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show user profile  Wingman
so i'm planning on working from another place than the office for a moment.
i will work via windows 7 remote desktop on that place connected to my regular badass pc in the office.
i have to buy a pc to have on that other place.
does it matter how powerful that pc is when i'm working over remote desktop? lets say i buy a great monitor, and a regular crappy pc. Will it still perform as the badass pc i'm connected to?
Will it feel just like i'm working on the pc itself?
Will this be a good, secure solution that doesnt demand a whole lot of bandwith? I'm planning on maybe using Hamachi as a VPN connection also, to move some files when needed.

Hope some of you have any experience with this.

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3/4/2010 1:27:39 AM (last edit: 3/4/2010 1:27:39 AM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
I use Hamachi and remote desktop all the time. Over the internet all it's really good for though is moving about files and setting up renders, trying to use max or photoshop is far to slow sadly.

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3/4/2010 1:38:03 AM (last edit: 3/4/2010 1:38:03 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
>>Will it still perform as the badass pc i'm connected to?

Rendering will be as fast, but viewport speed will be a bit slower.

>>Will it feel just like i'm working on the pc itself?

More or less*

>>....that doesnt demand a whole lot of bandwith?

*The more you have, the better your experience. On a LAN, it's pretty impressive. Through a remote Internet connection less so.

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3/4/2010 1:39:02 AM (last edit: 3/4/2010 1:39:23 AM)
show user profile  tayok
One thing that is important if you are doing it over the internet is the upload speed on the machine you are remote desktopping into.

So if you intend to connect to your home while away, then the cable modem/dsl at your home should have high upload speed. This usually entails having to purchase the boost or premium internet plan, which gives you higher DL, but more importantly, higher UL

This will ensure you have smooth performance graphics wise. I am able to connect and work remotely with no jitter and no drop in performance. I keep high graphics settings on, however I disable the desktop background, which reduces repainting when windows are moved.

I have done some photoshop work remotely, but I try to avoid it. Especially when you are selecting because the marching ants selection box can kill performance.

I have run 3dsmax remote, but did not do anything other than check out some models I was working on. The arc rotate in the viewport worked ok, but my models were not very elaborate either. I did not actually try and do work. The viewport painting will slow the speed down.

If you decide to use remote desktop, then I recommend moving it to a non standard port, since 3389 is port scanned specifically for machines with open remote desktop.

There are also other products like gotomypc and LogMeIn, but I have been happy with the built in RD so I have not explored the others much.

Hope this helps.
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3/4/2010 2:32:42 AM (last edit: 3/4/2010 2:32:42 AM)
show user profile  npcph
the nice thing is that if you have a small screen at the office, and a large screen at your home, you will be able to have the screen size of the home monitor. my office desktop is setup at 1024x768 but when i log in from my laptop from home, i have a 1920x1200 work area just like my laptop.

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3/4/2010 2:59:12 AM (last edit: 3/4/2010 2:59:12 AM)
show user profile  whyme26
I work with remote desktop all the time, almost daily... I hate it. although the place I'm working from is on a sloooow dsl connection so maybe that's why I hate it so much.. anyway, I think it sucks. I hate it
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3/4/2010 6:53:13 AM (last edit: 3/4/2010 6:53:13 AM)
show user profile  Wingman
thanks for the great feedback!
i guess i'll buy a decent computer to be sure. then i can combine working locally with moving files over VPN and RD when that works best. And with a faster machine i'll also have more contribution to my small renderfarm.
Have a nice day!

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3/4/2010 9:25:09 AM (last edit: 3/4/2010 9:25:09 AM)
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