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Does anyone know if Microsoft System Center Essentials comes with a Remote Control tool

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Does anyone know if Microsoft System Center Essentials comes with a Remote Control tool. If so, how would you rate it and if not, what would your recommendation be for a small to med size business ?

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Cara
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Hi there,

Yes I think it does - see the following: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/essentials/sce-features.aspx

"•Remote control support for managed client and server computers"

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Ady
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Both at the same time ;-)
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Isn't it just like RDP ? No interaction with user ?
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Essentials has taken a very similar approach to McAfee, where you install an agent on the client computer, and use policy based administration. I was looking into this as well. I am impressed with essentials, and like it as an AV suite. I don't see issues with it as I do with third party software that blocks some domain features.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb437257.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc339462.aspx

I believe, (also like McAfee), you can deploy these agents from a remote location with domain admin rights.
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