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'chris'
Super Advisor

Which VNC Software?

hi

Which VNC software do you think is the best, and why?

kind regards
chris

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Edgar Zapata
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Re: Which VNC Software?

Hi Chris,

I take it you're asking for different remote control software, not only which VNC version is best.

I've used a few.
pcAnywhere http://www.symantec.com/norton/symantec-pcanywhere
VNC http://www.realvnc.com/
MS SMS remote control
NetOp http://www3.netop.com/netop-1.htm
There are others like Dameware.

First of all.
I'm no expert here. But I can give you my impressions as a user.
I would take into account these features:
Security
Deployment / usability
Clipboard and file transfers.
Screenshots

From a security perspective these are mostly regarded as approved in multinational corporates:
Microsoft RDP. in all corporates I know.
VNC and pcAnywhere in some corporates I know.

I currently use a utility called pushVNC that check if service already exists. If it doesn't, it copies files and necessary registry key to create the service, and then the service is started and the remote control application (VNCviewer) is launched. When you're done, it allows you to remove the service.
I have attached a file that shows the GUI.

I know these allow for clipboard transfers(NetOp, pcAnywhere, VNC).
I recall this allow for file transfers: pcAnywhere. I can't see the option for file transfer in NetOp
Screenshots : pcAnywhere. I've tried with VNC and NetOp and haven't found a way to do this.

Hope it helps.

Edgar.
Jon Finley
Honored Contributor

Re: Which VNC Software?

If you're not using Microsoft RDP, then I like to use RealVNC. It's free, light weight and fairly secure.

Jon
"Do or do not. There is no try!" - Yoda
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Which VNC Software?

RealVNC is extremly slowly on WIN2003 servers!
Shoghi Martinez G.
Honored Contributor

Re: Which VNC Software?

I personally use UltraVNC, and I have a decent speed on servers.

beware that Antivirus software does not like this kind of tools.
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Which VNC Software?

UltraVNC is REALLY slow on our 2003 server!

The best experiences I've had is TightVNC:

http://www.tightvnc.com/