"Terminal Services" is the name used in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and earlier, for what is in later versions known as "Remote Desktop Services". It allows its users to run applications on a remote server, sending only mouse/keyboard input and screen updates across the network.

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Server 2008 Static Routing (Terminal Services) Multiple Gateways/Routers

We have two internet connections, both on their own routers. Router 1: 192.168.0.1 / 255.255.255.0 Router 2: 192.168.0.2 / 255.255.255.0 Our terminal server has a single NIC, 192.168.0.3 / ...
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Redirecting only specified COM ports

For some needs, I redirect COM ports onto a TSE server. The problem is that all the ports are redirected which prevents me to use one of these locally, since it's "locked" by the TSE connection. My ...
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RDSH 2012 R2 Printers Duplicating And Cannot Be Removed

I have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Server farm and printers deployed via a VBS Script i.e. Dim objNetwork Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection ...
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Windows server 2003 behind Juniper crashes when connecting using TS through vpn-SSL

One of my customers is running a Windows 2003 server. A provider connects to it using terminal services through a vpn-ssl connection established on the Juniper in front of said server. Since a few ...
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Word 2010 Event 300 Error 0x80070002 on Terminal Server Only

It's a W2012 R2 domain, one of 2 DCs is a Terminal Server. Clients are W7. The problem user can open her files on domain desktops, but not when doing RDC. Event log shows: Event 300 Microsoft Word ...
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How to better track and debug what happens with files stuck in the print spooler?

I have a print server running Windows Server 2012 which is shared in a domain and is used by terminal services clients. The domain network spans between countries using tunnels and in some ...
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Remote Desktop event ID 20499. No noticeable issues

I get a warning event with ID 20499 for TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager.The error is: Remote Desktop Services has taken too long to load the user configuration from server ...
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Reset Internet Explorer settings to default across all users

Is it possible to reset Internet Explorer settings to default across all users in a terminal server environment. Certainly, if the number of users was smaller I could do that manually, but we have to ...
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How to restrict access to local resources with RDS

I've got a RDS setup on Windows server 2012 and I am trying to stop all access to local resources. I've managed to lock down unc network shares i.e \\someserver\myshare and clipboard etc has been ...
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To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the allow log on through terminal services

I am pretty sure that I have given a particular user to access a server, by adding her to RDP group of that server. But she can't access whereas other members of her team can access that machine. How ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 allows many local RDS connections, but only one remote

I'm trying to set up an instance of Server 2008R2 with RDS. I have a 20 User and 20 Device CAL that I can choose from, but either one is not enabling me to have multiple remote connections. I can ...
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Deleting on a shared drive gives false error, why?

I use terminal-server Windows Server 2012 when a user inside the terminal session deletes a file on a shared drive (R: here) and gets the error bellow: Could not find this item This is no longer ...
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Windows Server Certificates external domain

recently setup certificate services on a windows server 2008 internal network. I setup certificate services, generated the certificate, put it in the domain's trusted certificate folder and applied ...
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How to synchronize applications between two terminal-service servers?

We have two terminal-service server and we use Network Load Balancing (NLB) to cluster this two terminal-service servers together. We need to have the same applications installed on the two servers, ...
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Can RDS IP Virtualization work with a single nic that already has multiple static IPs?

According to the MS TechNet article Configure Remote Desktop IP Virtualization, if there are multiple NICs in the server only per-program mode is supported. However if there is only one NIC but it ...
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How to disable RDP access for Administrator

We need to disallow the domain Administrator account to access a server directly via RDP. Our policy is to log on as regular user and then use Run As Admin functionallity. How can we set this up? The ...
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Multiple user logons (Domain, Terminal Services) - How to determine if a user access token is invalid after password change

Our users work in terminal services domain environment. It happens sometimes that users are logged on multiple servers. When security policy forces user to change the password, he changes it on one ...
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Windows Server 2003 as a Session Host in RDS 2012 R2

I'm pretty sure that I know the answer to this question, however, I haven't yet found any information specifically stating what I believe. Is it possible to use a Windows Server 2003 server as a ...
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To VDI or not? Having a central desktop for a group of old computers

I'm planning to work on a contract with a nonprofit organization that supports low-income areas in the South-east Washington D.C. area with computers as a community service so that people can use the ...
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Can the same server be used for both Citrix and Microsoft RemoteApp publishing?

We have a QA team that needs to test both Citrix and Microsoft RemoteApp publishing and we are wondering if the same server could be used for both systems. We already have a Citrix environment but ...
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How do I automatically create desktop environment upon boot of a Windows Server 2012 instance on EC2?

I'm currently running a group of c3.large Windows Server 2012 instances on Amazon EC2. The project we're working on is a little different, we have a Node.js script running that periodically polls ...
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ORACLE Forms app throws error: “Failed to open file: ifrun60_dump_” on terminal server

Scenario We have an ORACLE Forms client application deployed on multiple Windows clients and one Microsoft Terminal Services server. The application has scarce documentation and largely inefficient ...
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Setting permissions for RDP security settings via Group Policy

Is there any way to set settings from the Security tab for a connection in Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration via group policy? I have discovered how to do it via the WMI class ...
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How can I prompt Mac clients connecting to RDS/Terminal Services to change password at first login?

