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post #1 of 8
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If I want to control my computer at the office, with my laptop from home, is that possible?

Office computer:
EVGA X58 SLI Micro
Core i7 920
6GB DDR3
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Gigabit LAN
Road Runner Broadband.

Home computer:
HP Laptop
Core i3-350m
Windows 7 x64 Professional
Wireless N connection (preferred choice)
10/100 LAN (never used)

I am wondering if I can use remote desktop connection (or something) and use the Office computer's hardware to run photoshop.....but while I am home on my laptop.

Is this just remote desktop connection, or could I benefit from Intels Virtualization technology, or what?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 8
You can. Not sure what program would be best, but I use TightVNC all the time to control other desktops. Not sure how fast you will be trying to use photoshop over remote connection though.
   
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post #3 of 8
I use Teamviewer but you might run into some problems if your work has set up strict firewalls, etc.
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post #4 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by raiderxx View Post
I use Teamviewer but you might run into some problems if your work has set up strict firewalls, etc.
I own the business and it's a fairly simple setup. Just one dlink router and windows 7 firewall.
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post #5 of 8
You could use logmein free too and remote access your computer from anywhere.
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post #6 of 8
PCAnywhere is the most widely used and will do everything you need. It's simple to setup.
http://www.symantec.com/business/pcanywhere
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post #7 of 8
Teamviewer or logmein will dot he trick.
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post #8 of 8
you have a few options.

#1: teamviewer - remote into it with team viewer.
#2: hamachi - rdp with windows software.

the only flaws i can see here is your companys upload speed. and then it is just tweaking the res till it suites your needs to get what you want out of it.

both of these are secure and work well
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