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Classroom remote desktop

By toovinnie ·
I work as a tech assistant in a Junior High Computer lab. I need to be able to bring up any computer in the lab on my screen to help fix probllems and prevent misuse. Can I use Remote desktop or should I use a different program to do this?

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by Chris910 In reply to Classroom remote desktop

As For the free solutions: Remote assistance would be a better solution but there many obsticles to overcome. The best solution to this issue is to purchase a product called NetSupport School. It is a little on the expensive side but the first time you you monitor one of the little buggers doing what you've repeatedly told them not to and you lock the keyboard mouse and monitor leaving the evidence for all to see. Well you get the point! The software has many additional features that you will like such as collecting/distributing work, launching applications, shareing a students or your display with other students. I have this deployed on about 500 of my 5000+ workstations.
Their Website is Http:\\www.netsupport-inc.com.

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by toovinnie In reply to

I am running XP in one classroom and 98 in another. This seems like a great option. I am just waiting to hear the price. I need to be able to set it up so it is always on even though the kids are logging in and out every period. Ideally I want to see all 60+ machines and when someone is logged into it I want to click and see their screen and be able to take over to assist them if necessary.

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by Finkster In reply to Classroom remote desktop

A free way to monitor remote desktops is to use VNC you will need to install this on each client machine.To download VNC go here: http://www.realvnc.com/download.html

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by toovinnie In reply to

I am running XP in one classroom and 98 in another. This doesn't seem to do what I need. I need to be able to set it up so it is always on even though the kids are logging in and out every period. Ideally I want to see all 60+ machines and when someone is logged into it I want to click and see their screen and be able to take over to assist them if necessary.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Classroom remote desktop

My suggestion is for you to try Dameware MiniRemote Control. It is free, first off!
Also, you do not install the client component on each machine; instead, it is remotely installed when you first connect to the target machine with Dameware!
www.dameware.com

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by jimjennings In reply to Classroom remote desktop

If you are looking for something free, windows NetMeeting is a nice option. It does not give you the option to observe them without them knowing it, but it will allow you to take control of the PC from your desk. To do this you would need to configure NetMeeting on each of the PCs and set up the Remote Desktop Sharing option under Tools. Security is controlled differently for different OSs, and I suggest you set up a good security plan before you roll this out to the desktops.

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by toovinnie In reply to

I am running XP in one classroom and 98 in another. This doesn't seem to do what I need. I need to be able to set it up so it is always on even though the kids are logging in and out every period. Ideally I want to see all 60+ machines and when someone is logged into it I want to click and see their screen and be able to take over to assist them if necessary.

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