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ok I have a small home network and none of my family can do any updates (all computer illiterate for the most part) so I have to update windows for them I need some free remote administration software that enables me to view there desktops and take control of there pc's thus fixing any problems that they have I do need the software to be hidden from the end user so this rules out RD but I did use a trial of ranger remote control and I found this was very good but I don

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How is Remote Desktop not hidden? As long as each machine is running XP Pro then it'll have it already there. There is no system tray icon for it. But if you don't want to use it still, then VNC or one of its flavors is probably the best choice of free software.

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TightVNC, UltraVNC, or RDP will all work for what you are wanting. However, for the hidden aspect if all PCs are XP Pro then RDP is the way to go. :)

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