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Ammyy Admin

Ammyy Admin

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Ammyy Admin is the system of remote access and administration. It allows you to quickly and securely receive remote access via the Internet to a computer or server and manage them in...

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Ammyy Admin review

Ammyy Admin is the system of remote access and administration. It allows you to quickly and securely receive remote access via the Internet to a computer or server and manage them in real time. You can control the keyboard and mouse, run programs, transfer files. Ammyy Admin also supports voice chat. There is a 15-hour per month limit for non-commercial use and you have to pay for the commercial.

Functionality 5/5

Ammyy Admin works through NAT and does not require any external IP addresses, installation of additional software and setting port forwarding. All transmitted data is encrypted using the AES and RSA encryption, a hybrid algorithm with different keys for each session. The tool is transparent to all known firewalls and works through HTTPs Proxy.

Key features:

  • Doesn’t require installation.
  • Can work as a system service (remote administration of servers)
  • Unique ID numbers are used for connections.
  • Supports full-screen mode.
  • Has voice chat
  • Automatic and manual speed adjustment (image quality/speed)
  • Has file manager - supports files and folders transfer
  • Only viewing option
  • Compatible with existing remote access programs: VNC, Terminal Server and others.
  • Allows remote reboot, logging in, logging out, changing users.

Design 5/5

The tool has simple and easy user interface. It’s a sequence of system windows, when starting the application, session, entering host’s and client’s ID. As soon as client grants connection for the host, you’ll get the client's remote desktop available for control. It’s easy, and running program lightly impacts your computer’s performance.

Usability 5/5

Ammyy Admin is easy to manage, and even if you are a complete newbie in the whole remote access thing, you’ll grasp key features quickly. There are two ways of working with Ammyy Admin - set up an unattended access or launch the program.

To do the first, you need to run Ammyy Admin as a system service through Ammyy > Service > Install. This way you can always connect to Ammyy Admin. Or you can just launch the program. Installation is not necessary. The sessions start quickly, and the program file is small. You can transfer, remove, add, copy files without interrupting the host. There is an option to start file manager or voice chat without viewing the host’s screen.

You use an ID number, received when the program is launched for the first time, to connect the host and client PC. The client enters host’s ID in the Client ID/IP text field in the Create Session section. Once the connection is made, Ammyy Admin can transfer files or start a voice chat. Unfortunately, the program doesn’t support text chat, which is a bummer in case the PC doesn’t have a built-in microphone.

Cross-platform use 5/5

Ammyy Admin is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8, Windows Server 2000/2003/2008,
32-bit and 64-bit

Conclusion

Simple, reliable and straightforward tool for remote access. Ammyy Admin has everything you might need - voice chat, full-screen mode, clipboard sharing, supports file transfers. Another convenient feature is that it’s completely portable. Whenever you need remote access to your own computer or want to assist a friend, who’s not that good with computers, Ammyy Admin is an excellent tool to help you.

Pros:

  • No installation required, portable
  • Voice chat
  • Small program file
  • File manager
  • Full-screen mode.

Cons:

  • No installation required, portable
  • Voice chat
  • Small program file
  • File manager
  • Full-screen mode.

Interface 5

Content and features 5

Usability 5

Compatibility 5

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