Domain RDC - share screen

Hi all,

I'd like to be able to RDC into a domain Win 7 machine and share the screen with a user instead of kicking that person off. Is this possible?
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Remote Assistance Feature will allow you to do that (working together on the same desktop) and mainly to provide support
if you mean as another user session, the answer is No, you should have Server OS like Windows Server 2008
Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
We are running SBS 2011 Essentials. Should that work? Right now, If I try to RDC into a machine that someone is already working on, that user gets kicked off, instead of use being able to share the screen.
Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
I've done some poking around to find this:

Would it be part of the solution I'm looking for?
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do you want to make remote control on the server?

Would it be part of the solution I'm looking for?
sure, this is the Domain User security settings required to allow remote control for the user
If your user works on the server I think the server will allow 2 sessions without Licensing, in your session  go to task manager->users tab then you can right click on that user and  select Remote Control
Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
Sorry - I should clarify:

- We have an SBS 2011 Essentials Server that all the computers are connected to.
- Workstations are running Windows 7 Pro versions.

Here's what I'd like to do.

- In the office, I'd like to RDC from my workstation to another workstation and share the screen, instead of kicking that user off (for training purposes, etc.).

- Using Remote Web Access, I'd like to remote into one of the workstations and share the screen, instead of kicking that user off (for training purposes, etc.).
Rob WilliamsCommented:
With full terminal services on a server you can share a screen using “Shadowing” but you cannot do so on a PC using RDC.  However, as suggested earlier by FarWest you can “offer remote assistance” and share a screen.  With SBS to do, On the SBS server, open the Window Small Business Server console, click on the “Network” icon, and under Computers right click on the computer to which you want to connect, then select offer remote assistance.  The user will have to approve the connection.

EDIT:  my directions are for SBS 2011 Standard.  The same option exists with SBS 2011 Essentials but the location may be slightly different.  I do not have one available to check the exact location.
Salah Eddine ELMRABETTechnical Lead Manager (Owner)Commented:

You want to remotely connect to users desktops with sharing screen, so you can make the users view actions done for maybe remote support? is this is the case you can use many ways to do this:

TeamViewer: require Internet connection and denerate a sessionid and password that you need to share between both users.

RealVNC, you can install VNC server and deploy VNC clients, this will be most usefull for you since you will make actions inside your domain:

Can I share my VNC session (screen)?

VNC Server for Windows

Best Regards.

Rob WilliamsCommented:
It seems with Essentials you have to add the Remote Assistance option from add roles and features.

However as an alternative the client can "request assistance" in the start menu of Win7 and do the same from Win8 by entering "request assistance" in the search box.

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Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
Hi, I will try this and report back.
Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
Thank you, one and all.
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