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    Re: acessing desktop app remotely

    I have dropbox set up on my laptop PC and main desktop PC. If I am working on either PC I believe a script that eventually runs the shutdown of the PC (say 20 min delay) preceded by automated copying of specific work folders and their content to their counterpart dropbox folders should do the trick.


      Re: acessing desktop app remotely

      Originally posted by BozMan View Post
      I have dropbox set up on my laptop PC and main desktop PC. If I am working on either PC I believe a script that eventually runs the shutdown of the PC (say 20 min delay) preceded by automated copying of specific work folders and their content to their counterpart dropbox folders should do the trick.
      Only when you are the sole user and you take care, make no changes on the other side before the 20 minutes update completes.
      Maybe easier to network or use a crossover cable and update the lot.


        Re: acessing desktop app remotely

        You can do the same by placing the whole app on a web site(host) on anyplatform. say a 5.00 a month. ftp the app files down, do the work and ftp back up. No problem.
        As Ray said. works for one person only with safety.

        I have worked with my files on a ubntu local server, but have not quite figured out how to do it with a linux host account yet. Thought I had it, but it was wrong.
        Dave Mason
        [email protected]
        Skype is dave.mason46


          Re: acessing desktop app remotely

          Yes of course, single user and due care taken !

          Dave, it must be 3:00am there, do you ever sleep?


            Re: acessing desktop app remotely

            Talk about taking care, I completely forgot about the period of time necessary for synching dropbox files on the reciprocal PC and somehow copying to the relevant work folders before working with them. So, scrub that not thought out idea


              Re: acessing desktop app remotely


              This is an example of an inexpensive way of achieving your requirement :)


                Re: acessing desktop app remotely

                Maybe I'm being obtuse, but I dont see how that achieves the requirement.
                Unless to use to upload download as Dave already mentioned. You can't run desktop app from that host.

                but then if you are one person you will have the opportunity to have your n/b with you when you are at your d/t and just copy the files across before you depart.


                  Re: acessing desktop app remotely

                  Set up your Alpha application on the VPS and use Remote Desktop wherever you are in the world to work as normal. Of course, I have not read the thread completely through, so I may be going off at a tangent here.
                  Just trying to be helpful :)

                  BTW from memory I think Windows RDC permits local printing- could be wrong though


                    Re: acessing desktop app remotely

                    What vps would you recommend? Are there any trials?


                      Re: acessing desktop app remotely

                      Please explain in non technical terms how I would use this service:
                      I upload the folder with the app to that service. Do I then use my local runtimes to connect?


                        Re: acessing desktop app remotely

                        Josh, that is a question I cannot answer.
                        Personally, I don't need/have the original posts type of requirement, I use dropbox and manage my rare remote access requirements that way.
                        Alternatively, if I am away from my PC for only a few days, I leave my main desktop PC on and use a service such as gotomeeting or teamviewer.
                        I suggested the VPS route because the original question was about centralised/global access for personal services where a dedicated user-owned repository is not an option, and I think my suggested solution could satisfy this requirement, albeit at a small cost.
                        That said, I have no specific recommendation, you would need to do your homework and decide for yourself. The link I provided was an example. There are many out there. Take a look and ask the support and sales people for the ones that interest you your specific questions. :)


                          Re: acessing desktop app remotely

                          Josh, this type of service affords you essentially your own remote PC, which is effectively 99.99% available (re. up time).
                          So (assuming you opt for a Widows version) you can install Alpha the same as you would on your local PC.
                          You can then run your application as normal through 'Remote Desktop Connection' - take a look at the option under the Accessories folder from the Windows start menu.
                          You can find out all the other stuff by googling.



                          If the possible minor delays in using a remote connection from your normal place of work was an issue, you would of course work locally and ensure that the remote (VPS) data and possibly latest version of the application folders were updated with the relevant latest files before having to use the remote user facility in real time. Likewise when you return to your normal place of work you would need to synchronize the data back to your workplace PC. Personally, in this day and age I do not find any speed issues when working remotely.
                          Last edited by BozMan; 06-24-2013, 09:27 AM.


                            Re: acessing desktop app remotely

                            Will try to figure it out.


                              Re: acessing desktop app remotely

                              do this search on google? I think you can set this up just like a local server? May be wrong, never had the need.

                              "cheap virtual private server windows"
                              Dave Mason
                              [email protected]
                              Skype is dave.mason46


                                Re: acessing desktop app remotely

                                tsplus should be the answer