I have been using free logmein for quite some time with various clients, and now that there is a charge for the service, someone recommended RemoteUtilities, which works great.
One features my clients liked about logmein was that it was very clear to a user on the remote machine that someone has logged into it remotely. Also, it was possible to disable logmein until it was needed, and then enable it on demand (by the remote user, not me).
RUT has the Stop Host command, but this stopped state does not seem to persist across a restart (in other words, the Host starts up again on reboot).
In other words, this client doesn't like the stealthy aspects of RUT (which I love, mind you).
Is there a way to placate them? In other words to turn on some indication that a machine is being remotely controlled? Also, is there a mechanism that doesn't require sysadmin-level knowledge to disable RUT indefinitely and easily enable / disable it as necessary?
Not that they don't trust me, but they are concerned about maybe being hacked and accessed by person or persons unknown without any indication that it is occurring.
This client is prepared to pay for logmein just for their own peace of mind. I would prefer they stay with RUT since it has so many other features missing from logmein free, but the customer is always right. I'd like to show them that they have the same level of control as with logmein. Can I?
Edited:David Miller - Feb 21, 2014 2:58:17 pm EST