Connecting to a number of clients servers from a central location
Posted on 2003-11-26
I work for a medium size IT company (but this isnt my problem)
We have put Servers and workstations into small-medium size coprorate environments. Along with the hardware and network setup we manage allot of these servers personally as part of a facilities management contract.
We are finding ourselves making silly callouts to these companies simply to add a couple of new users to the domain (along with other things) as you can imagine, to do this is very time and resource wastefull.
I would like to implement a system where as, we can sit at a workstation inthe office, and connect straight into a client s server, and carry out the work.
All our clients are set up in a similar manor:
Router --> Locked down 2000/2003 based ISA Server --> LAN (2000/2003 based AD)
The ISA server is there as a firewall, and as a way of allowing the client to offer VPN access to its roaming users.
What would be the best way to implement such a feature, looking at it from a "secuirty" and "ease of use" point of view, meaning anyone in our office could carry out the work quickly and easily.
I have a rough idea how this could be done, but would like to hear other peoples suggestions and experiences
BTW: We have 40-50 differnt clients, each with a server that we want to gain access to quickly in this manor