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Why not use Windows RemoteDesktop support to gain access to the CVSNT server's control panel. Booly mentioned he was doing this in a LAN environment & for admin access he just needs another ActiveDirectory account (or existing to be added to the servers admin group). FYI To enable RemoteDesktop support, go to emote tab on system properties. Cheers, Brian "Bo Berglund" <bo.berglund at system3r.se> wrote in message news:67q4a29eb3lk9ql7bt4akubbuhse34ae7c at 4ax.com... > On Wed, 28 Jun 2006 12:18:06 +0100, Tony Hoyle > <tony.hoyle at march-hare.com> wrote: > > > In order to make it available to a *system* admin to do remotely a > better way in my mind would be to make the CVSNT control panel > application able to connect via the network to the server PC and then > present the same dialogs as always in the control panel. This would > surely beat the discussed methods security wise. > On connection the system would validate the user as an admin too. > > If you look at Microsofts RegEdit as an example it has a menu command: > File/ConnectNetworkRegistry that allows it to operate on a remote PC. > Similar for Microsofts Service Manager. > > Could you not do it this way instead???? > > > /Bo Berglund