Did you know that you can remotely access your home PC using Zoho Meeting? Apart from using Zoho Meeting for Web Conferencing and Remote Assistance, you can use it to access your home PC remotely using just the browser. Here is how to do this…
To get started, login to Zoho Meeting from your home PC and Create a Meeting. Give it a name – like ‘My Home PC’, change the ‘Control Transfer’ option to ‘Auto’ at the bottom and create the meeting.
Once the meeting is created, start the meeting. It’ll prompt you to install an Active-X control. Once installed, you’ll notice a ‘Meeting Started Successfully’ dialog near the Zoho Meeting toolbar. The toolbar can be minimized to the tray. This completes the one-time setup process.
Accessing your PC:
To access your home PC remotely, login to your Zoho Meeting and select the ‘My Meetings’ tab on the top. Here you’ll notice ‘My Home PC’ meeting (or whatever name you provided) started. Choose the ‘Join Meeting’ option. By default, you can choose our Flash client to access your remote PC which means there are no installations on the client side, however our Java/Active-X clients are faster for this particular case.
After you join the meeting, you’ll see your home desktop. To control your home desktop, choose the ‘Request Remote Control’ option on the top. Thats it. You’ll now be able to access your home desktop from work or while you are traveling. After you are done, you can simply exit the meeting on the client side. As long as you don’t end the meeting, you’ll be able to access your home desktop any time. The agent installed on your home PC doesn’t use suck your bandwidth when not in use.
Now the important part – because you are the only one accessing your home PC, this is absolutely FREE.
Please note that you can only access Windows desktops currently. The client can be Windows/Mac/Linux.
Hope this little tip works. Do any of you use Zoho Meeting for this purpose?
Note: Zoho Meeting currently doesn’t officially support this. This is a tip based on my usage and an upgrade could break this functionality as this is not officially supported by our Zoho Meeting team.