Remote Control using just a browser?

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Hey guys, I'm wanting to know if this would be possible...

If I could remotely control my computer using just a web browser at the remote location. Actually I'm wanting to control the computer from a mobile phone ( :p ) The phone would have internet access on it, of course.. but I wouldn't be able to install app's on it because.. well it's a phone!

Would this be possible?

I ask because I need to keep check on things if I can, every few hours to make sure things are running as intented, and if they're not re-start apps and fix faults.
 
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As well as VNC, you can use RDP if you're running XP Pro or above.

Depending on what your phone's OS, you can either get an RDP client, or you can configure IIS on your XP machine to allow browser based RDP connections.

I had a quick google and found this guide to setting up IIS on your host machine.

EDIT: p.s. the browser you use needs to support ActiveX.
 
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this sounds interesting, I'm a noob at this but I have a wm5 based phone and xp pro on my home computer. is it easy to set my computer up to access it on my phone?
sorry for slight threadjack
 
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k3v said:
this sounds interesting, I'm a noob at this but I have a wm5 based phone and xp pro on my home computer. is it easy to set my computer up to access it on my phone?
sorry for slight threadjack
Shouldn't be a problem - WM5 comes with an rdp client already on it.

Have a look at the linky above on how to enable rdp (you won't need to bother with the IIS section)
 
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