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"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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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 ...
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How can an Administrator Discreetly View a Remote Desktop User's Session?

I have a manager that has legitimate reasons for wanting to view a user's Remote Desktop session with Windows 2003 server. Logged into that same server (as Administrator), how can you discreetly view ...
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How to use tscon on Windows7?

I need to run overnight automation testing using RFT and IE on Windows7 virtual machine. I found that restarting the Windows box before the testing starts helps. I am moving the production ...
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Changing the login timeout for Windows Remote Desktop Services

At our school we use thin clients that connect to a Windows 2008 R2 server using Remote Desktop Services. This works very well. One problem we still have is the login timeout for the RDP connection. ...
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Can't save credentials in Remote Desktop connection file

I have a saved .RDP file for a connection to another computer, if I check the box to "Remember my credentials" the connection attempt is immediately rejected and the authentication box pops back up ...
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Use RADIUS authentication with Remote Desktop Services

I have a PhoneFactor implementation that I love and cherish for VPN access. PhoneFactor provides us a RADIUS server that checks against an approved-users list and our Active Directory implementation, ...
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terminal server logs off immediately after login

Windows 2003 Data Center edition, member of a domain. 1 user out of over 30 is unable to log in: it logs him off before ever showing the desktop. Previously, I deleted his profile and then he was ...
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Under CITRIX, why would a user get the message “your smart card is blocked”, when it really isn't?

I have a XenApp 5 farm, running under Win2k8 server. Sometimes a user's session will "hang", and when they attempt to connect to CITRIX after that, they'll see the standard authentication error "your ...
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Teminal Services Manager or RDS - managing user access to specific applications

I have a project that I am purposing my company go to a TS or RDS system rather than a tradition desktop environment. The issue that I've been asked to research is if we can restrict a certain amount ...
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Should terminal server clients use FQDNs with a W2K8 print server?

We have a network with Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Servers and a print server, and experience printing problems every morning which disappear after a while. The IT department seems to have no idea what ...
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Terminal Services Admin only for specific users

Is there a way to allow a user access to tsadmin, but only to remote in on certain users? For example: The user is mgr of our billing department and has 3 team members in remote locations. I would ...
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How does a thin client work?

I recently observed this strange set of workstation at my workplace where around 30 monitors are installed and it seemed to be running fine.There was no CPU connected to the monitors but there was a ...
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Installing a personal security certificate for Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services user

We use StoneEdge Order Manager, which runs under Microsoft Access, on several Windows computers as well as through Terminal Services on Windows Server 2008. Terminal Services users are unable to ...
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Terminal services: can't connect to remote computer

I am sometimes getting the following error when attempting to RDP to another machine on a LAN: What is the likely cause of this? It only happens sometimes.
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Windows Server 2008 User Screen Resolution

There are many users that log onto our server (Windows Server 2008 R1) remotely. There is one user in particular that is having trouble seeing her screen due to the resolution set on the server side. ...
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Terminal Server Excel export

I have an application I have exported as a RemoteApp via a 2008 R2 (recently upgraded from 2008) terminal server. Ever since the upgrade the excel export function of this app (which actually opens a ...
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RDP ts port redirection

I have 2 pairs of serial devices (a scale and a POS pin pad) hooked up to 2 pcs (4 serial devices in total) with windows xp embedded sp3 (x86) running RDC/rdp 6.0. I am using those machines to RDP ...
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Assign static IP to Users that access using Terminal Services (Remote Desktop)

For a project I'm working on I'm looking for the ability to assign a specific ip to users when they start a terminal service session. I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and I tried using Remote ...
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Connection to Terminal Server 2000 administrator console

One of my client have a Windows Server 2000 and I can connect to this server using remote desktop. However, I can't connect to the Administrator Console. I tried every switch available (I'm using ...
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RD Gateway reporting features/capabilities

We have just implemented RD Gateway for our own department in preparation for a push to the whole agency for telecommuting. It is all setup and working great, but I was trying to figure out how best ...
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TS Gateway Server - internal clients connect fine but external clients see error “server certificate has expired or has been revoked.”

