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Hi, I wana have a remoute access connection from my XP pro sp2 client to my W2k server sp4,how can I configure them? Could you please help me? Thank you. ---- Regards Mahnaz
ASKED: February 20, 2006  2:41 AM
UPDATED: February 22, 2006  12:53 AM

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what You can do mainly depends on the type of connection You use to establish remote access. Mainly there are two choices: existing internet connections or private phone-line connection. Remote connection via internet is usually established via VPN, while phone-line connection simply uses W2K as a RAS-Server and then the client just simply dialing the servers phone number. Before we get to configuring, let us know more about Your specs.

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  • Sidzilla
    You will need to install Windows Terminal Services on your server. You are allowed to install and run Administrative accounts (I think it is up to three of them) for free. Once Terminal services are running on your server you can go to Remote Desktop Connection on your XP machine and either enter the name of the server (if you are running DNS on your network) or the ip address of the server. Log in with an account with administrative priveledges on the server.
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  • Atomas
    What's the purpose? What's the setup? Is there a firewall? If so, what kind? Going through a public network? Etc.
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  • Richl01
    Install the terminal services in administration mode and use the remote desktop connection in XP to connect. go to control panel then add remove programs and then go to windows components. the terminal services is in there.
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  • Petroleumman
    Hello, Your going to use Terminal Server to connect. This is enabled by default on W2K sp4 servers. Set TS to remote administration mode. This I beleive is also the default setting. Remote administration mode allows up to 2 consecutive TS sessions and does not require additional licenses where running in application mode does require liceses. Note you MUST be a member of the Administrators group to use remote administration. Next add your account to the built in Terminal Server group in Active Directory Users and Computers to provide the appropriate permissions. On your XP computer open System properties => reote tab and check the remote desktop option. Since W2K server does not support remote assistance you can leave that option unchecked. To start a session from your XP computer to the server, go to start => accessories => communication => remote desktop. enter either the server's name or IP address in the connection field and click connect. Good Luck!
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  • Howard2nd
    As opposed to your regular login? Did you want remote console for administrative duties on the server? Or VPN for secure communications between server and workstation because they are on different segments? If it is remote console then install the admin package for MMC and you are good to go. Good luck.
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  • Quantumkev
    I would suggest installing either 'vnc' or 'tight vnc', which is the freeware version of the program. I have used this utility extensively for remote administration of servers, and found it very useful. Links to both are listed below - good luck. http://www.tightvnc.com/ http://www.realvnc.com/
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  • Quantumkev
    Hello - I tried submitting a reply earlier, but I'm not sure if it took or not. I'm not sure if I am answering your question, but I would suggest installing one of two remote access programs - either 'vnc' or the freeware version, called 'tightvnc'. I have used both products to remotely administer servers and they both work very well. The URL's below will link you to both sites. I hope this is helpful to you. http://www.tightvnc.com/intro.html http://www.realvnc.com/how.html
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  • Gekko1
    Just use remote desktop from your workstation, and connect to the server using the dns name or IP address. It works great! I use remote desktop to connect to all my W2k and W3K servers.
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  • ELPUEBLO
    assuming you want to do this through Microsoft's "remote desktop" and not a 3rd party program 1) if you haven't already you may need to aquire and install Terminal Server Client Access Licenses (aquired from Microsoft) 2)In Add/Remove Programs Control Panel go to add remove windows components 3)add Terminal Services and Terminal Services Licensing ON XP Machine Use Remote Desktop Connection (default location is in Start Menu Accessories > Communications. I think that's all you need (if any one knows more please reply) ELPUEBLO
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  • Bigshybear
    Two parts to the answer, Remote control and VPN Part 1. Remote control, need a program at both the Windows XP end and the Windows 2000 server end, both are already there. Windows XP - in 'All Programs''Accessories' 'Communications' there is a program 'Remote Desktop Connection' you'll use this on the workstation side. On the Windows 2000 Server, you'll need to make sure that Terminal server is installed. In Remote Administration Mode you do not need to purchase any licenses. Go into 'Settings' 'Control Panel' 'Add/Remove Programs' 'Add/Remove Windows Components' and look for 'Terminal Services'. Make sure it is checked (installed). If not, check it to install it. The next page you select the mode 'Remote Administration mode'. With Terminal Services installed you can use the Remote Desktop Connection to connect up to the server, and log in as an Administrator. I don't remember if the login has to be a member of 'Domain Admins' or just 'Administrators', I always log in as 'Administrator'. Part 2. Remote connection to the network (VPN). If you are going to try to connect to the server from somewhere outside of the network, you are going to need to VPN into the network. How you do this will vary depending on the firewall you are using. Every good firewall I have looked at allows you to set up VPN's in the firewall. Look at the documentation for the firewall. Or, if necessary, you can use the Windows 2000 Server as the VPN endpoint, with the caveat the security on this is mediocre. Server side PPTP setup: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/advanced/help/default.asp?url=/windows2000/en/advanced/help/sag_RASS_scen_pptp_rc.htm Client side VPN setup: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305550
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  • Ladrick
    Setup a VPN Connection between the two and use WinVNC if the IP of the W2k Server is dynamically allocated create an account at dyndns.com to link a hostname e.g. myw2kserver.dyndns.org to the ip via dnsdns ip-updater... Depending on your network setup you may need to allow port 1723 and icmp 389 to accept incoming connections and depending on how secure you want it to be you could set up an IPSec shared key.
