Remote viewing/control

By trbarrett ·
I'm currently administrating a windows 2003 server network with winxp pro workstations connected to it.
I know there are options for users of my domain for remote control, view or interact with the user with in the active directory and i know about RDCs.
What i was wondering is, is there a way of connecting to a users machine without locking there desktop or logging them off built into windowsxp/server '03.
Basically I want to beable to look at there desktop that they are using and take control if I need to. This would save me a heap of time when dealing with problems. I don't want to use remote requests etc and i'd rather not have to install third party software.
Cheers for any help

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Remote Assistance

by jimmy-jam In reply to Remote viewing/control

You could use the remote assistance feature. It does basically what you are describing and is bundled with XP.

I am pretty sure there is also a way to run Remote Desktop in Shadow mode but I am not familiar with it.

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by Bizzo In reply to Remote viewing/control

I think this is installed as standard on XP/2003. It has the option to view or control the users desktop.


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