Need To Access All Clients On Network From My XP Pro Box
Posted on 2003-12-03
At the risk of sounding like a "total" noob, I am going to be administering another department in our office. I need to set up all the clients so I can access them from my computer with various software to make sure the employees are doing what they are supposed to be doing and nothing else.
The clients are Windows XP Pro and a few Win 98 (mine is XP Pro). I don't want to reinstall the Op Sys on any of them. I need to set them up so when I do a probe or try and monitor their pc I have the access I need. Most of the time I get an "Access Denied" message, no matter what software I am using, and I need this to stop.
It would seem that I need to create another user account on all of the clients that is for Administrator but my reasoning tells me this won't work because they will be logged in under a different User name than the one I am trying to get in with. Is this correct or not? Some of them have a User name that is the "default" Administrator account that has been renamed to their user name.
BTW I have the correct administrator rights on the server Win2kAdv Serv. I don't know as much as I should about Win2k Server to be able to run scripts when clients log on and I know some of this can probably be done in that way.
What can I do to make this work correctly the first time I set this up and remain in place?