How to access user clients computers to remove computers

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by LMI, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. LMI

    LMI Guest

    Is there a way to access users computers from my admin computer to remove
    programs without them knowing im in there?
     
    LMI, Dec 7, 2005
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  2. Don't they know you are there when the programs disappear? The answer
    is yes after hours. XP is easy to remote in. Others you need to walk
    to unless you did some ultravnc type of program.

    Jim B. SBS MVP
    I don't have much to say but it can be found here
    http://msmvps.com/bgb/
     
    Jim Behning SBS MVP, Dec 7, 2005
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  3. LMI

    Rick F Guest

    But the user will know you did that because the your username will be on the
    ctrl-alt-del screen or it won't be theirs. I've ran into this because the
    users install non-business software and even though there is a policy to not
    do this, they still do. And management doesn't bother to enforce it either.
    As a tech person, you just want it off. One solution is setup in your GPO's
    to not show the last logged in user so they won't know that someone else
    logged into their computer plus this is a security benefit. :)

    Back in the day, I had a user that kept installing AOL. I would remove it
    and he would just reinstall it. Finally I removed it and created a folder
    under Program Files with the AOL name and gave him DENY access to it. Next
    time he tried to install it, it would error out and he wasn't smart enough
    to change the name of the folder when installing. Finally when he ask why he
    couldn't install it, I said look on page 53 in the policy manual. End of
    story. :)
     
    Rick F, Dec 7, 2005
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  4. LMI

    LMI Guest

    How could i do this ini XP i know that remote connect the user has to
    authorize conenction so they would know. Is there a way to sneek around this?
     
    LMI, Dec 7, 2005
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  5. There is no sneaking during working hours. If you are in then they are
    out. As the other person mentioned if you have not edited your group
    policy so that it does not show the last person logged on then you
    leave a trace. You get it using rdp aka mstsc. If you do not have a
    company policy of no installation of programs then it sounds like a
    losing effort. It is also a losing effort if you let users be
    administrators of their workstations.

    Jim B. SBS MVP
    I don't have much to say but it can be found here
    http://msmvps.com/bgb/
     
    Jim Behning SBS MVP, Dec 7, 2005
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  6. LMI

    LMI Guest

    No some users need to be admin to run software. My concern would be after
    hours were i could log onto certain PC's that have admin rights (for
    programing purposes) and see what they install. I would do this at night when
    everyone is out and off the computers. Can i use any program.
     
    LMI, Dec 7, 2005
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  7. LMI

    Rick F Guest

    Rick F, Dec 7, 2005
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  8. LMI

    LMI Guest

    Is there anything for a Win XP boxes?

     
    LMI, Dec 7, 2005
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  9. LMI

    Rick F Guest

    It works for XP. Just take a look at GenControl or search the Internet for
    VNC.

    Rick F
     
    Rick F, Dec 7, 2005
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