There are far better ways of doing this that don't involve cloak and dagger methodologies which are highly counter productive -- i.e. trust destroying. Find one.
I recently read on a forum here how a Father monitored his child's activity by using a remote admin account that allowed him to view, control, or shutdown any PC connected to the network. I would also like to learn how to set this up in my own network. I am currently only using remote desktop which obviously allows the control part, but not the viewing w/o interferring w/ the other user.
My system setup is Dell 750MHz, 640MB RAM, 64MB Vid. RAM, 80GB HD, Pentium 3 running XP Pro. My Acer laptop is a AMD Sempron 3000+, 512MB RAM, 60GB HD, running XP Home. I have a D-Link wireless g router (DI-524+ I think). I have permanent IPs assigned to both PCs and my network is protected by MAC filtering and WPA. If the remote admin will only work on 2 XP Pro machines....please still give me instructions...I will find a way to test it.