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    Remote Control/VNC for Windows Server 2008

    I have windows Server 2008 running active directory. I am looking for a way to easily remote control the client computers (primarily WinXP with a few Vista Business) associated with this server. I need to be able to take control of the machine without needing user permission. Any ideas?

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    At present VNC isn't compatible with Vista/2008

    For now we have started using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (newer version of SMS 2003)

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    How do you use SCCM to remote control?

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    It should deploy a client package onto all the clients
    There is then an option for each computer found in SCCM for starting "remote tools"

    (Right Click PC - start - remote tools)

    SCCM is a good package, as was SMS, but can be a b**ch to get going..

    It can also be used to deploy software, Windows, etc - big package

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    I turned on Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance with policy and added both of these options the computer object context menus in ADUC (or whatever it's called now).

    Offering RA is a bit more doable now from 2K8 now courtesy of msra.exe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    It should deploy a client package onto all the clients
    There is then an option for each computer found in SCCM for starting "remote tools"

    (Right Click PC - start - remote tools)

    SCCM is a good package, as was SMS, but can be a b**ch to get going..

    It can also be used to deploy software, Windows, etc - big package
    Yeah, we already use it to deploy applications. I just wasn't aware it could do remote control.

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    The latest Ultra VNC client works fine with Vista, just make sure you let it download the Vista drivers during install.

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    We use dameware NT utilities (about £180 per admin console). Works flawlessly with vista/2008. Probably expensive for most but well worth the money and we are a big site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oops_my_bad View Post
    We use dameware NT utilities (about £180 per admin console). Works flawlessly with vista/2008. Probably expensive for most but well worth the money and we are a big site.
    I second that! I don't really use Utilities just mini control.

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