Terminal Services versus VNC

Posted on 2004-09-30
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I am logging into our Windows 2000 server from a WindowsXP Pro laptop, over a VPN connection and using the server Administrator login.    I get less latency using Remote Desktop to create the session than I do using VNC.  However, with VNC I can see all running processes in the task manager - and everything else for that matter - while with Remote Desktop I see only a limited number of process, etc....

Is this an unavoidable side effect of logging in via a terminal session?  I would have thought that using the server Administrator login would allow that session to see EVERYTHING running on the box.
Question by:cbns
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exx1976 earned 200 total points
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All you have to do is click the "show proceses from all users" check box....

2003 has an option where you can RDP into the console instead of creating a new session..   Time to upgrade..


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Thanks, should have seen that.  Darned newbie's anyway...lol.  

Yes, this is our single server and it is retiring in December when we put a new 7 server WAN in place, all with 2003.  Thank goodness for that consultant budget.  lol

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