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

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

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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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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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Install RSAT

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Install RSAT

 

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

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Hello,

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

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Teamviewer, LogMeIn, WebEx.

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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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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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"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.teamviewer.com/en/help/38-Which-operating-systems-are-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

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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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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

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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.

Never heard that before. What can't Teamviewer do that Window's RDP can?

Another vote for Teamviewer here. I love being able to access my machines from my phone regardless of where I am.

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There is one thing that rdp does better but that isn't for debate here.

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TeamViewer is not free for commercial usage.

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There is one thing that rdp does better but that isn't for debate here.

And what is that? And why wouldn't it be for debate or discussion.

As to not free for commercial use - who said it was? The question was

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

Don't see any remarks that the option had to be free? Nor did the OP mention that he was doing this commercially? So its possible he could use the FREE option, or is willing to pay for it, etc. To be honest that comment is such a non sequitur not even sure why I am responding to it ;)

Here I can play along if we are just going to start making comments about stuff.

Grass is green, and the sun is warm!

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I have found that rdp has better color representation than team viewer or logmein. When viewing x-rays, it is much better on rdp, team viewer and logmein looks like 256 color, which is good enough to administrate.

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Hmmm - yeah a bit of tangent to remote administration ;) I can honestly say I will just take your word on that since I don't believe I have ever tried to look at an xray over any sort of connection.

But I would be curious what your TV or other software settings were for colors and such to help make the remote connection faster.

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Default settings played with colors to help with representation for X-ray and nothing helped with logmein or teamviewer. It was useless to snowed in doctors and had to revert to rdp for accurate representation for diagnosis. there was also logicon that helped out more for dentists that had it installed, but it was still better to them to be able to have accurate representation.

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So you tried the true color option?

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What about installing the TV monitor driver?

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That might of been a good question to ask TV support about.. Curious to what their response would of been.. Because that sort of use is something I would think they would want to promote ;)

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Haven't been in that environment in a while. About 2 years now at the least, they could have made improvements.

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Oh god. If people don't know any better than suggesting you to use teamviewer (which is meant for client-to-client) then go ahead.

 

Other than that use either shell or rdp. I am not going to argue here, anyone dealing with servers from day to day will tell you TW is not the right thing to go with. Period.

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