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Timbuktu and VNC?

By EMJ ·
It has been an ongoing discussion at my company as to which remote control software to use. We have both Timbuktu and VNC, but really don't have a policy on where/how to use them. We have a Windows (95/98/NT) platform, and need to remotely controlservers, workstations, and laptops. Is there one universal product that could be utilized system-wide for the sake of consistency and ease? Thanks.

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by DukeBytes In reply to Timbuktu and VNC?

If I were you I would install VNC on the servers that have the Timbuktu software on them and get rid of the Timbuktu stuff. VNC is sweet - you can use the viewer or just a browser to get into it and the best part - its FREE... :)

I've never usedTimbuktu buy have used PCAnywhere and several other remote control packages and VNC works just great. If you need to do file downloads, chat, etc... I would look into PCAnywhere - it is really very nice and has several ways that you can config it for secuirty and such - but if this is all just internal traffic and used to look at the server and maybe run a few things then I would go with VNC.

Good Luck
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by Nichomach In reply to Timbuktu and VNC?

I can highly recommend VNC for ease of use and for the fact that it's free. One thing that I would consider, however, is the possibility of using it in combination with SSH:
http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/sshwin.html

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