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Maintenance of a computer i.e. defrag, remotely with out loging off the user

I want to be able to administrator our workstations remotely as much as possible i.e. computer management to change groups and passwords, but it does not allow defrag, I would also like to do other maintenance with out having to log off the user if possable. I know about Remote Desktop access and using a program like Dameware. I want to do this is because users sometime stay logged on to there computer when they leave for the day and I don't want to log them off the machine (if possible) because they may loose unsaved data. I would like to be able to do other maintenance also, does anyone know a way I can do this.

We have a Win 2003 Server network, all workstations have XP Pro.

Thank you,
DSterling
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McKnifeCommented:
In xp, it's possible to run defrag as a scheduled task. Look at defrag /? for parameters.
What other maintenance options are you looking for?
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YogalingamCommented:
can user netmeeting or VNC...
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younghvCommented:
dsterling,
You should take a look at the 'psexec' freeware from www.sysinternals.com - actually, check out ALL their free stuff.

Specifically, psexec will allow you to run any set of commands you want ON a remote computer FROM your computer.

We use it for a wide variety of install/repair/maintenance functions.

Good Luck,
Vic
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What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
gonzal13RetiredCommented:
I would set a company policy that the users save their data before going home at night. Besides it is dangerous to not save your data frequently.
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programmer1024Commented:
You can use a program called "Remote Control" to gain access to another computer on the network.
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younghvCommented:
dsterling,
Thank you for the points.
I 'bookmarked' that site a long time ago and check it frequently for any new stuff.


Vic
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