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On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 16:18:46 +0000 (UTC), "Oliver Giesen" <ogware at gmx.net> wrote: >Not only that. Given the appropriate permissions, you could have pretty >much done all of this from a GUI as well (without having to install any >additional tools - it's all there in the default Win2K install). You >could remotely control services (and a whole lot else) of an NT-class >computer using the Microsoft Management Console (Right-click "My >Computer", select "Manage", right-click the root node, select "Connect >to another computer"). Didn't know about that. I will test over VPN and check if it actually is workable over a slow link. Most often those GUI tools need a lot of data that slows down things... > >You could also edit a remote registry using regedt32.exe (Choose >Registry|Select Computer). If you need to edit user keys, you could >simply temporarily "import" their "hive" (i.e. their ntuser.dat from >their profile directory) into your own registry and edit them there. My experience is that using RegEdit or RegEdt32 to a remote computer via a slow connection invariably drives me nuts. It is soooooo sloooow and suddenly the connection drops also. :-( Probably works fine in a 100 Mbps LAN environment. But reg.exe was a new discovery for me and it did solve the problem of modifying registry entries on a remote computer *from my own*, didn't even have to create the remote command prompt. > >For everything that isn't possible via these two tools or VNC, there's >always the PsTools commandline tool collection from >http://www.sysinternals.com . E.g. PsExec allows you to run commands >remotely. PsService allows full remote control over services. >PsShutdown can be used to shutdown/restart a remote machine and so on... > The SysInternal tools are really a *must have* for admins. I use a few of them myself. /Bo (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)