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Which is the best way to support a remote server.  I currently use Radmin from www.radmin.com.  It is fast and secure (all data is encrypted). However this is just my view and other people may be better informed.

I have been given the following options:

1) VPN
2) Termianl Services
3) VNC
4) RADMIN

What do you think?
 
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Stick with what you know. The remote admin market is fairly mature. We tend to use a mix of terminal services/citrix sessions and dameware mini-remote control for admin use.
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Radmin is a good product - we use TS over VPN here though I wouldn't say it's "the best" solution.
I wouldn't feel comfortable using VNC, but that's just a personal opinion... :)
As izwiz said: "Stick with what you know"...
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by:David Lee
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We use VNC.  It's very good, simple, and the cost (free) is unbeatable.  I even have a version that runs on my Palm, allowing me to control a server from it in an emergency.  I've never used RADMIN so I'm not qualified to speak on how it compares to VNC.  I've absolutely no use at all for thin-client stuff like Citrix and Terminal Server.
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by:jrgn
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We use netsupport. It has a lot off options. I'v also never used radmin so I can't compare it with that but I like it better than vnc
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What about file transfer with Terminal Services & VNC?
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PS Is Terminal Services secure when it is not running through a VPN?
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I only used the file transfer with netsupport. Also If you use terminal services on windows 2000 you don't have a console session. In Netsupport you only have console sessions.

cheers,

Jurgen
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by:Lee W, MVP
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RDP does use encryption (we actually use a couple of linux tools to trace things and Terminal services did not reveal anything of what I was typing or seeing.  Could someone possibly take the data from and reconstruct the image on teh screen?  I don't know.

File transfer can be done through terminal services IF you are using both a client that supports it and a Windows 2003 server.  Otherwise, you need a different solution for those functions.
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by:David Lee
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VNC doesn't include a file transfer option.  But then you don't really need one.  Just map a drive and copy the file.  VNC can be extended, so if you're a programmer, or have access to one, and really wanted a file transfer option, then you could add it.
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by:harleyjd
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I use remote desktop and TightVNC, but VNC is lame across a small pipe like most aussie DSL - better to RDP into the server, then VNC to the console. yow...

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Thanks for all your advise.
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ps I will stick with radmin I think it is not just good it is fantastic.
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