The day-to-day administration of any server rarely occurs at the server. Instead, administrators commonly connect to servers remotely.
The servers are humming along smoothly in a cool (and sometimes downright cold) server room protected with physical security. Administrators are often in a comfortable office running a desktop system like Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. When administration is necessary, they connect to the servers remotely.
With this in mind, you need to know how to configure the servers for remote administration and connect to the servers from your desktop. Either that, or you will spend your time in the server room bundled up in a parka in the middle of the summer.
In this chapter, ...