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Setup Server standard like SBS 2003 for Remote Desktop Client Access

Posted on 2008-06-17
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I have a client that has Windows 2003 Server Standard. He recently saw his friend's setup with Small Business Server 2003. He wants to know how to setup his server to allow people to log in via the web and select their computers from a list like it does in SBS 2003.

SBS 2003 will allow a user to log into its company website, go to the client computers link, install an ActiveX control, select their computer from the list and log into it via remote desktop. All this is done over the web. I need to know how to set this up.

Can anyone tell me where I can find instructions to get this done?

Thanks!!


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Lee W, MVP earned 50 total points
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Sorry, this is an SBS only feature.  EBS is also getting it, but EBS hasn't been released yet.  It's possible someone has written something similar, but strictly speaking what is available in SBS is NOT AVAILABLE in Server Standard.  If he likes it that much, I would suggest he consider upgrading to SBS 2008 when that is released in the coming months... unless he's got more than 40-50 users... then he should probably get Essential Business Server (EBS), also to be released in a couple of months.

The closest thing that's otherwise available from Microsoft is a web page where the user can run an ActiveX control to open a connection - but it will not list all PCs and it would require holes (many holes) poked in the firewall - never recommended.
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You mentioned a webpage where I could get some information about where a user can run an Active X control.

Can you post that page or give me some information so I can research it?

Thanks!

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Actually, as I think about it, it will only work for ONE IP Address - you can't specify different ports with the web client.
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Quick reply.. COOL!!
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