- RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) – If the remote machine is running XP Pro, XP Media Center, or Vista Business or higher then you’ll have the RDP server available. You can log in remotely like a local user and it’s like your monitor is just really far away. If you don’t have these operating systems you’ll need a VNC program (these are slower)
- VNC (Virtual Network Computing) – Allows you to see and control a remote computer’s desktop on your local computer. There are several different flavors of VNC. I recommend RealVNC (free).
- FTP (File Transfer Protocol) – Share folders over the Internet and allow file transfer back and forth. I recommend Filezilla (free).