This is my first implementation of Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services; we are using it as a solution for Mac clients that need to run a piece of new Windows-only software. My question is about ...
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Remote Desktop Services Web Interface desktop pool

My goal is to get Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2008 R2 running with a Desktop pool (IE When a user connects, he is directed to 1 of many Remote Desktop servers with the lowest load). ...
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Create self-signed terminal services certificate and install it

The server RDP certificate expires every 6 months and is automatically recreated, meaning I need to re-install the new certificate on the client machines to allow users to save password. Is there a ...
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Load balancing inconsistencies & AD server causing network crawl

We've configured a TS load balancing farm consisting of the Active Directory server which acts as the TS Broker and 6 Terminal Servers who are members of the farm. The load balancing is set to basic ...
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RDS 2012 Certificates - Subject Names do not match

I'm evaluating RDS on 2012, I want to use Remote App to allow home workers to access one application This is a single server setup at the moment Server Name acmeVDI.acme.co.uk - This has RD Web ...
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disable audio on remote desktop

I am running a Windows 2008 server that has remote users connecting to it via terminal services. I have group policies in place for each organization that connects. Is there a way, through group ...
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Outlook 2007 can't logon to Exchange 2010

There is a bizzare problem with one, specific user. Server: Windows 2003 TS, Outlook 2007 SP3 Exchange 2010 SP1 There was a user, let's say User01 with Exchange Mailbox. For some reason (unrelated ...
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Terminal Server Licensing Failing to Connect

I have a server that is not connecting to the terminal server licensing server. The licensing server happens to be the same server. This just started happening within the last week. I have not made ...
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how do I give the client access to remoteapp but prevent ts login? [duplicate]

I am running windows 2008 and have published an app with remoteapp in terminal services. That works great. My question is, can I prevent the user from logging in to the server with rdp while still ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services

Why does server 2012 need to have a RD Connection Broker Server Role when 2008R2 TS installations were as simple as just installing your Session Host Manager and Licensing Manager?
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TS_Block and Windows 2008

I am running a Windows 2008 Server and I have installed ts_block on it to help block RDP brute force attempts on the server. Question 1: What I wanted to know is there any benefit for me using ...
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Compatibility issue upgrading to Windows Server 2012 (Remote Desktop Roles need uninstalled?)

Windows Server 2012 setup (upgrading from Server 2008) says after compatibility check: "Setup has detected that at least one of Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH), Remote Desktop Connection Broker ...
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Permitting Remote Deskop Users group to login in

I've been running into an issue where members of our IT department are unable to login to the servers we have recently set up. I have added the IT group to the Remote Desktop Users group and they are ...
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Enabling sound on Terminal Server 2008 R2 without enabling Desktop Experience Mode?

I want to enable sound redirection on Server 2008 R2 without enabling Desktop Experience. I've found the following Technet article, but suspect that Desktop Experience may be required only for the ...
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Is a Terminal Services or RDP thin client solution inscure?

I've been doing my research on thin client setups and it seems like a very cool concept. Instead of purchasing and maintaining many PCs you can simply have thin clients that RDP into a Server 2008 ...
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Can I start a program from command line for another logged in user?

We have a Windows Server 2008 machine running Terminal Services. When users login, a custom program is launched and resides in the system tray that gives them some customized hotkeys for our company. ...
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Reduced page size when printing via rdp

I am facing a issue with printing on some printers via RDP using the easyprinting feature. The client is windows 7 Home, and the servers is Win2K8. The issue is if I print the same document from the ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “Use another account” in RDP

When using RDPing into a Windows Server 2008 server, it will often prompt you for credentials before you login. I noticed that tab will skip to the option to Remember my credentials, totally skipping ...
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Trigger event to fire when user connects to a terminal server?

We have a (very) fragile software suite running on a server in our datacenter that requires a user to be logged in, but freaks out and crashes if the user logs in twice (resource contentions, all ...
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Qwinsta: Do disconnected sessions tie up server resources

When running qwinsta I see both connected and disconnected user sessions on a Windows server. I end up cleaning up all the sessions marked with disc just because it seems like good housekeeping. ...
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How do I access the list of currently logged on users through Terminal Services Manager in Windows Server 2012?

In Windows 2003 and 2008 we had Terminal Services Manager (see screenshot below). However in Windows server 2012 it's gone. Does anyone know how to access the list of currently remotely logged on ...
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Server 2003 R2 SE (x86) Terminal Server Service failure

So, I'm having an odd and new to me problem on one of our Server 2003 R2, SE x86 VMs. The long and short of is that ever since patching last month, we can't seem to RDP into the box, and we do need ...
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keep linux subsystem service up and running forever

I have created a subsystem file which runs java program I have created. The subsystem file resides in /etc/init.d and allows me to stop and start the service with a consistent interface (start and ...
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Disable NLA on client side

I already disabled NLA on the Terminal Service of Windows 2008 server, that now rdesktop connects to the console directly, But from a Windows 7 client, it still asks me to populate the password prior ...
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Terminal Server disk performance

Our users experience slow session performance at times during normal work hours. Applications (IE, Office Apps etc.) are slow to respond so is switching between them. This problem happens sporadically ...
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Adding user groups from a remote domain server to permissions of a remote desktop terminal server fails. why?

I have 3 computers, two of which are servers running Windows Server 2008 and another running Windows 7. One of the servers has the following roles installed; Active Directory, DHCP and DNS. The other ...
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Terminal Server 2003 Performance Troubleshooting

Let me get your thoughts on terminal server performance problems. The server hosts average 25 users which, after running some numbers, on average use 600MB memory with their main applications running ...