and bingo.  Cost wise its around $100US from memory to buy for a business.  Works very well.  Otherwise I use a combination of Logmein and teamviewer - teamviewer being by far my third choice. 

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  Reply # 351884 15-Jul-2010 13:52
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I used Logmein Rescue+ before, worked really well but _Really_ expensive.




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  Reply # 351920 15-Jul-2010 14:55
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We have used Citrix GoToMeeting. It seems to get into most systems OK, probably around 90% of our clients.

It's not cheap though.

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  Reply # 351948 15-Jul-2010 15:48
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  Reply # 352342 16-Jul-2010 15:07
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thanks guys, i think i might go with teamviewer cause it's cheaper. cheers a lot.



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  Reply # 352365 16-Jul-2010 16:03
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has anyone used Ammyy?
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how is it? Thanks

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