Remote Control Add-On for Active Directory MMC Snap-ins

Posted on 2009-02-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-21

I wonder if you can help me, i have download an add-on for my AD called rcontrolAD that lets you remotely connect to clients from the MMC-snapin in AD. but for some reason it does not seem to work. When i right click the client in the domain, their is a tap called remote control but nothing happens. I have also copied the small rcontrol.exe file to the client  that wont to connect to but no joy.
I have also uploaded the files i used.

Can anyone help me.

Question by:ciscocharlie
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    by:Mike Kline
    Is remote desktop enabled on your XP clients?

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    Yes remote desktop is enabled on the client machine.....


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    I am getting the impression that you are trying to connect to a PC logged onto your domain.  I BELIEVE the snap-in you are referring is for remote control of Terminal Service Sessions...not a means to instantly take control of a client PC. You would need to use either Remote Assistance or a 3rd party App to accomplish this.
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    For basic troubleshooting steps, please read and understand the following:
    A) The Setup program (rControl_Setup.exe) needs to be run by a Domain administrator.
    B) The option to Remote Control the computer from right-click will be available for ANY
    client that connects to AD Users & Computers MMC after you ran the setup once, BUT it can
    only be USED by clients/Servers that:
    1) Have ADSI installed (DSCLient in Win9x/NT4 or built-in for Win2000 and above).
    2) Have mstsc.exe installed (Latest Remote Desktop client, built in for XP and above).
    You can download Remote Desktop Connection from
    2) Have rControl.exe copied to their local path drive (e.g. C:\Winnt).

    May the source be with you!

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    Sorry i took so long getting back about this query.
    I have configured rcontrol.exe and it all seems to be working fine, but i notice with this version of rcontrol.exe, i couldn't connect to Vista systems!!!!!! is their an updated version?????


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