Looking for a secure, convenient way to control your Windows desktop from anywhere? Sure, who isn’t.
I have found this to be an indispensable tool when it comes down to tech support. Like it or not, if it’s known that you work with computers for a living, friends and family will come crawling no matter what, no matter when. I use LogMeIn and have it set up on my two desktops at home and my laptop. I also have it set up on my parents’ computer and laptop and my sister’s computer. When they have problems and they call me up and start trying to describe what they’re experiencing or seeing, I can just tell them to give me two minutes, log into their machine and have a look for myself. Of course, this doesn’t work in the instances where the problem is network-related, but I’m yet to find a solution that will let you solve network problems over the network without a network connection…
LogMeIn is pretty versatile. I have used it connecting from and to machines on dial-up and it makes the process as painless as possible. It’s also pretty good about dealing with different resolutions and screen sizes. I can go from my 22″ widescreen with 1680×1050 resolution to my parent’s 14″ 1024×768 monitor (and vice versa) without any real issue. You can either zoom out or pan around the screen to navigate without issue.
Just another tool to add to the toolbox: