Last week TechRepublic published a review of CrossLoop, written by yours truly. I found the application to be exactly what it said it was: An easy way to connect two computers across the Internet without worrying about firewalls and NATs and all the other things that can prevent such connections from taking place. But while CrossLoop solved many problems associated with remote administration, some TechRepublic members wanted to know about other applications -- ones with more features.
Today TechRepublic published a How do I... article explaining how to install and configure TightVNC, a derivative of Virtual Network Computing (VNC). This application performs the same function as CrossLoop (in fact CrossLoop uses TightVNC to accomplish its connection) but also adds several features including the ability to transfer files from the local system to the remote workstation or vice versa and adjustable compression levels.
Because the article is a How do I... you should have no trouble getting TightVNC up and running. If you are seeking an application for remote administration that does just a bit more than CrossLoop then this may be what you are looking for.
Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.