With Windows 2000 terminal services, it is quite a bit easier to administer your servers remotely. Make sure you have terminal services installed. We chose the option to use terminal services for administration only. On the server side, format a couple of diskettes. Run Start>Programs>Administrative Tools>Terminal Services Client Creator. You will see a screen like this.
Then, on the client side, simply put the first diskette in, run setup, and in typical fashion, just say ok to a bunch of dialog boxes and you are set!
To run the client, select Start>Programs>Terminal Services Client>Terminal Service Client. Just enter a name or IP address of the server you want to administer, and you are ready to rock.
We ran our client on Windows95 running on VMware. And just for fun we have the new Cygwin running on the Windows2000 server we are administering in this picture. For more info on Cygwin click here.
When you log out, your settings are saved for your session. We logged out, leaving the Cygwin window open, and when we logged back in, all was as we left it. Could be pretty nice for those nasty administration sessions.