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Planning Secure Network Administration Methods

On completion of this topic you should be able to should be able to create a plan to offer remote assistance to client computers and plan for remote administration by using Terminal Services.

Several network administration methods are available with Windows Server 2003. You can connect to Windows XP client machines remotely by using Remote Assistance. This saves help desk staff time since they don't have visit each client machine that has a problem. By default, Windows XP clients have the Allow users to connect to this computer check box enabled in the Control Panel > System > Properties > Remote tab. You can also configure Remote Assistance manually by checking Allow Remote Assistance invitations to be sent to this computer or via Group Policy.

Windows Server 2003 Server has expanded on Windows 2000's Terminal Services by adding new features and an improved client known as Remote Desktop Connection.

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