Quickly Connect to Remote Computers

Posted on January 8, 2009 by Daniel Petri in Networking with

Yes! Besides using the usual “Manage” option for any Windows 2000 or XP computer, you can use a cool tool to control any computer that has Terminal Services installed on it! The tool is called “Remote Control Add-on for Active Directory Users & Computers”. Remote Control is a small add-on that adds the option to right-click a computer account in the Active Directory MMC and choose “Remote Control” on that computer, by opening a Terminal/Remote Desktop connection to that computer. Remote Control relies on the Remote Desktop Connection application which is available in Windows XP Professional and/or Windows Server 2003s only. Therefore, it can only work from Active Directory Users & Computers MMC on these operating systems only.

Download it from HERE (v1.3c, 84kb).

  1. Download rControlAD.EXE to your local computer.
  2. Locate rControlAD.EXE and double-click on it (extracts files).
  3. Add the appropriate display specifiers to the Active Directory (AD) MMC (To add the appropriate display specifiers, just run rControl_Setup.exe, and choose ‘Install’. This Install needs to be done ONCE and affects the AD MMC Snap-Ins in all the AD forest).

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