User Workstation to Administer Domain Server

April 22, 2013 at 10:21:19
Specs: Windows 7
We have a Windows Server 2003 setup as a Domain Controller on our LAN.

I have a workstation (WIN 7 Pro) on the same LAN that is currently not part of the domain but rather is on the default (WORKGROUP).

I have Administrator access for Windows Server 2003 and am able to dabble with it at the server itself.

However, I would like to access the server from my WIN7 Workgroup PC that is on the same LAN as if I was sitting right in front of the server computer.

I was able to do this with Remote Desktop, but sometimes it would work and sometimes it would not, reasons unknown.

Since my workgroup PC is on the same LAN and not at a remote location, is there another way than using RDP?


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April 22, 2013 at 12:59:54
Join the workstation to the domain. Then you'll be able to use the AD administration tools on it.

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April 22, 2013 at 13:59:40
When I join the PC to the domain, it looks like just another user workstation although I'm logged in as the Admin.

So how do I Admin the domain once I've joined it?


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April 22, 2013 at 16:11:57
You use the MMC console

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