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Personally I'd say use RDP, period.

Now if you want to access remotely (externally), setup a hamachi network and then RDP from there. Now if you want to be able to access the machine from any public machine I suggest logmein.
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post #12 of 17
What are you using for the VMs? Hyper-V or VMware Server? If you go the VMware server route, then it's all web based admin anyway.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Chairless;13561227 
If you are on the same physical network plain old rdp in windows is a straight win. External i lean towards teamviewer nowadays.

Is there a particular problem with rdp?

RDP Would be fine if I could set it up or a script that would allow me to click on on a shortcut that would open an RDP right to the server, authenticating without needing login credentials. Also it would be nice if RDP didn't knock me off during inactivity. I'm only use to using RDP at work so I'm not sure if these things are possible or not.
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Originally Posted by Trojita;13567554 
RDP Would be fine if I could set it up or a script that would allow me to click on on a shortcut that would open an RDP right to the server, authenticating without needing login credentials. Also it would be nice if RDP didn't knock me off during inactivity. I'm only use to using RDP at work so I'm not sure if these things are possible or not.

working from memory here so I might be wrong (damn fingers can type my passwords themselves without my brain getting involved), but I'm pretty sure I have my RDP passwords saved so I only need to select my system of choice & click OK.

You should easily be able to write a very short AutoIt script or similar to do it if you really need a single (well double) click solution though.
post #15 of 17
You don't even need to write a script for RDP ... you can just save a shortcut to the computer/server/whatever on the desktop.
    
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Originally Posted by IBuyJunk;13572516 
You don't even need to write a script for RDP ... you can just save a shortcut to the computer/server/whatever on the desktop.

Exactly...you just enter your the information: IP, username and password then save your credentials and give it a unique name.

Anytime you open RDP just either double click the saved connection or just select the IP of said server and the credentials will auto populate and connect.
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Originally Posted by Trojita;13567554 
RDP Would be fine if I could set it up or a script that would allow me to click on on a shortcut that would open an RDP right to the server, authenticating without needing login credentials. Also it would be nice if RDP didn't knock me off during inactivity. I'm only use to using RDP at work so I'm not sure if these things are possible or not.

You can saved credentials inside of RDP when you save the RDP connection.

Also, you can change the timeout on the remote server you're connecting to via a registry edit for timeout.
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