Easy Remote Assistance?
Fri Apr 25 22:30:01 2003
I need some way to easily access and control other computers over the
Internet with VERY little work required on the client computer. The people
whose computers I will be controlling are computer illiterate and will not
know how to open up ports if their computer is protected by a firewall. All
the systems involved will be Windows systems. I need to have the VNC Server
configured for each client so that the default port used is port 80. I know
that the registry can be configured to operate VNC through port 80.
Basically, I want to offer each client a downloadable package with brief
instructions. The package would include the VNC Server install file and a
registry file that will automatically change the appropriate registry keys
after installation to allow their server to run through port 80. My question
is how can I create those registry files that automatically make changes to
the registry so that they won't need to manually edit it? Secondly, will
distributing the "package" that I intend to create work over firewalls?
Finally, if these users are on a LAN with a residential gateway/firewall,
how can I detect their WAN's IP easily? Is there some software or website
that they could visit to tell them their actual IP is? The steps that each
person would (hopefully) be able to take are:
1. Download RealVNC and install it as a system service.
2. Run a registry batch file that disabled automatic port configuration and
sets the port to be used by VNC to port 80.
3. Launch the VNC Server application and set a password.
4. Relay their actual IP to me using some sort of software/website.
5. I use VNC Viewer to connect to that IP over port 80
I assume that I would have to append their IP with ": -5820" (-5820 + 5900 =
80) in order to connect to their server through port 80 (i.e.
123.456.789.000: -5820). Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
The net affect of all of this is to create a simple package similar to
DesktopStreaming's technology -- in fact, all users of that service have to
do is download a small applet, and the technician can control your
.: Michael S. Potter :.
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