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  • Access a Desktop Application thru RD

    Please advise if it is possible to run a Desktop Alpha Five Application and access it from different users in different areas of the contry thru Remote Desktop as it were used with Runtime?

    Thanks

    Luis R

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    Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

    If it is running on the remote computer, logging into that computer is JUST YOU operating as if you were there - so yeah, you can do anything with RD as though you were there so unless there is something I am missing in what you are asking it should work fine
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    • #3
      Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

      I don't think more than one user can access a PC remotely using RD.
      Robin

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      • #4
        Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

        Obviously there are web server based solutions for Windows servers that can bypass RDS and so there is no need for extra RDS CALS when running desktops applications.

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          Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

          There's a couple options being tossed around here.
          There is the option of an RDP server, which requires CALS but lets multiple users access their own session on the server.
          There is RDP on a PC, which allows one user at a time to use that PC from a remote location (I use this option all the time).
          Finally, there is the web-based remote access Kenneth referred to. This is the first I've heard of, but it does exist. With any
          luck Kenneth will elaborate on this option.

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          • #6
            Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

            Originally posted by madtowng View Post
            There's a couple options being tossed around here.
            There is the option of an RDP server, which requires CALS but lets multiple users access their own session on the server.
            There is RDP on a PC, which allows one user at a time to use that PC from a remote location (I use this option all the time).
            Finally, there is the web-based remote access Kenneth referred to. This is the first I've heard of, but it does exist. With any
            luck Kenneth will elaborate on this option.
            Try looking at a solution called Thinstuff.
            We have used it with great success to create a wan using simple windows pc as a server.
            Bob Whitaker

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              Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

              Originally posted by madtowng View Post
              There's a couple options being tossed around here.
              There is the option of an RDP server, which requires CALS but lets multiple users access their own session on the server.
              There is RDP on a PC, which allows one user at a time to use that PC from a remote location (I use this option all the time).
              Finally, there is the web-based remote access Kenneth referred to. This is the first I've heard of, but it does exist. With any
              luck Kenneth will elaborate on this option.
              I think this option (bold above and in MS servers) is just for server maintenance and the license does not allow to use installed (for example Alpha developer) applications like in normal PC.


              Kenneth

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              • #8
                Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

                Thank you all for the help.
                I will take a look at the different options suggested.

                Best regards

                Luis R

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                • #9
                  Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

                  I'm pretty sure Microsoft intended people to be able to use their pc from remote locations as if they were right in front of their pc.
                  This article references windows 7, but they have improved things for the remote user since that time.
                  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...top-connection

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                  • #10
                    Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

                    We use logmein to access our desktops remotely.

                    Many times I need to make changes during off hours, and I really have no desire to drive 30+ miles to the office to do this. Logmein allows me to control my office machine from a remote location. This past year, while on vacation, we had an emergency, and I was able to bring up and control my office machine from Florida.

                    We have numerous employees outstationed and they access their office machines in the same way.

                    Tom

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                    • #11
                      Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

                      Hi Tom,
                      It seems to me that TeamViewer would be a much better deal with that many users than LogMeIn. I have used TeamViewer for years between a friend and myself so not commercial, and my experience is TeamViewer is significantly better than Logmein was. Educate me.
                      Mike W
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                      • #12
                        Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

                        Mike,

                        I haven't had much experience with teamviewer, but we've been using logmein for years. Not my decision, but it has worked very well for us. One of our vendors does use teamviewer when they need to fix things, and it seems to be fine. The decision to go with logmein was just a choice we made years ago, and we have stuck with it.

                        Tom

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                        • #13
                          Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

                          Originally posted by Tom Henkel View Post
                          Mike,

                          I haven't had much experience with teamviewer, but we've been using logmein for years. Not my decision, but it has worked very well for us. One of our vendors does use teamviewer when they need to fix things, and it seems to be fine. The decision to go with logmein was just a choice we made years ago, and we have stuck with it.

                          Tom
                          Aeroadmin is another option. It works great. https://www.aeroadmin.com/en/

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                          • #14
                            Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

                            A late reply:
                            Remote Desktop, Team-viewer, PC anywhere, VNC, etc. would only allow one user on one computer, so two computers for each user being one at company central location and the second at remote location which in my mind makes no sense.

                            If you are looking at or currently running an application that uses many desktop connections/users with a (main computer/server database) on the local network at central location, you could use a VPN connection through the internet on remote computers, launch the application at the remote location and it would work like it is on the local network at central location. You can have dozens of computers logged in using VPN connections only limit is company servers locations internet upstream bandwidth since remote computers will be pulling data from the main location. Remember that local networks (LAN) are now gigabyte bandwidth and the internet (WAN) is limited to what you can afford to pay for bandwidth, so the remote users might notice difference and then maybe not depending on what data gets pulled from remote users if graphics, video, pictures, etc.

                            Just my two cent worth of thoughts!

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                              Re: Access a Desktop Application thru RD

                              Originally posted by datacaster View Post
                              A late reply:
                              Remote Desktop, Team-viewer, PC anywhere, VNC, etc. would only allow one user on one computer, so two computers for each user being one at company central location and the second at remote location which in my mind makes no sense.

                              Just my two cent worth of thoughts!
                              TSPlus does allow multiple external simultanious users into a single desktop (not server OS - but I'd suggest it)
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