Stories, and bit rot, from the IT Support Trenches

sms2003_150x70We have a VBscript job that SMS 2003 runs weekly on all our client computers.

Amongst other things, it sets the Permission Required flag for SMS Remote Control.
In other words, it’s the "Permission Required for someone to remotely control my computer, from elsewhere".  Normally this is a good idea.

Permission Required.

After hours, one of my co-workers needed to remote control a users computer, and the user wasn’t there.

My quick solution?*

Edit the vbscript to change the flag, then remotely run the script.

Problem solved.

* Remote Registry access was broken.  And WMI was not healthy.
  (the registry key is: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Client\Client Components\Remote Control\Permission Required .