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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Connecting to Another PC with Windows Remote Assistance

If you’ve ever tried to help a novice user troubleshoot a Windows problem over the phone, you know how frustrating the entire process can be. It’s usually difficult for an inexperienced user to accurately communicate detailed configuration information, especially if the problem involves technically challenging areas, such as hardware drivers or network protocols. Because you’re not looking over the user’s shoulder, you can’t see error messages or informational dialog boxes, so you have to rely on the user to read this crucial information back to you. Even when you successfully pin down the problem and find a solution, you have to walk the user through a potentially daunting repair process. ...

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