Remote Access Software

Remote Access Software

With this post I will share my favourite remote access software packages I am using alsmost every day. Not only IT specialist are using remote access to support servers and software remotely, but also it is useful for the business – to make presentations, or conference video calls, etc. I will not go in such details, but rather will present the remote access software for everyday use.

Remote Access Software: Desktop machines

TeamViewer connects to any PC or server around the world within a few seconds. You can remote control your partner\”s PC as if you were sitting right in front of it. It uses two number pairs – ID and password. Both sides should have TeamVier installed and .. that\”s it! Just provide this to a person who will connect to your PC and watch.

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Windows Remote Destop
Certainly the integrated in Windows remote access service enables you to connect to a computer or server across the Internet from any computer. Remote Desktop gives you mouse and keyboard control over the remote computer and showing you everything what is happening on the screen.

UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen and allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control a PC remotely . The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It means that you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it, right from your current location.

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This a mobile version for remote desktop software.

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Remote Access Software: Servers

All the above will work on Windows servers, as well as VNC which will also work on Linux with running X on it.
In other cases when managing server it is done trough a console.

PuTTY is an SSH and telnet client which allows you to connect to remote server. It is fast, very easy to use, and with all options needed for customising your connection settings. It allows tuneling, XForwarding, etc.

Online how to: Access your server via SSH with Putty

PuTTY Connection Manager
This is actually a free add-on to PuTTY for Windows and it helps manage multiple PuTTY instances. Really useful when you need several PuTTY instances.

Download site: PuTTY Connection Manager

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer. It has Windows Explorer like interface and easy to use drop-and-drag option.

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FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). Recently the developers of this application included tabbed option which made it even more better. If someone asks about FTP/SFTP – I allays suggest it.

Online how to: Uploading files with FileZilla

Certainly there are thousands of applications and remote access software available in Internet. These are my favorites, and very rare I cannot do something with them and need additional application.

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Anthony Gee About the Author: Anthony G. is an IT specialist with more than 9 years of solid working experience in the Web Hosting industry. Currently works as server support administrator, involved in consultative discussions about Web Hosting and server administration. One of the first writers in the website, now writing for Free Tutorials community - he is publishing tutorials and articles for the wide public, as well as specific technical solutions.

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