I work at a school, and it would be really cool if I was able to use this program to connect to and control a whole lab. I would like to be able to move the mouse on a computer and it move the mouse identically on all of the other computers.
It sounds more like what you want to do is have all of the computers in the lab show what you are doing on your PC. Synergy does not work this way.
There are a couple of options for you. 1 - ScreenStream ScreenStream is a free (not open source) program that you install on the teacher's PC and turn on sharing. The Students' PCs then access and watch the screen through a web browser, requiring no additional software. (www.nchsoftware.com/screen/index.html)
2 - VNC Set up the teacher's PC as an VNC server, and the students' PCs as clients. Configure the server to maintain mouse and keyboard control, making the clients into view-only clients.
There are many, many more options, both free and commercial, but these two are what I would recommend.
If you are looking to be able to perform some task on one computer (maintenance) and have it done on all of them to save you time and work, this also is not a task for Synergy. Take a look at AutoIt3 for automation scripting that can save you hours of work. (www.autoitscript.com)
answered 05 May '11, 10:23