One of Windows 2000’s useful features was the
ability to install Terminal Services in Administrative mode, which
provided two Terminal Services connections that admins could use
for system administration without requiring a third-party client
such as VNC or pcAnywhere.

Like Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 includes
remote administration capabilities. While still provided by
Terminal Services, these capabilities are somewhat different.

To enable remote administration in Windows
Server 2003, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Start | Control Panel | System, and
    select the Remote tab.
  2. In the Remote Desktop selection, select the
    Allow Users To Connect Remotely To Your Computer check box, and
    click OK.

To administer a server with Remote Desktop for
Administration enabled, use the client provided with Windows XP or
Windows Server 2003, which you can find by going to Start | All
Programs | Accessories | Communications | Remote Desktop
Connection. For other versions of Windows, install the Terminal
Services Client Connection software.