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Riddlemeright
Mar 28, 2003
The Riddler

Anyone use a Teamviewer alternative they really like? This is for a small office (less than 10 computers). Teamviewer got a lot pricier than I recalled!

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Guitarchitect
Nov 8, 2003



Riddlemeright posted:

Anyone use a Teamviewer alternative they really like? This is for a small office (less than 10 computers). Teamviewer got a lot pricier than I recalled!

We use built-in windows 10 remote desktop for Autocad and Revit work (even some realtime 3D browsing) and it's pretty good... I have around 25 people working remotely in an architecture office - the people with the most issues seem to be people who don't take my "use an ethernet cable" advice seriously
the thing i really wish i could do was power up computers that shut down for some reason!

Riddlemeright
Mar 28, 2003
The Riddler

Guitarchitect posted:

We use built-in windows 10 remote desktop for Autocad and Revit work (even some realtime 3D browsing) and it's pretty good... I have around 25 people working remotely in an architecture office - the people with the most issues seem to be people who don't take my "use an ethernet cable" advice seriously
the thing i really wish i could do was power up computers that shut down for some reason!

Do you use static IPs? Or no-ip?

Separate note - I am hard wired and no matter what I do I can't get WOL to work.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Guitarchitect posted:

We use built-in windows 10 remote desktop for Autocad and Revit work (even some realtime 3D browsing) and it's pretty good... I have around 25 people working remotely in an architecture office - the people with the most issues seem to be people who don't take my "use an ethernet cable" advice seriously
the thing i really wish i could do was power up computers that shut down for some reason!

nvidia released some beta drivers for windows desktop RDP to let 3d acceleration work. Usually its a quadro feature but because of COVID they opened it up.

https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/c...graphics_cards/

Heners_UK
Jun 1, 2002


AnyDesk

Xaris
Jul 25, 2006

Jacking Out; Jacking In



Riddlemeright posted:

Anyone use a Teamviewer alternative they really like? This is for a small office (less than 10 computers). Teamviewer got a lot pricier than I recalled!
Yeah TeamViewer is really just insanely expensive. I mean it's really loving good and definitely the cadillac option, but it's also really overkill and too pricey for small businesses and such unless it's like an Remote Management Computer sort of thing.

We've been using AnyDesk commercially. You really only need to license the computers that will be using it for connecting-to-another and can leave 'end-points' unlicensed if you want to, but it's not stupidly expensive anyways. It works well and i would recommend it.

I would advice against the built-in windows RDP just from a security point of view. One of our O&M computers that it had running was hacked through that because its' apparently stupidly easy to brute-force, although you can probably secure it better.

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SopWATh
Jun 1, 2000


We have teamviewer deployed company wide, it's pretty rad for 2020 since the client deployment can be updated via a centralized profile configuration. I update the profile settings for Intune group A, and they all update within a couple minutes.

At my last place we used ScreenConnect (it's called ConnectWise Control now) and I liked it a lot for inter-office connections. It was easy to search by computer name and logged in user and... some other criteria. Team Viewer has needed some tweaking. I don't have any experience on the system administration side with ConnectWise, but I've heard it's not great on the security. Keeping it within the building was not as big of a deal for the small shop I was in.

One cool thing about it was we were able to run powershell commands on the client PC so I was able to do some dinky poo poo like update the system time or see if some software package was even installed and running without having to interact with the user.

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