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#1 ultimate99

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:07

Is there another way to manage my server from my laptop than using Remote Desktop Connection, it's running windows server 2012.




#2 Mr.XXIV

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:08

TeamViewer, you'll be able to use your iOS & Android Device to manage the server with TeamViewer as well.



#3 Max Norris

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:11

Depends on what you're managing, a lot the management stuff you can use MMC and connect to the remote machine. Lets you manage services, tasks, partitions, users, event logs, monitor performance, etc etc, same as "Computer Management" but on another machine. If you're comfortable with PowerShell you can set up an SSH server, can do a lot with that.. can do it somewhat with ye olde command prompt but a lot less useful. Don't use it myself but a friend of mine has a few machines running PCMonitor, lets him administer those machines with his phone, kinda sorta like WebMin if you're familiar with that but more streamlined.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:27

TeamViewer, Logmein, depending on the brand of server, there are usually some mgmt direct access options, HP and Dell both have one that gives you access throughout the boot process, even BIOS.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:31

Install RSAT

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:33

Install RSAT

 

Although he'll need to be running Windows 8 on his laptop.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:45

I like LogMeIn, does the job. 



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 13:16

Hello,

Teamviewer. Its just stupid easy to set up, other things are (almost) not worth it (keyword: almost)

#9 Rohdekill

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 13:42

Teamviewer, LogMeIn, WebEx.



#10 AwayfromHere

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 13:45

Hello,

Teamviewer. Its just stupid easy to set up, other things are (almost) not worth it (keyword: almost)

 

While Teamviewer on desktop is a handy choice it's not for servers. The best way for a windows server is still RDP or try some shell access.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 13:48

I use logmein for personal businesses that I take care of. My old company used labtech. It all depends on cost and how much do you want or need to give to the customer. Basic remote support team viewer and logmein work great, you want scripting ,remote install deployments, remote monitoring, reporting,patch management, imaging, etc...well that is going to cost.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 13:50

"While Teamviewer on desktop is a handy choice it's not for servers."

Says who - it runs on servers OSes just like it does on desktop OSes.. There was some thread a while back where the OP was insistent that TV did not run on server OSes.. So the thread took a bit of a side track, until it finally clicked with him that it does too run on servers..

http://www.teamviewe...-supported.aspx

Which operating systems are supported?

TeamViewer is available for the following operating systems:

Windows 2000 / Millennium Edition / NT(Service Pack 6a, at least IE 5.5) / 98*
Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Windows Server 2012 / 2008R2 / 2008 / 2003 / 2000*
Windows Home Server / Home Server 2011

#13 Mr.XXIV

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 14:01

Because TeamViewer allows you to use more than one type of device to access the server + having the ability to secure your account, you wouldn't have to worry. TV is one of the best out there for every device. You can even take control of an Android.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 14:08

TeamViewer, you'll be able to use your iOS & Android Device to manage the server with TeamViewer as well.

TeamViewer also runs on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1/RT



#15 Mr.XXIV

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 14:26

TeamViewer also runs on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1/RT

 

Those too!