Remote Desktop Connection



Adepenguin
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Hello
I am currently using "remote desktop connection", I am impressed with the
speed and stability of it, but I would like to know if any one has found any
serious security issues involved in useing it.
Also when two people log on remotley as Administrator, does this drop the
account on the machine and drop any programs running. My bussines partner
and I both logged on remotley as Administrators and this caused a fatal error
and caused the server to reboot.

Thank you in advanced for any help offered

Adrian
:o)

Shenan Stanley
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Adepenguin wrote:
> I am currently using "remote desktop connection", I am impressed with
> the speed and stability of it, but I would like to know if any one
> has found any serious security issues involved in useing it.
> Also when two people log on remotley as Administrator, does this drop
> the account on the machine and drop any programs running. My
> bussines partner and I both logged on remotley as Administrators and
> this caused a fatal error and caused the server to reboot.
>
> Thank you in advanced for any help offered

What is the host? (XP Pro, Windows 2003?)

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--

Adepenguin
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> Adepenguin wrote:
> > I am currently using "remote desktop connection", I am impressed with
> > the speed and stability of it, but I would like to know if any one
> > has found any serious security issues involved in useing it.
> > Also when two people log on remotley as Administrator, does this drop
> > the account on the machine and drop any programs running. My
> > bussines partner and I both logged on remotley as Administrators and
> > this caused a fatal error and caused the server to reboot.
> >
> > Thank you in advanced for any help offered
>
> What is the host? (XP Pro, Windows 2003?)
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> Windows 2003 I have to admit (been a Linux fan) this is a very nice OS, easy to work with and very well put together. I am lost for choices on how to do things, ( I have to admit installing and updating I felt like a child in a candy shop) :o)
>
>

Bigbruva
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Remote desktop has been around for a while (using various different names)
and has proven to be pretty secure for example the data passed between the
client and the server is encrypted and you have to authenticate as an
administrator before a connection is allowed.
You can have 2 connections remotely AND one logon at the server itself
(called the server console session)
However, I would not recommend using this feature as a remote working tool
on a server as it is only designed for remote administration tasks not as a
remote desktop for running client applications (that is what Terminal Server
is for)

Running user applications in this mode can cause serious performance and
reliability issues on the server and as you are running as an administrator
in this window you are more likely to expose the server to security threats
too. Some client applications can cause the fatal error you described if
they are run simultaneously on the same server as they may be using some
hard coded path to a file or DLL on the server which will cause a conflict.
There are tricks you can use on a Terminal Server to try and get around this
but I don't think they will work with remote desktop. You would be better
off enabling this feature on a Windows XP client on your network and remote
controlling that so that you don't risk taking a server down.

Does that help?

BB

"Adepenguin" <Adepenguin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:06B7EFEB-FDE2-440A-BE95-F038252ADF53@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
>
>> Adepenguin wrote:
>> > I am currently using "remote desktop connection", I am impressed with
>> > the speed and stability of it, but I would like to know if any one
>> > has found any serious security issues involved in useing it.
>> > Also when two people log on remotley as Administrator, does this drop
>> > the account on the machine and drop any programs running. My
>> > bussines partner and I both logged on remotley as Administrators and
>> > this caused a fatal error and caused the server to reboot.
>> >
>> > Thank you in advanced for any help offered
>>
>> What is the host? (XP Pro, Windows 2003?)
>>
>> --
>> Shenan Stanley
>> MS-MVP
>> --
>> Windows 2003 I have to admit (been a Linux fan) this is a very nice OS,
>> easy to work with and very well put together. I am lost for choices on
>> how to do things, ( I have to admit installing and updating I felt like a
>> child in a candy shop) :o)
>>
>>

Adepenguin
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
"Bigbruva" wrote:

> Remote desktop has been around for a while (using various different names)
> and has proven to be pretty secure for example the data passed between the
> client and the server is encrypted and you have to authenticate as an
> administrator before a connection is allowed.
> You can have 2 connections remotely AND one logon at the server itself
> (called the server console session)
> However, I would not recommend using this feature as a remote working tool
> on a server as it is only designed for remote administration tasks not as a
> remote desktop for running client applications (that is what Terminal Server
> is for)
>
> Running user applications in this mode can cause serious performance and
> reliability issues on the server and as you are running as an administrator
> in this window you are more likely to expose the server to security threats
> too. Some client applications can cause the fatal error you described if
> they are run simultaneously on the same server as they may be using some
> hard coded path to a file or DLL on the server which will cause a conflict.
> There are tricks you can use on a Terminal Server to try and get around this
> but I don't think they will work with remote desktop. You would be better
> off enabling this feature on a Windows XP client on your network and remote
> controlling that so that you don't risk taking a server down.
>
> Does that help?
>
> BB
>Yes it does thank you very much.
>
>
> "Adepenguin" <Adepenguin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:06B7EFEB-FDE2-440A-BE95-F038252ADF53@microsoft.com...
> >
> >
> > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
> >
> >> Adepenguin wrote:
> >> > I am currently using "remote desktop connection", I am impressed with
> >> > the speed and stability of it, but I would like to know if any one
> >> > has found any serious security issues involved in useing it.
> >> > Also when two people log on remotley as Administrator, does this drop
> >> > the account on the machine and drop any programs running. My
> >> > bussines partner and I both logged on remotley as Administrators and
> >> > this caused a fatal error and caused the server to reboot.
> >> >
> >> > Thank you in advanced for any help offered
> >>
> >> What is the host? (XP Pro, Windows 2003?)
> >>
> >> --
> >> Shenan Stanley
> >> MS-MVP
> >> --
> >> Windows 2003 I have to admit (been a Linux fan) this is a very nice OS,
> >> easy to work with and very well put together. I am lost for choices on
> >> how to do things, ( I have to admit installing and updating I felt like a
> >> child in a candy shop) :o)
> >>
> >>
>
>
>


Remote Desktop Connection