My question is about some options for managing a network with a SBS2003 Server tha I want to learn to use.
I finally cleaned up the domain users so everyone has a logon of their own, etc. Now I want to see if I can manage all the computers on the domain from the server. For example: In server management -> manage client computer, there is an option for remote controlling qany computer on the network. Please let me know what the minimum requirements are to make this work. Do you have to setup the client just like a regular remote desktop client?
Finally, I would also like advice on the best way to manage the updates of the server and the 25 systems. Can that also be done from the consoles in the SBS Server. This is all ideal because I have remote access to the server, but don't want to setup remote access through the router directly to all clients obviously...but if I could remote access them all through the server, I could at worst, manually update system if I can't automatically do it with the server.
Remote Assistance only works on XP clients with SBS 2003.
Use the Remote Web Workplace portal as your point of entry for the SBS network when there is a need to manage ... just as the users should be doing for everything but VPN.
WSUS is built into the R2 version of SBS. If so, update to WSUS v3 SP 1:
If no WSUS is installed, then download and install from the above link. Setup your GPOs as per the instructions in the release notes.
WSUS gives you full patch management of the servers and workstations on the SBS network.
Please use the native SBS tools.