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    Remote Windows Management

    Hey everyone,

    I dont own a windows server, however I am curious (for those who do), whats the most common way to remotly administer your box?

    Do you use remote desktop, terminal, or something else?

    Thanks for any comments,

    t7702

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    I used to administer a number of Windows 2000 Servers via Terminal Services

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    remote desktop works fine for me
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    RDP / Terminal Services is by far the best solution
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    VNC works great, especially: http://www.tightvnc.com/

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    RDP is a great tool you can also RDP from a linux/bsd box.

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    Thanks for the responces and suggestions guys. I appreciate it.

    Is there any reason to not use the remote desktop utility suppored by win2k3? Perhaps for security reasons, or more options/flexibility with some of these other applications?

    Thanks again,

    T7702

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    Remote Desktop is good and I don't see any problems using it. But I do keep a backup option available like Remote Admin incase the connections are not configured to time out when disconnected and there are more than 2 admins who are accessing the server remotely.

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    Hi,

    The best way to remote admin windows server is via "Network Support Manager" since it is safe and secure. Also you can use VNC Servers and Remote desktop to do this. It is recommended to tighten your firewall before allowing remote connections.

    Hope this way may be resolve the problem.

    Regards,

    Bright

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    I use PCAnywhere with encryption, works ok for the last 4 years.

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