My small high street laptop repair/service/maintenance shop has been up and running for about 3 years. It's doing quite well so I'm looking to expand into other areas of the PC market.
One area I have decided to invest into is the loan of laptops to customers for a fixed monthly fee.
I want to be able to connect to it if the user is having any issues and to check whether there is anything illegal taking place on that laptop. (All RD connections are consented to under the contract for the loan)
I want to install something like RealVNC or similar onto each laptop as the client for the Remote Desktop. But obviously I need to stop each user from modifying the client software. This is where I'm having problems.
I'm not sure which software to use. RealVNC would cost me over £1000 for the licenses and I don't have that kind of money to pump into it at the moment. Is there any free or cheaper alternatives which will give me this security control over the laptop?
The laptops are all running windows XP/Vista/7.