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  • Bladish
    I am assuming that both machines in question are on the same network, ie LAN and that you want to connect to the server for remote admin purposes (not actually use the server as a terminal server). Below are the installation instructions for terminal services in remote administration mode for the windows server 2000 OS: To Install Terminal Services 1. Insert the Windows 2000 Server CD-ROM into the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. 2. If a dialog box appears automatically after you insert the CD-ROM, click Install Add-on Components. If no dialog box appears, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. Double-click Add/Remove Programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components. 3. In the list of components, click to select the Terminal Services check box. 4. Click to clear the Terminal Services Licensing check box if it is selected. You do not need this service for Remote Administration mode. Click Next. 5. Click Remote Administration Mode, and then click Next. 6. The Terminal Services Wizard runs and installs Terminal Services. Close the wizard when it is finished, and then reboot your computer if you are prompted to do so. This is taken directly from here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;300847&sd=tech This article describes a client installation procedure, but since your using windows xp you don't have to perform it as the xp operating system already has the client. It is called remote desktop connection and can be found in programs/accessories/communications. After you get the terminal services installed on the w2k server you should be able to fire up the remote desktop client and input the server name/ip address and connect to the server. That is the basics of it. There are configuration settings that can be changed...you could find these under the administrative tools menu on the server or if your running Active Directory there are GPO's as well. Brian
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  • Jcan123
    First you need to ensure that proper protection is in place - firewall etc. Then you need to open the proper ports in the firewall. Then install/ activate RRAS on the W2k server and configure it to accept connections from your Win XP client. That's about it.
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  • ChinaBJ
    configuring your W2k Server with terminal service first, then using remote cotrol in Programs|Accessories| comunications to connect the server. You can use sever's name or IP address of the server to connect it.
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  • Ramizm
    You didnot define if you need to make the remote access from your network (inside your office) or from your home (outside your office) because they are different idea and they have different configuration.
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  • Petroleumman
    Hello, You can use Terminal Services on the W2k server and Remote Desktop Connection from your XP machine to establish a remote access session. To begin, set Terminal Services on your W2K server to Remote Administration mode. This is the default setting so you shouldn't have to make any changes.If you do need to change the mode, it is done through Windows Components, not through TS manager. TS also supports Application mode which is used to allow client access via TS. Application mode will require you to purchase CAL's for users where Remote Administration mode does not. Remote administration mode provides you with 2 connections. This value cannot be changed. Next, add user accounts or groups to the Terminal Services User group in Active Directory. The administrator account is granted access by default and any user accounts should be members of the Domain Admin's group. Now you all set on the server side. From your XP machine, open Remote Desktop (start => programs => accessories => Communications => Remote desktop)and enter the NetBIOS name or the server's IP address into the connection box and click connect to begin your session. Remote Desktop can be used to remote access any server computer running W2K SP4 or above since they support TS. Good Luck!
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  • Saratusthra
    Just go to Programs/Accesories/Communication and launch the Remote Desktop Connection. Enter the WK2 IP Address and it will take you to a log on window. The Terminal Services service has to be enabled on the target system and may be set to Automatic so it will start by itself. Good luck!
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  • Ladrick
    But to be honest I have never setup an IPsec based VPN only PTPP which is much easier if anyone has a good guide to creating a IPSec VPN for remote sites I would love to see it...check out this for site for PTPP http://people.ecsc.co.uk/~matt/docs/pptpvpn/vpnXP/vpnXP.html BTW I really wouldn't bother using RDP (Windows Remote Desktop) its just way to cumbersome, VNC may be a little insecure as the encrypted password is easy to crack but if your after security you can use ultravnc which is much better on the security side just a little flakey compared to tight or real. But keep in mind PTPP is generally quite easy to crack check out: http://crimemachine.com/Tuts/Flash/pptp-vpn.html this guy makes it look just to easy...I haven't tried it yet but would be a little bit of fun. But hey I use ptpp to access my remote sites (dialup accounts as broadband is still unavailable in certain areas) with realvnc set to 8bit colour works beautifully, the only problem I ever have is with the dyndns updater not updating the IP (rarely) but a quick phone call ask them to "Update IP" and I'm set. The next best solution is to actually spend some cash and get a router with VPN functionality and install Windows Terminal Services in which case you would use RDP. Or if you've got alot of cash get a system like sonicwall. Hope I've been some help......P.S. If anyone can help with IPsec msg me.
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  • Aliyani
    Hi, Thank you for the useful helps.all of your help was wonderfull. ------ Regards Mahnaz
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