Check out teamviewer:
TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings
Install client at either end and you're good to go.
So, I have been asked to provide home remote access to SIMS for the Head...
I have looked through various posts with some amazing solutions, but most of them are obviously overkill for one user. This will not be something that is going to be offered to anyone else.
I have VERY limited knowledge of remote access solutions (read LogMeIn), especially ones to work such sensitive software in real time and using live databases. I have only ever used remote desktop across site and know nothing about what running terminal services entails so please be gentle... I have not been involved in using VPN or VNC or connecting to an external IP which I don't even know.
We are running SIMS on a 2008 (not R2) server.
It's a big ask I know, but 'Help me EDUGEEK, you're my only hope....'
Also if anyone knows any 'quick and dirty' solutions that they would rather not discuss openly, please feel free to PM me...
I’m sure the head can justify purchasing a license on behalf of the school if it’s so important.
tombry (15th January 2014)
With regards to encryption:
Last edited by cscc; 15th January 2014 at 09:53 AM.
Well, I know it's only blurb, but:
All TeamViewer versions use full encryption. Encryption is based on 2048bit RSA private/public key exchange and 256 Bit AES session encoding. This uses the same security level as https/SSL and is considered completely safe by today's standards. The key exchange also guarantees that the data channel is completely encoded from client to client and that any routers or servers in between (including our routers) are unable to read or analyze the data stream. Security and privacy have always been a top priority during development.
The same encryption used by online banks. With LogMeIn, your computers are secure with 256-bit SSL encryption for all connections, from user account settings to authentication.
Looks legit? @jmak - How much more security are you proposing? I feel another learning curve approaching!
Also, how are these solutions to run SIMS? Installed on the server and running an instance of SIMS.net there or installed on the users desktop (which must be left running) and used as an RDP solution?
Teamviewer is can be used but the user has to leave their personal desktop computer logged in and running.
I would firstly ask what's it for? Reading data, editing data? There are some sophisticated solutions that might be useful for the basics.
Groupcall Emerge gives you access to data. @Schoolcomms have an app coming out - see it at BETT. Capita also have an app.
Logmein works really well for full control and there is a free app for ipad / iphone which is nice. Similar to teamviewer i guess. I also heard about something called Splash yesterday which is supposedly really good.
It's much better to do that for remote control, of either the desktop or a VM desktop for that purpose, and you want to avoid VPNs or terminal server solutions.
It just depends what they actually want to do.
There are also advanced services like SLG from Capita, TASC, Bromcom etc, but would work out expensive for only the Head to use, the app solutions might work out better and cheaper though more limited.
Personally i'd opt for logmein.
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