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Many remote management tools exist to help
you remotely manage your organization’s servers. Some examples of
these tools include pcAnywhere and Virtual Network Computing (VNC).
Of course, each tool has advantages and disadvantages.

When you need to manage a server remotely on
the LAN or via a VPN connection to a remote network, Terminal
Services just might be your best solution. All you need to do is
enable Remote Administration Mode for Terminal Services on the

To enable Terminal Services, open the
Add/Remove Programs applet in Control Panel, and click Add/Remove
Windows Components. Scroll through the list of components, and
select Terminal Services. Click Details, select Enable Terminal
Services, click OK, and click Next.

The Windows Components Wizard then asks if you
want to run Terminal Services in Remote Administration Mode or
Application Server Mode. Choose Remote Administration Mode, and
click Next.

When prompted, provide the Windows Server CD,
and restart the server after installation is complete. After the
server reboots, you’ll be able to connect to the server using
Remote Desktop Connection.