Terminal Services Remote Administration Mode
Terminal Services Remote Administration Mode allows administrators to perform tasks like file sharing, managing users and groups and editing the Registry remotely. If you wanted to do this under Windows 2000 server you had to install Terminal Services server using Remote Administration mode.
Remote Desktop For Administration is integrated into Windows Server 2003, so you no longer need to install a Terminal Services server. This means that no additional disk space is required to host the service and it has little effect on server performance. Remote Desktop For Administration only uses 2MB of server memory and hardly any processor time. It allows up to two concurrent connections to the Terminal Services server, but does not require additional Terminal Services client licenses.
Although Remote Desktop For Administration is installed by default, it is not enabled by default. It can be enabled by selecting Start > Control Panel > System and
clicking the Remote tab. Make sure that Allow Users To Connect Remotely To Your Computer is checked and click the OK button.
You can now use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to make a Remote Desktop For Administration connection. RDC uses TCP/IP and is designed for use on both high and low bandwidth networks. It is supported on the following client platforms:
- Windows for Workgroups with MS-TCP/IP-32
- Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
- Professional, and Windows Server 2003
- Windows CE-based handheld devices
- Windows CD-based terminals
RDC is installed by default on Windows XP Professional and Windows Server 2003 computers. For other clients it can be installed by creating a share on the \Windir\System32\Clients\ Tsclient\Win32 folder and running the Setup program.