Well thanks, but I've been doing that for a couple of years/computers now.
Most of the time it just sits there sharing files and printing documents.
However, there are times I do need to sit down at it's UI. Checking event
log, installing software, seeing if there is a problem with one of the
printers (if someone isn't getting a printout, is their PC or the "server"),
etc. As I said, those times are rare (couple of times a week at most), but
there are times when I need to "get on" that PC. I've done IS type of work
in the past, and for the last 5 years have been a senior software developer
for a medical diagnostics company; I'm no stranger to NT or networking. My
question is weather I can remotely access that windows 2000 box from my XP
station. I was hoping there was some MCSE or equivalent that could give me,
if not an answer, at least the right direction to go looking for one.
It sounds to me that you just want to share the files and printers with the
other machines. You don't need to CONTROL the machine, just use file and
printer sharing. Setup a standard TCP/IP network, and configure the extra
machine to share the files and printers. No extra software is needed.
> Is this possible? I popped in the XP disk (into the Win2k box) and choose
> other and put in the Remote Desktop client. I can see my XP box from the
> Win2k box OK(home LAN), but that isn't what I want. I want to run my Win2k
> box from my XP box. The Win2k box is a file and print server that I don't
> even have a monitor or keyboard on. It has a switchbox with my wife's PC.
> would be nice if for the few times I need to get on that box I could just
> it remotely. I suppose I could upgrade it to XP too, but it's only a
> PC with 128MB RAM. As I said, it's a kind of "server" for us, it has a big
> HDD and 3 parallel ports for our printers. I sure don't access it enough
> justify buying PCAnywhere. I also heard that PCA messes up the login
> even with the new 10.5 version. The stuff I found on the web and in the MS
> Knowledge base keep referring to terminal services, which don't come with
> Win2k Pro, only server. Is there a way to install terminal services on
> Pro Workstation? I have MSDN so I have a Win2k server CD avaible to me.