Remote Admin Mode TS resrictions

Posted on 2007-07-23
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
Hi folks,
We have a client using RDC VPN to log onto their server to use a certain application (i know this isn't best practice) called Accura. I wish to tie what she can do on there as much as possible but cannot find any information regarding procedures. I do not have much experience if any in Terminal Services so please excuse my ignorance. We are using Remote Admon mode as opposed to Application mode as they client does not wish to speand out on any licenses.

Thanks in advance,

Question by:Sensata
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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
    Well, if this is Small Business Server 2003 you cannot run TS in Application mode.  It's not only not a best practice, it's not permitted.

    Therefore you also cannot tie down a user that you give access... because only Administrators should have access and an administrator can change their own settings.

    Why are they needing to connect to the server's desktop to run this program anyhow?  How is it run when they are in the office?  Because if they run it from their desktops then thats where they need to connect when working remotely.  Connecting to desktops is quite easy due to Remote Web Workplace.  Details on that are at

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    The user has a laptop and there are no spare desktops within the office as there are only 6 PCs all in use. When user is in office she will use her laptop as normal but often works from home. This is why the only spare machine is the actual server itself. I know it's not ideal but it is only workaround for the moment.

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    If the user has a laptop that is used both in and out of the office and is a member of the domain, then they only need to make a VPN connection to the server and their laptop will function just as it would if they were in the office.

    SBS makes this easy.  You must run the Configure Remote Access wizard and then the user should download the Small Business Connection Manager from the RWW Main Menu.


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