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VNC or other remote control s/w with Win 8 server ?

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    VNC or other remote control s/w with Win 8 server ?


    Has anyone found VNC or other remote control s/w with Win 8 server which works ? Remote desktop blanks the screen -I only need Win platform-
    thx!
    Kevin

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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    There is no Windows 8 Server, unless you are talking about Windows Server 2012 which I haven't had an issue with using Remote Desktop yet. What do you mean by it blanks the screen?
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    great question !
    windows remote desktop switches to the login screen on the machine you are controlling -not blank as I said
    I would like the screen to stay visisible on the machine being controlled so users on both computers can share access
    this calls for "remote control" software like pcAnyware" or UltraVNC
    those run a "viewer" program on the controlling machine and a "server" program on the controlled machine
    I want a program that works on wi8n
    so far UltraVNc says it will work on Win 8 - haven't tried it yet
    any tips appreciated
    thx
    Kevin
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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    What you are looking for is Remote Assistance which is available in Windows 7 & 8. To find it in 8 just search for "Remote Assistance" in Metro and you should get some matches under Settings. Basically the user requiring assistance will run the wizard and email you the request, you receive it and launch the request and a connection is made. You will share the same screen as well can offer control of the other desktop if required.
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    That's one way thanks!
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