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Remote Desktop Operation

Instead of using U-Move to make a remote connection to the server, you can instead use your own remote desktop software. Examples of remote desktop software include PCAnywhere, DameWare, and Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

Requirements

To run U-Move inside of remote desktop software, the target server must have a graphical user interface (GUI). The server must not be running Server Core because Server Core does not provide a GUI.

You will need to install the remote desktop software on the target server. You will also need to install U-Move on the target server.

The server does not need a GUI if you are connecting remotely.


Remote Desktop Operation for Backup

U-Move is designed to run inside of remote desktop software such as PCAnywhere, DameWare, and Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP). No special procedures are necessary.


Remote Desktop Operation for Restore

U-Move is designed to run inside of remote desktop software. No special procedures are necessary.

Windows Server 2003: If the target destination computer is already a domain controller (DC) you will need to temporarily reboot into Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) to do the restore. DSRM is a 'safe' boot mode that runs minimal services. Booting DSRM might terminate remote desktop service on the computer. So when booting DSRM you might need to be physically located at the server's console.

If the server is not already a DC then you can use remote desktop software. This is because there is no DSRM on a non-DC. However for best practice we recommend using the console so that you have the option to undo the restore operation if necessary. Undo on Windows Server 2003 requires DSRM. See Directory Services Restore Mode.


How to Turn on Remote Desktop

See Remote Server Management (server side).