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I have a question about remote control. Can remote desktop on windows xp be used to remote control a user's desktop? Whenever I try to connect, remote desktop logs the current user off of their console so I can log on. I want to be able to see what the user is doing, not log them off. Do I need to use remote assistance for this instead? My XP boxes are in a Win2k3 Sp1 native mode domain, so I got all sorts of GPO options that might help. Any pointers would be wonderful.

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You can use Windows messenger or other remote programs. For ex. VNC (TightVNC Viewer) it’s free, PC Anywhere but this one is not free. Try to search on net.. Cheers…

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  • Spadasoe
    In order to not log the user off, you would need to remote to the workstation and log on as that user
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  • Petroleumman
    Hello, Set up Remote Assistance on the workstation (System properties => Remote tab). This feature is great for helpdesk type scenarios as it allows a connection right to the active session without logging the user off. You can view the users actions and use chat to walk them through a process or simply take control of the keyboard and mouse yourself. Nice thing is this is free with XP! Good Luck!
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  • Almac
    To accomplish what you want to do, I would use Remote Assistance. In order to use this you will bith need to be running Windows XP and verify Remote Assistance enabled. It is tyoically enabled by default. Here are some references to Remote Assistance: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/rmassist.mspx and http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/profwin/pw1002.mspx Hope this helps.
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  • lciprianionut
    Maybe this tool from http://www.dameware.com/ will help you
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  • FrozenPort
    This is the way i would do it... 1. set up a terminal system (server hosting RDP clients). 2. have an account that you use on one of the client services to view the other users desktop (you can choose wether to be interactive or not). Win 2k3 doesnt allows you to controll the clients from the physical server machine, but rather allows a administrative client to control a users' enviroment. Buy a book on terminal services.. it's a very handy subject.
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