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Thursday
Jul032014

Sharing your screen using LogMeIn Pro

One side benefit of being an Interconnected Technologies Managed Services client is the ability, provided by the LogMeIn Pro tool we install, to share your desktop with another user remotely.

To accomplish this, you right click on the LogMeIn icon in the lower right corner of your screen by the clock (you may have to expand the group of icons down there, as shown here):

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When you click on Share my desktop…, you will see the following screen:

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Once there, click on the Send an invitation… button.

You will be taken to the screen where you can give the invitation a title if you want to, and select the duration of the invitation:

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Make your choices here, and click Next

On the next screen, we recommend that you choose to let LogMeIn send the invitation:

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Click Next.

You now enter the email address of the guest, and craft the invitation you want sent:

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The system will then send the invitation:

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Your list of invitations will show in the original Share Your Desktop window:

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The guest will receive an email like the one below, and can follow the simple instructions provided. The guest will click on the secure link in the email, and then click on Continue.

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When a guest uses the link, you will see the following on your screen, and have 30 seconds to respond. If you don’t respond, the request will fail:

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If you click Yes, you can specify whether the guest can control your computer, or simply view your screen:

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Once your guest is connected to your screen, you will see the following status window at the top of your screen, reminding you that the guest is connected:

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Your guest can switch between screens if he/she wants. To disconnect the guest, click on the Disconnect button in the status window.

If the invitation you sent is intended to be used more than once, your guest can save the email and use the link again!

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