As of the writing of this, there's 225 questions tagged and 537 tagged .

The description on the "tag info" page for the latter seems much more complete than the info for the former tag.

Specifically what puzzles me is the snippet I bolded out:

Gaining control to a computer or equipment while not necessarily being physically located near it. More specific tags include [remote-desktop] and [vnc]. Not the same as [remote-access].

So, I wonder: where they differ? And where do they overlap, if any?

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I think that the difference between is that is about having control of the system remotelly, while is about access to remote resources, ie. files, services, hardware, etc.

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The first thing that popped into my head was a recent conversation where I asked about Screen Sharing and someone suggested Remote Desktop. I may be way off, but I would consider RDP "Remote Access" while I might consider TeamViewer/VNC "Remote Control". I could actually see arguments for flipping that, but either way the point is that they are different in my opinion.

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