Tips and Tricks for Running a Remote Desktop

How experienced are you when it comes to your remote desktop? Many people are finding the technology easier to navigate than it used to be, and it is certainly becoming the industry standard for many companies. However, there are always new, useful tips and tricks out there to learn. Some shortcuts and suggestions that might be able to help you in your remote work are presented below.

Save your Connection Details

Before you log into your remote desktop, take a look at the options menu that most people tend to pass over on their way to clicking on the “connect” button. The options button brings up a whole new connection window that has many different expanded options. Among these options is the ability to save your credentials locally. You will need to enter all the login information that you normally use to sign in remotely, but once you have done that and chosen to save those credentials, you’ll be able to sign right in by just clicking the remote desktop icon. This saves time logging on and is especially useful if you usually have one specific machine that you access your remote connection from.


5 Cost-Effective Ways to Improve your Network’s Performance

When a car starts to handle poorly, you bring it in for a tune-up. When a computer starts to slow down, you run it through a number of cleanup processes to speed it up again. Performance problems will eventually strike your business network, even if you are using the best possible setup for your office. When those problems strike, use the tips below to help get your network back up to speed without needing to sink a lot of money into upgrades.

1: Block High-Traffic, Non-Essential Protocols

Sometimes network slowdown is a result of employees not using the resources available to them in the proper manner. You should look into your network usage statistics and pinpoint inefficient protocols. One of the biggest sinners in this regard is peer-to-peer file sharing. While such sharing can be useful in a specific set of circumstances, it is generally an inefficient way to transfer information when compared to other methods. You can manually block certain activities on the network, so putting a cap on peer-to-peer exchanges and other bandwidth-wasting uses of company software is a good start. Just make sure that those using those systems are properly notified so they can find better alternatives.


Common Network Problems and their Solutions

Have you ever run into a situation where your computer just won't work and you don't know why? It's irritating when that happens to your home computer, but it is potentially disastrous if it happens to a business network. Besides, network problems on a business network need to be fixed before you can use remote desktop software such as Remote Utilities.

While your IT team should be able to handle most network problems, you can save a lot of time and money by handling these matters yourself. Presented here are a few of the most common network problems and their possible solutions.

Wireless Network Shows Signal but won't Connect

Wireless networking is a terrific way to make sure that your employees are able to move freely while maintaining access to all their business files. However, some notebooks and computers occasionally show a strong signal from the wireless router but still don't connect. If you encounter this problem, try putting the computer right next to the wireless router and see if it connects then. If it does, then that suggests a problem with the system hardware. A network card occasionally receives a strong signal but doesn't transmit as effectively. Updating the network card's drivers might solve this problem, but it is also possible that you may need to replace the hardware entirely should this occur.


7 Tips to Secure Your Network

The Internet has created a vast network for business that has improved communications and operations exponentially. Unfortunately, the Internet has also created a new environment primed for security threats and cybercrime. A network attack can result in consequences that may range from being mildly troublesome to completely debilitating. Businesses have faced the loss of important data, privacy violations, and hours or sometimes days, of network downtime.

Regardless of your company’s size and the kind of business it performs, you face several inherent threats to your network security. There are hackers who develop botnets and other automated scanning techniques that are focused on finding holes in your network security to exploit. From within, companies have faced security threats at the hands of disgruntled, unaware and even nosy employees. However, businesses that take a holistic approach to their network security can easily overcome these threats and successfully protect their most important information and operations.


4 Tips to Evaluate Software for Business

This post is about evaluating business software. We will consider four major factors that together may lead to the popularity and success of a software product. Since a popular product is not necessarily the one that satisfies your business needs, with each factor below we’ve also included a tip. The purpose is to stimulate critical thinking and help you avoid “crowd-thinking”.

Success Factor 1: Free, Free, Free

Very commonly when something is free there is a good chance it will quickly gain in popularity. Although being free does not guarantee true success – after all a software vendor needs money to continue developing and supporting their program – it can help influence customer perception in a positive way. It also greatly contributes to virality, especially when the quality of the program is good enough to make people feel the urge to share their experience with others.

What is the proverbial fly in the ointment here? Product X might not be as free as it seems. First, there can be a really annoying “Buy me” window that nags you every time you run the program. Second, and this pertains specifically to remote desktop software, your free sponsored remote session might get disconnected after a while right in the middle of you helping your grandpa with his urgent computer task.


7 Tips for Using Remote Utilities More Efficiently

Remote Utilities is very versatile remote control software. It allows you to connect via a LAN or over the Internet while using a direct IP address connection or an easy-to-configure ID connection for firewall bypass. You can also connect using a combination of these methods and manage all of your remote PCs from a universal management console called the Viewer.

Now we would like to share some tips that will help you become more proficient with Remote Utilities and save you lots of time and effort.

Save Access Password

You can quickly connect to a remote PC if you save the access password beforehand. Doing so will allow you to bypass the password prompt window and connect immediately.

To save the access password for a particular connection, go to connection Properties and check Save password on the Security tab. You can also save a name as the default username when you connect to that remote PC.

Logon and Logoff

Despite its name, this feature won’t log you on and off a Windows user account. Rather, it connects you to a remote PC in “stand-by” mode, without any other connection mode (e.g. Full Control, View etc.) being active.


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