As an IT Professional administering Windows Server 2003,
you may as well be on call 24/7. In such a fast-paced
environment, secure remote access to the servers is essential. Windows
Server
2003 incorporates a set of features that simplify secure remote access
and
provide you with tools for managing and troubleshooting enterprise
servers.

The white paper “Remote
Administration of Windows Servers Using Remote Desktop for
Administration”
explores the design goals and implementation
of
Remote Desktop in Windows Server 2003 and explains how an enterprise
can use
this feature for off-site server management.

The IT white paper explains how Remote Desktop for
Administration is used to remotely manage Windows Server 2003 servers
by
providing operators and administrators with remote access to typical
back-end
servers and domain controllers. The administrator has access to the
graphical
user interface-based tools that are available in the Windows
environment, even
if the remote computer is not a Windows-based computer.

Some of the features of Remote Desktop for Administration
discussed in the white
paper
include:

  • Remote upgrades, reboots, promotion, and demotion of
    domain controllers.
  • Access to servers over low-bandwidth connections, with
    up to 128-bit encryption.
  • Negligible impact on server performance and no
    impact on
    application compatibility.
  • Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) feature set.
  • Using Remote Desktop for Administration to remotely manage
    computers running Windows Server 2003 can greatly reduce administrative
    overhead in any Windows Server 2003 enterprise environment. Download
    the
    IT white paper
    on Remote Desktop for Administration and gain
    significant
    advantages and efficiency from these integrated tools.