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I'm wondering if anybody knows if there is a way to have a Windows 2000 server box be a host for a remote desktop connection. Is this possible. I've already installed the RDC client on the box, and I'm able to connect to other machines, but I'm not able to do the reverse. Is this possible?
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Use Terminal Services??

How to give NON administrators Terminal Service (Remote Administration)

This must be done on a server to server level, If you require a lot of users create a GROUP called TSRemoteUsers in active directory and add your users into the group, then carry out the steps below. Ill assume we are only dealing with a couple of users.

Ill also assume you have Terminal Services (Administration Mode) installed and running on the server, if not open control panel >add remove Programs >windows componants >Terminal Services, When Prompted ENSURE "Remote Administration" is selected.

1. Using an admin account open a remote admin session to the server in question.
2. CLick Start >Programs >Administrative Tools >Terminal Services Configuration
3. CLick Connections
4. In the right hand pane RIGHT CLICK the RDP-TCP connector and select properties
5. On the permissions tab click "ADD"
6. Add your user/group in here and select the appropriate level of access.

If it aint working ensure you not in application mode (Unless you have to be!!)
Change Between Remote Administration and Application Server Mode
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;238162
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Then...

Install the Domain Admin Tools on a Client PC


Windows 2000 clients

You need to get the Windows 2000 server CD, on the disk is a program called ADMINPAK.MSI run this on the windows 2000 professional client to install the full suite of administration tools.

Windows XP

The method for XP is different, if you have installed from the Windows 2000 CD you may find some of the tools do not work properley
There is a fix at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6E5DA79C-5C38-4445-B039-E3F3AA5E5B25&displaylang=en

HOWEVER this also does not perform as well as it should. (especially if you have SP1 installed) You need to install the ADMINPAK.MSI that is on the
Windows Server 2003 disk!!
If you don’t happen to have a 2003 disk you can download it here
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c16ae515-c8f4-47ef-a1e4-a8dcbacff8e3&DisplayLang=en

If it aint working ensure you not in application mode (Unless you have to be!!)
Change Between Remote Administration and Application Server Mode
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;238162

*****Links*****

Administering Windows Server-Based Computers Using Windows XP Professional-Based Clients
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304718

How to Install the Remote Server Administration Tools in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;216999

HOW TO: Use Adminpak.msi to Install a Specific Server Administration Tool in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314978

Cannot Install Service Pack 2 Adminpak on Computer That Runs Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292640

Windows 2000 Administration Tools Package (Adminpak.msi) Updates
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;269483
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