Emergency Management Services Technical Reference

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Emergency Management Services Technical Reference

Emergency Management Services is a feature of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating systems that supports remote management and remote system recovery for servers that are not accessible through a standard network connection, such as a local area network (LAN) or the Internet. By using Emergency Management Services in conjunction with other software and hardware components, you can remotely perform tasks such as recovering unresponsive servers or powering servers off and on, even if you cannot access the servers through a conventional connection. Emergency Management Services can also help you to save space, energy, and the cost of hardware because it supports servers that are configured without a locally attached keyboard, monitor, or mouse.

Emergency Management Services helps you to return servers to a state where you can manage them using standard tools — Windows technologies that rely on a standard network connection. These tools include Microsoft Management Console (MMC), Systems Management Server, Telnet, Terminal Services Remote Desktop for Administration, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), and the Remote Command Service (Rcmd.exe and Rcmdsvc.exe).

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