Allows connectivity to remove servers so that you have a Desktop on your PC
that looks and acts just like your local desktop
Install & Launch
- Windows XP (Launch / Install)
- Launch Remote Desktop - Start Programs, Accessories, Communication,
Remote Desktop Connection.
- Installing Remote Desktop
Via Windows software
Sharing a Remote Desktop Session
- Have both users launch Remote Desktop and login go the server.
On the server, have the person who wants to share his session launch:
Terminal Services Manager.
ex: programs > admin tools > terminal services manager
Right click the other users session, then select 'remote control'
Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
Using MMC with Remote Desktop allows you to have a list of servers you can
connect to and quickly switch between servers.
- Windows XP & Windows Server 2003
- Brief description: The Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack (adminpak.msi)
provides server management tools that allow administrators to remotely
manage Windows 2000 Servers & Windows Server 2003 family servers. This is
the final version (build 3790) of the adminpak.msi file.
- Install Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack -
adminpak.msi (12 mb - version 3790 - 4/8/2003)
- Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7
- Description - Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 enables
IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on
computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or
Windows Server® 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=137379 - download (~222mb)
- Installing Update for Windows (KB958830) (update 1 of 1)...
- Launching: .msc files.
Snap-in failed to initialize.
- Solution: Install "Windows Server 2003
Administration Tools Pack" (adminpak.msi) - see above.
- Error: (Win 7)
MMC could not create the snap-in.
- Solution: Download and install: adminpak.msi (Administration
Creating a .msc file with a list of RDP servers
- Note: I think you need the above installed: "Administration Tools
Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Remote Desktops.
(Note: You can place the .msc file in any directory and directly launch it.)