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

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Hi,

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.

ciscocharlie
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Is remote desktop enabled on your XP clients?
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Hi,

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

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Ciscocharlie
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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 http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/rdclientdl.asp
2) Have rControl.exe copied to their local path drive (e.g. C:\Winnt).

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Hi,

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?????

Ciscocharlie
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