Reading time: 2 – 2 minutes
Having reviewed countless software in the past, I have already encountered countless types of software which includes remote desktop software or remote control software.
This type of software allows you to get access to a remote computer. Specifically, it allows you to view the remote desktop, manipulate the mouse cursor of the remote computer and send keystrokes. Additionally, many remote desktop software programs also allow sending files to and from the remote computer, chatting with user working at the remote PC and perform other operations.
Remote desktop software utilizes the so called client-server model. Normally, the client part is called the Viewer, whereas the server part is called the Server, or the Host. However, different programs may have different names for the client and server. Also, sometimes the developers combine both parts in a single installer file, in order to make the installation process simpler for the user.
This kind of software is often used by technical support teams that handle large scale hardware and computer networks. In order for them to undertake support troubleshooting, they use remote desktop software to access that troublesome system from their remote location without the need to be physically present on that troubled system.
Other than mentioned, there are many uses of this software which can also include server administration, software upgrades from remote computers, file exchanges, remote printing, and countless other things.