This is spillover from another thread, but still working to solve the same problem. In short, I need to control 4 mac 500's from our stage deck, and I would like to do it without moving the lighting board. Our house tech has told (but not fully explained) to me that the expression board in it's current setup is reliant on the emphasis server, which seems strange to me since the board can function on it's own I know. Anyhow, what I would like to know is if I introduce my laptop (via 75' of rj-45) on the lan (with the board and server) is it going to annoy the board or server? I don't expect it should, and this would allow me to remote desktop control the server which has a remote control for the lighting board... obnoxious, but could work. The other possibility is to remote control the board via the same rj-45 run, but I'm more worried about that doing funny things to the server/board. Anyone know? Also, is there free software from ETC that will remotely control the board via ethernet? I think the software on the emphasis server is built into emphasis or it's wysiwyg, I don't recall. If it is built into wysiwyg, then will the wwysiwyg demo run it? Answers? So much in my mind!