Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Chrome Remote Desktop Application



Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to set up your computer for secure remote access. This includes setting up your computer so that you can access it later from another machine, for example, when you need to access your home computer from your office computer. Or you can also use the app to let a friend remotely access your computer temporarily, perfect for times when you need help solving a computer problem.

The ability to give remote access to the technical expert may help you to resolve technical issues with your computer much faster and much more efficient. Troubleshooting customer issues, I know how it may be misleading to give instructions over the phone, and how much time it takes to reach the desirable goals.

All connections are fully secured, but the Chome browser should be installed on both machines to enable direct dialog.

Chrome Remote Desktop is fully cross-platform.  It provides remote assistance to Windows, Mac and Linux users, accessing Windows (XP and above) and Mac (OS X 10.6 and above) desktops at any time, all from the Chrome browser on virtually any device, including Chromebooks.

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Add the Chrome Remote Desktop app to Chrome

In order to start using the Chrome Remote Desktop app in any of the applicable modes, you need to install it on every computer you want to access remotely and every computer you'd like to connect from.
1. Visit the Chrome Remote Desktop app page in the Chrome Web Store.
2. Click Add to Chrome to install the app.
3. When the confirmation dialog appears, click Add.

Once the app has been added, a new tab will open and the app's icon will appear in the Apps section of the page. If you're using a Chrome device, you can find the app in the apps list.

When you open Chrome Remote Desktop app for the first time, you’ll be asked to authorize it to take the following actions:
* See your email address
* See your Chrome Remote Desktop computers
* Receive and send chat messages (this is how we get the two computers to “talk” to each other)
* Perform these actions while you're not using the application (for when you want to access your own computer remotely)

Enable Remote Access to your Computer

In order to use this option, you will need to use a Google Account, you probably have already. If you do not, it is good to sign for one anyway.

1. Open a new tab in Google Chrome.
2. Click the icon in the Apps pane to open the Chrome Remote Desktop app.
3. If the Get Started button appears in the "My Computers" box, click it to display remote connection options.
4. Click Enable remote connections.
4. Install the Chrome Remote Host Service:
* Enter a PIN and re-type the PIN, then click OK. Note that it should be of 6 digits, you will remember easily.
* Click Yes to install the Chrome Remote Host Service. The host service will be downloaded and installed automatically.
* A confirmation box appears, confirm the Google Account and enter the PIN again to continue.
* The computer you enabled shows up under “My Computers”.

Access your Computer

You can access any remote connection enabled computers with the same Google Account. Make sure the computer you’re accessing is powered on and connected to the Internet. Chrome doesn’t need to be opened on the remote computer.
1. Open a new tab in Google Chrome.
2. Open the Chrome Remote Desktop app.
3. If the Get Started button appears in the "My Computers" box, click it to display remote connection options.
4. You can see a list of remote connection enabled computers.
5. Click the computer you’d like to access.
6. Enter the PIN that you set up for the computer.
7. Click Connect.

Share your Computer with Someone Else

1. Open a new tab in Chrome.
2. Open the Chrome Remote Desktop app.
3. If the Get Started button appears in the "Remote Assistance" box, click it to see Remote Assistance options.
4. Click the Share button.
5. A unique access code will be generated for each sharing session. Send this code to the person you'd like to share your computer with. For security reasons, we recommend reading this code aloud to him or her.
6. Once your friend enters the access code, the sharing session will begin and he or she will be able to see your computer screen.

Access Computer that has been Shared with you

1. Open a new tab in Chrome. device. Windows 8 users, you can only access a shared computer on the Desktop mode.
2. Open the Chrome Remote Desktop app.
3. If the Get Started button appears in the "Remote Assistance" box, click it to see Remote Assistance options.
4. Click the Access button.
5. Enter the access code provided by your friend.
6. Click Connect.


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2 comments:

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Michael Pekker said...

Hi Teo,
Thank you for invitation. Your social blogging platform looks promising.

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