Teamviewer: Remote Access App (Free for Personal Use)

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  1. bulls96

    bulls96 Member

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    If you were having trouble with the RDP app on the Surface, this app works too! :) its like a splashtop remote app alternative.
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    It works great and even on boxes that don't support rdp such as XP, Win8 Std. Very similar to splashtop. Can be used on LAN or through internet. Only problem is that it doesn't have a RT server, it is a viewer only so no way to remote control the Surface.
     
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    You can use rdp on xp pro
     
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    I'm using it from time to time and it's good.
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    I've been using Team Viewer for a couple years now, its a great app and you can you get it on iOS and Android as well. There is also a web ui so you can connect from a browser. The best thing about it is that you don't have to deal with ports or anything.
     
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    I use Team Viewer as well and it works great for what I use it for! I used it before I got my surface on my O.G. Ipad and it worked fine with that as well, and also on my HTC Evo LTE.
     
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    Here's a rundown experience as a brand-new user.

    I'm posting this on my Surface RT through my desktop's Opera 12. My home PC is Windows 7 Home, so it doesn't support Remote Desktop natively. TeamViewer is quite painless. I ended up downloading the QuickSupport version on my desktop (no installation or admin rights, just double-click and run) and then the app for RT through the RT app store.

    The desktop application generates an encrypted ID and password, and you log in with that from the RT app (the desktop app must remain open for the connection to work). The desktop video resolution is forced to match the Surface RT's resolution so things don't look wonky. The desktop must remain on (you can use your Windows credentials to log in if needed), so I wouldn't use this on your target desktop if there are any privacy issues, like spouse/kids staying at home while you connect remotely.

    There is a bit of lag in terms of mousing and scrolling. Opera is not touch friendly but my muscle memory went for the keyboard shortcuts anyway, and Photoshop CS5 was definitely laggy but doable in a pinch. I wouldn't try to game under these conditions. Lag isn't too bad while typing.

    I took a couple screenshots on the RT, edited lightly in Paint, and uploaded to SkyDrive so I could access them on the desktop for this post.

    TeamViewer1.jpg

    TeamViewer2.jpg

    Upon disconnecting, the desktop resolution returns to normal. After closing the non-installing desktop version of TeamViewer, you'll get an advertising popup or two, which is no big deal. Reopening TeamViewer QS, your ID stays the same but the password changes, so if you want to start a session later in the day, you'll have to run the desktop app first and write down the password for later use, and do NOT close the desktop app. All in all, a great solution I think.
     
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    The pop up is one reason I refuse to use it. Good thing there's Splashtop.
     
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    A persistent connection to a Surface or any Windows computer can be setup using the TurboMeeting or GoSupport application. They have a TurboMeeting iOS app and (soon) an Android app.
     

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