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Remote Access

Remote access is just what it sounds like -- the ability to access your computer from a remote location. Programs allow users to control remote computers from their local machine. In order for a remote access connection to take place, the local machine must have the remote client software installed and the remote machine must have the remote server software installed. Also, a username and password is almost always required to authenticate the connecting user.

Remote User

A remote user is someone who works on a computer from a remote location. User might be able to connect to his work machine from his home computer and grab the file.


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