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).
- Download rControlAD.EXE to your local computer.
- Locate rControlAD.EXE and double-click on it (extracts files).
- 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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