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By jamie ·
Can any one tell me what software I would need to access our server remotely. I live about 30 minutes away from work and I get called in all the time to fix minor probs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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by BenWagg In reply to how to remotely access a ...

What OS is your server? If Win2k Server, enable the Terminal Services server in Administrative mode. I use this all the time to do exactly what you are describing, and it works great.

If WinNT Server, you can purchase something like PC Anywhere or <whatever the other ones are named>, which will also allow you to remote-control your server.

If you want Free, you could use WinVNC, but it is less secure, only requesting a Password, and not a Username. WinVNC is great within a network, though, once you are inside the firewall. Install it on your server & all clients and you can roam and control anywhere you want to go on your network. I have occasionally spent a Saturday at home when I didn't feel like going in to take advantage of <users absent>, running software updates, rebooting, and installing more after the systems come back online.

Of those mentioned, Win2k Terminal Services is the best, hands-down, in my book. A couple Administrative licenses are included just because youown Server.

Personally, I have never cared much for PC Anywhere, but I have colleagues who swear by it. I haven't used it enough to recommend for or against it, or to compare with other commercial packages out there, but it will do what you want.

When you're on a perpetually anemic budget, free stuff is good. One extremely cool thing about VNC is that it will run on _any_ platform - Win9x, NT, 2k, *nix, Macintrash, blah, blah, blah.
Find VNC at: http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/

I also like what Constantin Kaplinsky did to optimize VNC. You can find his enhanced version, "TightVNC" at: http://www.tightvnc.com/

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by lamvidao In reply to how to remotely access a ...

I'll go with Beng's options PCAnywhere is the best choice. If your server has an IP (static) and your company has a dialup option such Shiva or VPN then after connect to your company' network you can open IE and use server's IP as address to open up server. This is what I use I am becoming lazy to drive to work, don't be like me. :)

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by jkuespert In reply to how to remotely access a ...

RADMIN is a good solution as well. It's more lightweight than pcAnywhere with better performance.

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by edicer In reply to how to remotely access a ...

DameWare NT Utilities. Allow you to remotely install/uninstall a remote control service on-the-fly.

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