Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 9:49 AM (in response to JustinGN)
I get the impression that you are trying to overcomplicate the things.
The setup you are thinking about may work but keep the IT as simple as you can.
If you want to support other computers securely over the internet there are system to do it.
http://www.teamviewer.com which is used by many IT professional and big companies to support remote users.
Very safe, free for not commercial use.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 11:01 AM (in response to tzbikowski)
Having used TeamViewer at home for my Windows box, I've become unimpressed with how it refuses to let me easily disable the service, eats random amounts of CPU and Memory when not in use, and randomly spins up my hard disks to page data. I'm also not thrilled with solutions like LogMeIn or Join.Me, nor do they solve the problem at hand.
Ultimately, I want Domain Admin-like control over these machines at all times, so I can do the routine maintenance, software upgrades, etc that are needed, that way the users (family) can go about their business without trouble. In essence, I want to be the proverbial man behind the curtain.