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How do I administer a PC from a remote location using dial-up?

How do I administer a computer from a remote location using dial-up?

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In most cases you use Terminal Services. TS can be installed for remote administration that allows you to dial into your servers and control them remotely. Or you can use a third-party remote control software such as PCAnywhere. The third-party software option requires significantly less system resources, but you must pay close attention to security restrictions to prevent hijacking.

Editor's Note: For more information on Terminal Services, check out the searchWin2000 Featured Topic Taming Terminal Services.

This was first published in February 2002

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