controlling windows box with OS X
Is there a way to control a windows machine with an OS X machine? Something VNC like?
If you're running Win2k with Terminal Services or WindowsXP, you can use RDC on the OS X box:
right, but you have to pay for one terminal services license. But you're going to get much better performance than you get with VNC so if you are willing to pay it's well worth it.
Is that true, having to buy a TS licence that is, if you run it simply as an Administrator connection?
what is the cost of terminal services? I want to have my windows box in the closet, and my powerbook on my desk. I do cross platform development so I want the "Best" vs. "Best value." However, only to a certain point. If terminal services licence is $79, that is ok. If it is $1200, that might be an issue.
I believe, but not positive, that you are looking at $1000.
Michael H. Pryor
Being that the original question was how to "control a windows machine", I don't believe a TS license is required. Both TS and RDS in 2000 Server and XP Pro, respectively, have a "Remote Administration Mode". Setting the TS or RDS to use this mode will limit the number of concurrent connections (2, I believe) and does not require any additional licensing. However, it may only be used to administer the machine - you may not run "productivity" applications on the machine via TS or RDS in order to avoid installing them on the machine(s) from which you are connecting.
I am no expert, but this is what I figure.
Just me (Sir to you)
There's no need to pay for any licenses, if all you want is a single connection to a Windows 2000 Server, or Windows XP Pro (or Windows 2003 Server).
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