[GRLUG] Sligtly OT, .. VNC

Thomas Wodarek kc8zpq at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 17:29:29 EDT 2016

I like ChromeRemoteDesktop as well, but it does pose a few problems:

   - It's pared directly with a Google Account.  Not bad if you're using it
   for personal stuff, but annoying to work around in a business setting
   - I think UAC prompts aren't caught by the listening server
   - At least for linux hosts, it spins up a separate virtual desktop for
   your use.  Nice to connect and disconnect for always-remote use, but
   annoying if you want to view the desktop you had locally on the machine.

It still works really well, just a few annoying parts to work around.

On Sat, Oct 1, 2016 at 11:07 AM, Godwin <godwin at grandrapids-lug.org> wrote:

> Different approach, but Google Chrome has an extension Remote Desktop that
> works reliably across firewalls and cross platform.  I use it from/to
> Win10, Mac, and ChromeOS (Linux).  Not something over which you have total
> control as it goes across Google servers, but it couldn't be easier.
> G-
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 1:51 PM L. V. Lammert <lvl at omnitec.net> wrote:
>> We have used UVNC for many years for supporting a few Windows machines,
>> but it is just unstable on Win10, and it actually requires a Windows VM
>> just to run the listener (but it DID allow a repeater in the middle to
>> bypass firewall problems).
>> Has anyone found a VNC solution that will meet the following criteria:
>>  * Run a server on Win10 (UltraVNC is broken here)
>>  * Allow a repeater with session ID (i.e. three-point link)
>>  * BIG plus for running the viewer on Linux as opposed to Windoze!
>>         Thanks!
>>         Lee
>> k
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