Remotely Administering Client Computers
0 Invitations for Remote Assistance can be sent through Windows Messenger, email, and the transfer of invitation files.
0 The operator of the client workstation, the individual receiving Remote Assistance, is in complete control of the Remote Assistance session.
0 Terminal Services and Remote Assistance Group Policy settings can govern configuration and security for all remote connectivity that relates to Remote Assistance. No local configuration settings can override those that are set in Terminal Services and Remote Assistance Group Policy.
0 Remote Assistance can be blocked at the firewall by closing TCP port 3389; across the network, or on the local system through Remote Assistance Group Policy by disabling Solicit Remote Assistance and Offer Remote Assistance. This can also be completed at the client by clearing the "Allow Remote Assistance invitations to be sent from this computer" check box.
0 For external clients to connect to systems on an internal network,TCP port 3389 must be opened, at a minimum.Windows Messenger (TCP port 1863) is not required for remote connectivity associated with Remote Assistance or Remote Desktop for Administration.
0 Several new features greatly enhance the experience and security of Terminal Services and Remote Desktop for Administration.The most prominent features are audio redirection, Group Policy integration, and display enhancements that include greater color depth and screen resolution.
0 Terminal Services GPOs govern configuration and security for all remote connectivity that relates to Remote Desktop for Administration. No local configuration settings can override those set in Terminal Services Group Policy.
0 Any member of the local Administrators group can connect to the server through Remote Desktop for Administration without being explicitly listed as a Remote Desktop User.
0 Remote Desktop Connection is used for Remote Desktop for Server
Administration. Older versions of the Terminal Services client will not work. All that is required on the remote host is that Remote Desktop is enabled in Start |Control Panel System Properties | Remote.
0 Enabling bitmap caching for all types of network connections, and only the graphical features that do not degrade the session performance can optimize Remote Desktop for Administration connections.
0 Logging off will terminate a Remote Desktop for Administration session, closing all running applications that were started by the remote network administrator. Disconnecting from a session leaves all applications running, but the session is not accessible by other clients.
0 Remote Desktop Connection sessions can be created through the Remote Desktops snap-in of the MMC.The "Connect to console" option allows a network administrator to connect directly to the server's console session.
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