Tips & Tricks: UltraVNC: You Seem so Distant…

UVNC What a week!  Legal stuff…plus, I had a blown laptop and had to stage a new one (in order to bring you my rapier wit, theoretically)…and I have to prepare for a new client on Monday.  This one's a law firm.  It's a completely different experience working with large, corporate clients as opposed to large, corporate law firms.

This post is relevant to you if you're a techie who will be accessing a lot of PCs to accomplish your e-discovery due-diligence.  I use a lot of remote access software and since I was staging this new PC anyway, I needed something that would work not only with XP, but with Vista and Windows 7.

There's nothing more frustrating than constantly having to go from one PC to another because you forgot a file or some such nonsense, your network permissions aren't cooperating, it won't print and you end up wasting more time troubleshooting that issue instead of just connecting remotely and dealing with it…and that's all in the same house, let alone bringing other locations into the mix.

By luck, I came by this terrific software called UltraVNC (aka uVNC).  Folks, this is just a great little product!  Not only is it compatible cross-platform, but they were very smart about access control.  You can have no password, you can set a password for view-only access and you can set a separate password for take-over access.  That's what makes it great in a formal environment.

And here's the best part; it's free.  I'm going to be putting it through the paces, but I just thought I would share.  I haven't been this excited about a piece of software since…er…well…

Oh…never mind…

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