August 7, 2009
What is VNC?
Virtual Network Computing
VNC allows a person at a remote computer to assume control of another computer across a network, as if they were sitting in front of the other computer.
Use of VNC:
1. “Troubleshoot the computer of a distant less-technically relative. In other words, sitting at your desk in London, you could use VNC to take control of your mother’s PC in Chennai and show her how to install and use some new software package by actually doing it yourself.”
2: “VNC allows employees to access their office desktop and server machines from any machine in the company’s offices or from other remote sites, regardless of the type of computers involved at either end.”
3: “Remote system administration, where VNC is used to allow administrators to take control of employee machines to diagnose and fix problems, or to access and administer server machines without making a trip to the console.”
4: “VNC can also be used in educational contexts, for example to allow a distributed group of students simultaneously to view a computer screen being manipulated by an instructor, or to allow the instructor to take control of the students’ computers to provide assistance.”