WIN XP Remote assistance

  kevvyb 21:15 05 Sep 03

Does anyone know what, if any, additional security risks this application poses?

  kevvyb 21:18 05 Sep 03

...also, if I'm buying now (probably pro edition) waht is the latest version; is there a 2003 version including SP1??

  mrdsgs 21:59 05 Sep 03

xp pro newest is the 2002 version and that does include sp1. I bought 3 for around £100 each oem.

  oglemire 22:22 05 Sep 03

If you configure IPsec (start /run / mmc and then add ipsec configeration) you will add an encryption layer over your network comunications includeing remote desktop sessions..

  Gaz 25 23:54 05 Sep 03

I have disabled this, in Propities.

But it should be safe, people can usually only access the service if you have opened a so called incident.

But as I say I have disabled it, just to make sure, better be safe than sorry.

  kevvyb 07:40 06 Sep 03

Thanks all.

Gaz 25, I will be wanting to use it so it was security issues in use that I was concerned about mostly....

  kevvyb 15:01 06 Sep 03

Another thought.....

Might plump for XP Home. I presume that because this system also includes Remote Assistance it also includes the encryption capability??? Does anyone know?

  Jester2K II 15:03 06 Sep 03

Home edition DOESN'T Include the Encryption.

  Jester2K II 15:06 06 Sep 03

Windows XP Which Version??

click here

  bremner 15:11 06 Sep 03

kevvyb is asking about Remote Assistance yet the relpies seem to refer to Remote Desktop two different facilities.

Does Remote Assistance have encryption ?

  kevvyb 15:16 06 Sep 03

Yes Bremner, that's right, my question is about remote ASSISTANCE.

Does the encryption actually apply to this?

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