As we all know we as not only American’s but the human race are doing our best to navigate through these tough times due to COVID-19. One aspect of the situation a lot of us are dealing with working from home. This means we do not have access to our work computers unless we have some form of remote software or configuration set up that allows us to be able to work as needed.
Some users simply just need to have another computer at home however, there are many individuals who actually need access to shared drives and servers that are only accessible if you are on your local network. That being said, it is important to know your options when it comes to being able to work as needed from your office workstation. There are different options out there including a VPN/RDP configuration or simply using a remote desktop software.
At Frankenstein computers we specialize in setting up a VPN configuration as well as RDPs for each user as needed and making sure you can connect from home or an alternate location. Another important bit of information to know is that VPNs are primarily used for security reasons and if your company deals with HIPPA information or need that extra privacy for any reason this would be the best way to go. Also, another aspect to keep in mind is that if you do go this route and need RDP’s set up that your work systems will need to have Windows 10 Pro installed as Windows 10 Home does not come with that option.
If this does not sound like something you would really need to function properly and just need to be able to remote into your computer at work then there are several options for remote PC software. We at Frankenstein use a software called TeamViewer that simply allows us to provide support over the internet and remote into our client’s systems for any troubleshooting needs. There are a few other options out there such as ConnectWise and RemotePC.
These are very simple and user friendly tools that allow any user with a home and work computer to remote into both as needed. If this subject is something that peaks your interest or if you are in need of this type of software or configuration in this trying time we are more than happy to assist you in any way we can and will be more than happy to make things work for you here at Frankenstein Computers and Networking, just give us a call or stop on by.
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