Configure Client PC's for connection to win2k3 remotely
Posted on 2004-11-01
First off. I might add in more questions are this thread goes on. Hence 500 points. please dont request I split the thread or anything if I ask another question later on which would be relevant to the first questions.
How can I remotely connect to client machines on the network from my XP Pro machine? They range from, XP, 200O, M.E., 98, 95, and NT.
I need to run some sort of remote command line utilty without the user being aware. How can this be done?
I also will need to copy of some things from the users profile. Any suggestions how I should do this? A new profile will be created on the local machine. Could I instead have this profile created on my Windows 2003 server instead and then use ROBOCOPY to move all old settings remotely via the command line to the Windows 2003 server? This is a vital part.
For the above to work, I will log onto the machine via some remote command prompt. Then I'll change the domain + DNS settings. Then I will reboot the machine. At this point I need to setup some sort of "auto login" onto the new domain (how can this be done). Or I need to get some sort of command prompt again before the login screen and login remotely. Again how would this be done.
Once I am in, a new profile will be created. Hopefully on the server not the local machine. Then I will use robocopy to move the old files from the local profiles to the server. Some outlook files are as big as 2gb!
I would appreciate some assistance with this. As I said, I might think up 1 more issue when change from the NT domain to the 2K3 domain, but at the moment I think this is all the problems i might run into.
I think If i can do all of the above, we can do this server migration without having to wonder all around the building manually updating machines. This is something I want to do as a very last resort.