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Glenn

Hi,

I'm setting up some new computers that have Windows XP Professional. While
they are on a network, that are not part of a Windows domain - just a
workgroup.

I'm wondering if there is a way that I can configure them so that I can
remotely access them to do maintenance, troubleshoot, program installation,
etc. (Without having the individual users send me the invitation to give
them remote assistance.) I'd also like to be able to view their desktops if
needed.

I believe that I read how to do this in a magazine, but can't find the
article.

Thanks,
Glenn
 
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Bruce Chambers

Glenn said:
Hi,

I'm setting up some new computers that have Windows XP
Professional. While they are on a network, that are not
part of a Windows domain - just a workgroup.

I'm wondering if there is a way that I can configure them
so that I can remotely access them to do maintenance,
troubleshoot, program installation, etc. (Without having
the individual users send me the invitation to give them
remote assistance.) I'd also like to be able to view
their desktops if needed.

I believe that I read how to do this in a magazine, but
can't find the article.

Thanks,
Glenn

Create a domain.

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G

Glenn

I do have a domain, but they don't authenticate to it as we are a Novell
network.
 
B

Bruce Chambers

Glenn said:
I do have a domain, but they don't authenticate to it as
we are a Novell network.


Having a Novell network doesn't preclude the workstations from
also authenticating to a Windows domain simultaneously.

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G

Glenn

Yes, I know, but I do not have licenses for all workstations on the Windows
domain, therefore, they cannot join it.
 
K

Kent W. England [MVP]

Glenn wrote on 05-Sep-2004 5:43 PM:
I'm setting up some new computers that have Windows XP Professional. While
they are on a network, that are not part of a Windows domain - just a
workgroup.

I'm wondering if there is a way that I can configure them so that I can
remotely access them to do maintenance, troubleshoot, program installation,
etc. (Without having the individual users send me the invitation to give
them remote assistance.) I'd also like to be able to view their desktops if
needed.

I believe that I read how to do this in a magazine, but can't find the
article.
Virtual Network Console comes in a variety of instantiations, one of
which may suit you. You can set it up for remote access without user
intervention. I recall some security vulnerabilities in the past that
may have been resolved lately and, of course, you need to be careful
about your account passwords. You might want to setup the new XP SP2
Windows firewall to only allow access to VNC ports from addresses on the
private network, disallowing access from the Internet. Hackers know all
about VNC and its defects. VNC is freeware.
 
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Glenn

I've decided to buy the licenses to authenticate to the domain.

Where can I find directions to set them up initially so that I can log on to
them at anytime, make changes, etc.
 

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