Mon, May 29 2006 19:10
What access does Remote Web Workplace Give you?
In the newsgroups over the weekend... a thread about RWW came up ...and I wanted to visually show everyone the difference between when you log into Remote Web Workplace as a domain admin (Which you should ensure that you set up an additional admin account and use this when remoting in just to be paranoid) and what it looks like when you log in as a user.
...with a VPN, a user can access only the designated shares on a
server. With RWW, a user can gain full and unrestricted access to a
server, as though they are sitting next to it. That's what remote
server management is about, after all.
Click here to see the difference.
With RWW the user only gains access to their desktop or Terminal server and from there it's only the parts of the server that you want them to have. It's no different than the rights you are setting up inside the firm. Now as Les said, it can be edited to be a smidge more granular.. for example the view that you see of the "user" there is an uber user that has rights to view the more "adminish" things like the Server reports.
But for anyone who thinks that Remote Web Workplace gives you any more rights to a server that the user has now... as you can see there.. that's incorrect. In my office the only "server" I see is the "Application Server" aka the Terminal Server box sitting next to the SBS box.
Remote access can be done in many ways.. but sometimes the biggest hurdle of remote access is finding the right blend of rights, access, benefits and security. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Not fully understanding is a disservice to your clientele.
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