Remote desktop for parents
My parents sadly run Windows and they’ve recently obtained “broadband”. Scary.
They are complete novices and I wanted to control their system remotely to ensure the machine is setup correctly (and securely).
I sent them instructions for setting up VNC and they managed to follow them.
So you can use as a template for your parents.
- You need to change “ASECUREPASSWORD”
- You need to have a Linux server with a ssh account for them to connect to. Mine is perry.khanworks.com
- So with vncviewer connected to localhost on my server, I can control their system. Though they need to also accept the VNC connection
- I suggest downloading the required applications in Internet Explorer as Firefox download dialogue is really confusing for them
Once logged in I suggest setting up a .bat file so they don’t have to type that scary stuff in cmd. I have not figured out to copy keys from plink to my server, so they still need to enter the password.
So this is a lot cheaper than copilot. The remote assistance services or terminal services probably won’t work due to firewall issues. The SSH tunnel plink sets up, solves these problems.