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Sharepoint administrators - RDP access required?

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Microsoft SharePointWindows Server 2008Windows Server 2012
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We have just installed a SharePoint 2013 environment. To my understanding all of the sites are working with direct connection but not when using the load balance.

Our SharePoint administrator is requesting full rdp access to the servers so they he can publish the sites.

I don't have an understanding of SharePoint so I don't know if this is true. I thought that all administration could be performed using the SharePoint Central Administration web page?

Do SP admins require RDP access to the servers?
Is IIS administration required, or can it be done using the SCA web front end?

I don't like providing RDP access to web developers, or anyone for that matter, just because they ask for it. Especially for critical systems like this one.
Walter Curtis
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