Remote Control For Your PC: LogMeIn Pro2

PCWorld: Remote Control For Your PC: LogMeIn Pro2

LogMeIn not only lets small business users control their PCs over the Internet using a browser-based app, it also lets them transfer files to and from it and print to its attached printers.

“Do you need full access to a work computer when you’re away from it–controlling it as if you were at its keyboard, printing to its printer, transferring files to and from it, and so on? Then you’ll want to try LogMeIn Pro2 ($70/year, 30-day free trial), an excellent way to remotely control your PC. With it, you can take control any of your computers from any PC or Mac over the Internet, using only a supported browser. You can sit at any other Internet-connected computer, controlling your main computer just as if you were sitting there.

Setup takes two parts, both easy: Create an account on the Web site, then install the LogMeIn Pro2 software on the computer you wish to control. Tell the software you want that PC to be able to be controlled over the Internet. When you want to take control of it, log into your account, and you’ll be able to take control of the computer, using either a PC or a Mac. The computer you want to control will have to left on, of course, and running LogMeIn Pro2. For the best performance, it helps install any software that it recommends on the machine on which you’re using a browser, such as a Firefox plug-in or a special piece of Mac software. But you don’t have to do that. It still works, even without the special software–and since you don’t always have the option to install software on somebody else’s computer, that’s a relief.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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