Remote Desktop Question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by caba1, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I need some help. I have a macbook air 13 inch and am running windows 7 professional on it via VMWare Fusion. I want to get an iPad and access a program on the windows 7 to take my patient notes on. Is this possible and if so what do I need to do? I don't know if it matters, but the iPad will be in the same room/office as the macbook air.

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    Look for Team Viewer, it's a remote desktop app and it also works on iPad. Best part is, it's free!
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will that allow me to enter data in the program on the windows 7 and save it etc?
     
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    Yeah, definitely try out any "Lite" version of desktop app before buying. There is a wide range of performance. Some work better for data entry (like you want), some do better at streaming video/audio (but are worse for typing / mousing around).

    Also, since your Windows 7 is running under VMWare, you need to make sure VMWare networking is configured properly. Basically you want to setup Windows 7 to share your network, and request an IP address from your router's DHCP. That way, your iPad will be able to directly connect to the Windows 7 VM. By default I think VMWare does a private network that only allows access from the host. (I'd give you a step by step, but I use Parallels for my VMs).

    I know a lot of folks who do the same type of thing you're talking about. Once you find a good desktop sharing app, and work out the networking, you'll be good to go.
     
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    I don't see a lite version of this app, help?
     

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