- Remote administration
Remote administration refers to any method of controlling a
computerfrom a remote location.
Software that allows remote administration is becoming increasingly common and is often used when it is difficult or impractical to be physically near a system in order to use it, or in order to access web material that is not available in one's location, for example viewing the
BBC iPlayerfrom outside the United Kingdom. A remote location may refer to a computer in the next room or one on the other side of the world. It may also refer to both legal and illegal (i.e. hacking) remote administration (see 0wned).
For non-malicious administration, the user must install or enable server software on the host system in order to be viewed. Then the user/client can access the host system from another
computerusing the installed software.
Usually, both systems should be connected to the internet, and the
IP addressof the host/server system must be known. Remote administration is therefore less practical if the host uses a dial-up modem, which is not constantly online and often has a Dynamic IP.
When the client connects to the host computer, a window showing the Desktop of the host usually appears. The client may then control the host as if he/she were sitting right in front of it.
Certain versions of
Windows XPhave a built-in remote administration package called Remote Desktop Connection. A free cross-platform alternative is VNC, which offers similar functionality.
Common tasks for which remote administration is used
Controlling one's own computer from a remote location (e.g. to access the software on a personal computer from an internet café).
*Shutting down or rebooting another computer over a network
*Editing another computer's registry settings
*Modifying system services
*Installing software on another machine
*Modifying logical groups
*Remotely assisting others
*Supervising computer or internet usage
*Access to a remote system's "Computer Management" snap-in
Windows Server 2003/2008, Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center and Tablet PC Editions, and Windows VistaUltimate, Enterprise and Business editions come with Microsoft's Remote Desktop client. Windows Server 2003comes with built-in remote administration tools, including a web applicationand a simplified version of Terminal Servicesdesigned for Remote administration. Active Directoryand other features found in Microsoft's Windows NTDomains allow for remote administration of computers that are members of the domain, including editing the registry and modifying system services and access to the system's "Computer Management" Microsoft Management Consolesnap-in.
VNC can be used for remote administration of
computers, however it is increasingly being used as an equivalent of Terminal Servicesand Remote Desktop Protocolfor multi-user environments. Back Orifice, whilst commonly used as a Script Kiddietool, claims to be a remote-administration and system management tool. Critics have previously stated that the capabilities of the software require a very loose definition of what "administration" entails. Linux, UNIXand BSDsupport remote administration via remote login, typically via SSH (The use of the Telnetprotocol has been phased out due to security concerns). X-server connection forwarding, often tunnelled over SSH for security, allows GUIprograms to be used remotely. VNC is also available for these operating systems. Apple Remote Desktopprovides Macintoshusers with remote administration capabilities. Radmin(Famatech Remote Administrator) is also a widely used tool for remote administration with features such as secure passwordauthentication, file sharing, remote shutdown and high frame rate transfers. Scriptlogic's Desktop Authority encompasses remote control as a part of remote management. This solution includes: secure web-based access to client machines, real-time diagnostics and troubleshooting, management of the file system, users/groups, registry, virtual memory, reboots and more - without user interaction, interactive remote monitoring and control of the desktop, supports clients running Windows 98 through XP/2003/Vista. ASA (Automated Systems Administration)is a comprehensive, multipurpose, centralized product, sets new standards in desktop/network systems monitoring, security, simplification, ease-of-use, and affordability for small to large-sized enterprises.
Wireless Remote Administration
Remote administration software has recently started to appear on wireless devices such as the
BlackBerry, Pocket PC, and Palm devices, as well as some mobile phones.
Generally these solutions do not provide the full remote access seen on
softwaresuch as VNCor Terminal Services, but do allow administrators to perform a variety of tasks, such as rebooting computers, resetting passwords, and viewing system event logs, thus reducing or even eliminating the need for system administrators to carry a laptopor be within reach of the office.
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