[Dshield] distributing windows updates (was: Proxy
jholmblad at aol.com
Wed Oct 22 19:40:00 GMT 2003
first thanks for the pointer to the cygwin site.
Second, regarding your question on "remote assistance" here is what
the Windows help file says about the "remote assistance" service.
About Remote Assistance
Sometimes the best way to fix a problem is to have someone show
you how. Remote Assistance is a convenient way for a friend in another
location to connect to your computer from another
computer running a compatible operating system, such as Microsoft
Windows XP, and walk you through your solution.
After your friend is connected, he or she will be able to view
your computer screen and chat online with you in real time about what
you both see. With your permission, your friend can even use
his or her mouse and keyboard to work with you on your computer.
Both you and your assistant must be using either Windows
Messenger or a MAPI-compliant e-mail account such as Microsoft Outlook
or Outlook Express. You and your assistant need to
be connected to the Internet while using Remote Assistance.
If you are working on a corporate or local area network,
firewalls might stop you from using Remote Assistance. In this case,
check with your network a administrator before using Remote
From this and from reading a short section in WStanek's "Windows XP
Professional Administrator's Pocket Consultant" on this service and on
RDP (pp145-148) I surmise that this remote assistance service obviously
bypasses the simultaneouse active user restrictions of RDP. And in fact
the procedure for enabling the two services is distinct as explained in
Stanek's text. I expect there is a Microsoft knowledge base article or
two on these features as well at the Microsoft www site.
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