Tutorial and Guide LogMein

LOGMEIN is software that allows you to control your PC from any other computer with an internet connection.
In addition, several products are offered to you on the publisher’s site:
LogMein Pro, LogMein IT Reach, LogMein … (LogMein is the free version and the others are paid versions with a 30-day trial period …
At the end of this period you can either switch to the free version, or buy the product …).

Summary

  1. Tutorial et Guide LogMein
    1. Summary
    2. LogMein overview
    3. Installation
    4. Conclusion

LogMein overview

LogMein is a program which, like TeamViewer or Spark Angel, allows you to take control or share your desktop via the internet.
In this domain of grip, VNC is often used, only the big defect of VNC is that it acts as a service, the client connects to the server part to take control of the machine. At a time when the boxes are very popular, it is advisable to create a routing to allow the connection.

LogMein works differently, the two workstations (the one taking the hand and the one whose hand we want to take) acts as a client and connects to a third-party server.
There is no need to change your network configuration.

Installation

The LogMeIn site: https://secure.logmein.com/

  • Once on the publisher’s site, click on Download LogMein
  • Click on the button Next to go to the next step.
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  • Complete by indicating your e-mail address …
  • Click on the button OK
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  • Launch the downloaded application.
  • You then get the window below, click on following.
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  • You must accept the software user conditions.
  • Click on I accept to accept the LogMein license agreement.
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  • Choose the type of installation, (I recommend the type By default.)
  • Click on following to go to the next step.
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  • Enter a brief description to identify the computer in the future. (Example: the name of the owner of the computer.)
  • Click on following to go to the next step.
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  • You must choose the location where the application will be installed (by default C: Program Files LogMeIn)
  • If you want to change the destination folder, click on Browse.
  • Then click on following to go to the next step.
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  • Installation is complete, click on Finish to complete the installation.

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An icon has been added to the task bar at the bottom right of your screen.

Your computer is now accessible via the publisher’s site.

To control his / her PC from another computer, go to the publisher’s site:
https://secure.logmein.com/home.asp?lang=fr

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Once on the site, connect using your E-mail and your password entered during the initial registration on the site.

You then get the window below.

  • Your / your « client computer (s) » is / are indicated there.
  • Then click on the name of a computer to connect to it. (If you wish to add a computer, then click on « Add a computer« and enter their name.)

You will find at the top left of this window several options:

  • Groups: to classify your computers by categories (ex: Family, Friends, Office …);
  • Alerts: Alerts are only available for computers with LogMeIn IT Reach subscriptions (Paid LogMein version). Alerts notify you of specific events or problems that occur on one or more IT Reach computers. You can set up multiple alerts and deploy them separately to specific groups of computers;
  • Configuration: Configuration management is only available for computers with LogMeIn IT Reach subscriptions. This feature allows you to configure LogMeIn security preferences and settings and deploy them to any group of IT Reach computers; Inventory: allows you to have an overview of the inventory of hardware, software … Options available only for computers with LogMein IT Reach subscriptions;
    • Users: allows you to add other administrators and secondary users who can control computers …;
    • Subscriptions: to consult the number of computers assigned to this or that product (Pro, free and IT Reach) …;
    • Installation links: to deploy paid products on remote computers;
    • Reports: generate reports for your computers (to know the type of subscription, start date, status …);
    • Account: modify your information;
    • Billing: only applies to you if you have a subscription for a paid product.

Just click on the name of a computer to connect to it.

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  • The connection is made, you then get this window. Enter the username and password.
  • These are the ones used to open the windows session … It is then entirely possible to create a Windows user expressly for getting started with your own password that you will give to your correspondents, for more user management information, see Windows user management

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You then get the window below.
When you take control of a computer for the first time, from a computer equipped with the Firefox browser, you will be offered the installation of an extension module for Firefox. It is advisable to install it.

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You can, if you wish, modify the parameters and / or options (preferences) for the computer to which you are connected, which are among others:
(To set preferences, simply click on the « Go >> » button in the « Preferences » column)

Remote access control parameters:

  • View and change preferences for remote access sessions

Security settings:

  • Security settings on your remote computer

Network settings:

  • View and modify the connection data of your remote machine

Log settings:

  • Preferences for LogMeIn notification files

Restart options:

  • Look at the options to restart LogMeIn or restart your remote computer

Advanced options:

  • View and modify the advanced options that determine the behavior of LogMeIn.

You can now control the computer with which you are connected, for this you just need to click on the « Go >> » button in the « Remote control » column or click on the « Remote control » button in top left of the page.

Note : when you take control of a computer for the first time, from a computer equipped with the Firefox browser, you will be offered the installation of an extension module. It is strongly recommended to install it, because it makes rendering of what is happening on the remote computer fluid.

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Once you have taken control of the remote computer, a message will appear on the top right of the screen, informing your correspondent that his computer is controlled remotely by …
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This is what your screen looks like after you take control of a computer.
You can now do whatever you want (almost anything …) on the remote computer, as if you were sitting there in front of it!
It is also possible to switch to « Full screen » mode, for this you must click on the « Full screen » button. You will then have the impression of really being at the computer.

On the bottom right of the page you can see that there is a yellow padlock and the inscription « Encryption: 256 bits ». This means that all transactions made by LogMein are encrypted in 256 bits …

To stop controlling the computer, click the « Disconnect » button.

Conclusion

Any computer you want to take control of must have logmein software.
You can then take control of it from any computer (linux, mac, windows …) with an internet connection.
LogMein will be very useful if you take care of the computers of your family, your friends …
You can also work on your desktop PC from home or vice versa …

 

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