I've been tasked with auditing a number of file servers from a workstation to check a few basic settings. I am new to this type of work. What are the default tools on an XP or Windows 7 computer machine to establish a GUI remote access session onto windows servers (2003-2008)?
And also if you wanted to export specific information from a server, and save it back to your workstation on which you initiated the remote access connection, how would you recommend doing this? i.e. copy a file of a server and save it to your PC? Can that be done, i.e. can the remote access tool see the local drives on your PC, or just the drives on the server you've remoted onto?