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Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: leobeno-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 20 Dec 2003 05:26 PST
Expires: 19 Jan 2004 05:26 PST
Question ID: 288993
what software do you think its ok to to install or download so as to
monitor the screen of other computers in the same workgroup? Plz make
your answer(s) clearly understandable. You may also include a brief
tutorial on how to use it.

Request for Question Clarification by joseleon-ga on 20 Dec 2003 05:28 PST
Hello, leobeno:
  Could you specify more about "monitor the screen" of other
computers? Which information do you want to get?


Clarification of Question by leobeno-ga on 20 Dec 2003 05:33 PST
in an internet cafe, there is the server but it does not see
activities occuring in other computers within the work group. Some
client open pornographics which we disallow, so I want to monitor them
completely Plz.
Subject: Re: question
Answered By: endo-ga on 20 Dec 2003 06:48 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for your question.

You can monitor remote computers with a program called RealVNC.

RealVNC is freeware and can be downloaded here:


You need to install the server on each machine you want to monitor.
Here are details on how to install and use it. This is using version 4
beta for win32.

1-) Double click the file to install. Press "Yes". Click "Next". Click
on "I accept the agreement". Click "Next". Choose the installation
directory, then "Next". You don't need to install the viewer on the
computers you want to monitor. Press "Next". Then "Next" again twice.
Now press install. Make sure you keep it running as service mode. This
will prevent users without administrative access from shutting it

2-) You should now see a little icon in the bottom right of the
screen. If you go to Start->Programs->RealVNC->VNC Server 4
(Service-Mode)->Configure VNC Service. You should be able to set the
password for the computers you want to monitor. On the "Inputs" tab of
the server configuration, you might want to uncheck the first two
boxes: "Accept pointer events from clients" and "Accept keyboard
events from clients". This is so that when you monitor the computers
you don't interfere with the actual browsing.

3-) From your server computer you can now launch the RealVNC viewer
and connect to the computers you want to monitor. All you have to do
is launch the viewer from Start->Programs->RealVNC->VNC Viewer 4, then
enter the IP address of the computer you want to monitor. Press "ok"
then enter the password you chose for the computer. Press "ok", now
you should see what the user sees on that computer and be able to
monitor whatever they do.

I hope this answers your question. If anything is unclear or if you
require any clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask.


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Request for Answer Clarification by leobeno-ga on 21 Dec 2003 06:45 PST
Plz, does it function just as this software: Tinbuktu Pro? If it does
then let me know and I will rate your question Thanks!

Clarification of Answer by endo-ga on 21 Dec 2003 07:13 PST

I've looked at Timbuktu, it is very similar. Timbuktu has a bit more
features but it costs a lot more. RealVNC is free and allows you to do
what you want.

I hope this answers your question. If you require any clarifications
please do not hesitate to ask.

leobeno-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Thats good. Keep it up.

Subject: Re: question
From: endo-ga on 23 Dec 2003 15:28 PST
Thank you for the great rating, your kind words and generous tip.
Kind regards,

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