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Remote Assistance, with Win2K user as "Expert"

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Anonymous
April 25, 2004 1:42:37 AM

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I know all the documentation says Remote Assistance can only be performed
from a Windows XP computer to a Windows XP computer. But seriously, Remote
Assistance is just a modified Terminal Services implementation. I find it
difficult to believe Microsoft re-wrote Terminal Services from scratch just
to avoid allowing remote assistance from a non-XP machine.

There has to be a way to let an expert use a Win2K or other Remote Desktop
or Terminal Services client to connect to a Windows XP machine with a Remote
Assistance invitation active. Is it a matter of providing a certain set of
credentials to the target machine automatically? Let's look at this remote
assistance invite for example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Unicode" ?><UPLOADINFO
TYPE="Escalated"><UPLOADDATA USERNAME="[username-deleted]"
RCTICKET="65538,1,[ip.address.deleted]:3389;[machine-name-deleted]:3389,*,[r
andom-token-deleted],*,*,[random-token-deleted]" RCTICKETENCRYPTED="1"
DtStart="1082822345" DtLength="60" PassStub="[passstub-deleted]" L="1"
/></UPLOADINFO>

So... there has to be a way to convert all the tokens, secret stuff, etc
into usable credentials to plug into a terminal services or remote desktop
client.

Is it as easy as inserting the two tokens into the Username and Domain
fields, and the Passstub contents into the password field? Or is it even
simpler than that, where I already know the username and the user's given me
the RA invitation password some other way like calling me and I just use
that?

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Anonymous
April 25, 2004 10:17:33 AM

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I believe that W2003 supports Remote Assistance. Other than that the answer is still no...

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"Gordon Fecyk" <gordonf@pan-am.ca> wrote in message news:uohLt7mKEHA.3568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I know all the documentation says Remote Assistance can only be performed
> from a Windows XP computer to a Windows XP computer. But seriously, Remote
> Assistance is just a modified Terminal Services implementation. I find it
> difficult to believe Microsoft re-wrote Terminal Services from scratch just
> to avoid allowing remote assistance from a non-XP machine.
>
> There has to be a way to let an expert use a Win2K or other Remote Desktop
> or Terminal Services client to connect to a Windows XP machine with a Remote
> Assistance invitation active. Is it a matter of providing a certain set of
> credentials to the target machine automatically? Let's look at this remote
> assistance invite for example:
>
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="Unicode" ?><UPLOADINFO
> TYPE="Escalated"><UPLOADDATA USERNAME="[username-deleted]"
> RCTICKET="65538,1,[ip.address.deleted]:3389;[machine-name-deleted]:3389,*,[r
> andom-token-deleted],*,*,[random-token-deleted]" RCTICKETENCRYPTED="1"
> DtStart="1082822345" DtLength="60" PassStub="[passstub-deleted]" L="1"
> /></UPLOADINFO>
>
> So... there has to be a way to convert all the tokens, secret stuff, etc
> into usable credentials to plug into a terminal services or remote desktop
> client.
>
> Is it as easy as inserting the two tokens into the Username and Domain
> fields, and the Passstub contents into the password field? Or is it even
> simpler than that, where I already know the username and the user's given me
> the RA invitation password some other way like calling me and I just use
> that?
>
> --
> PGP key (0x0AFA039E): <http://www.pan-am.ca/consulting@pan-am.ca.asc&gt;
> What's a PGP Key? See <http://www.pan-am.ca/free.html&gt;
> GOD BLESS AMER, er, THE INTERNET. <http://vmyths.com/rant.cfm?id=401&page=4&gt;
>
>
Anonymous
April 27, 2004 3:53:38 AM

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Windows XP (Home & Pro) and Windows 2003 Server are the only released
OS's that support Remote Assistance...

Jeffrey Randow (Windows Net. & Smart Display MVP)
jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com

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On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 06:17:33 -0500, "Sooner Al"
<SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote:

>I believe that W2003 supports Remote Assistance. Other than that the answer is still no...
!