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Using Win2k server admin tools from Windows 98 desktop

How can I use the administrator tools for my 2000 Server from the Windows 98 machine that is at my desk?
You can only run the Windows 2000 management tools on a Windows 2000 platform (server or professional.) The snap-ins are not compatible with Windows 9x. The simplest way to manage a Windows 2000 server remotely is to install Terminal Services in Administrative mode. This gives you two simultaneous administrator connections to the server. The TS service consumes very little CPU time in admin mode. You can run the TSCLIENT from any Windows platform. I recommend using the advanced client on the SP1 CD. It has a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) interface which simplifies selecting the servers you want to manage. There is also a web client that uses an ActiveX control to interface to the TS service. Very slick and nearly as fast as the standard client.
This was last published in February 2001

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