Controlling a server that was powered up without a keyboard/mouse plugged in?
Posted on 2006-11-08
We have a "situation" that we can use help with. Here is the scenario:
We have a server that has windows server 2003 running, and it does NOT have remote access
enabled...for security purposes.
It was powered up without a keyboard or mouse plugged in, and the boss wants to
use it. Well-- there is no way that we know of to control it...because it was booted without any
input devices installed. Well, he doesn't want to turn off the server first--he wants a way to
access the server--now...BEFORE turning it off.
Question: is there a way to access this powered on server, now...without turning it off first?
Question: Is it possible to use a usb keyboard? I mean, can we plug in a usb keyboard NOW---and
will the server recognize it, and allow us to use that newly plugged in keyboard?
Thanks in advance.