I have a GoDaddy SSL certificate installed on my Terminal Services Gateway server. I can successfully connect to terminal services computers through the TS Gateway when I'm on the LAN. However,if I ...
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Windows 7 / Terminal Services RemoteApp

Please, show me a way to set up Windows 7 machine to use only one app (internet explorer) to access remotely from another machine - similar to TS RemoteApp, which is only for Windows Server platforms ...
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Setting starting application for Terminal Services on group level

On Environment tab on a user (AD settings) I can specify Starting Program, which works correctly. Is there any possibility to do the same but on group level?
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Is DC demotion affecting RDP connections?

Our Terminal Services Server is Win 2003 running Microsoft RDP 5.2. The RDP connections from outside of the network used to be smooth but they are now choppy and unreliable because the user is ...
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device settings (e.g. duplex) for redirected printers on ws2008 are not carried over

I've been chasing the following issue for half a year now at our company and ask for help on the matter: Users of a branch office (x86 clients) loggon to a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 terminal server ...
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TS Remote App and TS Web Access Authentication

We're looking at replacing a Citrix system with an rdp based one. The idea is we want to give the users a list of applications they can run from a web front end. I have got most of it working, ...
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Local printer redirection problems in Terminal Services

I have several WinXP clients that are connecting to a Win2003 Terminal Server. I've had trouble getting them to map their local printer into the Terminal session.I have tried so many things but only ...
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Does rdp'ing into the console session close any applications you launched during a physical log in previously?

If I launch an application while physically being at the server and then some time later decide to remote into the same server's console session ( /admin flag) and then log out, will that log out ...
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IP BLock or Tarpit for windows terminal services / Remote Access

I'm running some windows servers which seem to be getting a lot of attempts to brute force the terminal services account. I've changed the administrator account name etc., but is there a way to block ...
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How to keep app running after log out of Terminal Services?

I am trying to launch an application on a Windows 2003 server via logging into it remotely from my Windows 7 machine. When I log off of the server, I notice that it closes the application as well. ...
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Remote Desktop session remote control always returns Error 5: Access denied

I am having problems to shadow the remote desktop session of a user on a Windows Server 2008 R2. If I log on as local administrator on the server with RDP and shadow the session of a domain user that ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2: Updating RDP 6.1 to 7.1

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP Session Hosts. They are using the RDP 6.1 protocol. How can I update to 7.1? Do I have to install a software or can it be configured?
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Remote Desktop Server always showing login screen

Usually if you connect to a Remote Desktop Session Host running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 you will be prompted for your credentials and if they are valid you will be logged in to your session ...
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Windows 2008 RDP - 1 user at a time

We have a 2008 Server SP1. We're only able to RDP one at a time, if a 2nd user RDP's in the first user gets disconnected. How do we allow for multiple sessions to be connected at the same time? Do ...
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manage terminal services sessions without providing login rights

I would like to provide some users to manage terminal services sessions on Windows Server 2008 RDS farm. However I do not want to provide these users with rights to login to the server or any ...
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Upgraded domain controller from Win 2k to Win 2k8r2 and need to move Terminal Server into new domain

For a number of reasons, I have created a new, separate domain in my organization in Windows Server 2008 R2. I have a Terminal Server machine that also hosts the TS License Server that I need to ...
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Remote Desktop Users via Group Policy Server 2008

I have a group policy setup that turns on remote desktop connections to all clients on the network. The only problem with this, is the local user accounts are not administrative accounts and do not ...
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Recommended Tool/Script to test Remote Desktop Performance?

Can anyone recommend a tool to test Remote Desktop performance in Windows? Windows 7-based, both client and "server". We are making changes to network, client and server and would like to assess the ...
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.Net application deployment under Terminal Services (win svr 2008 R2)

I just wanted to see if its possible or even Necessary to use application deployment for a .Net application under terminal server. im aware that applications are installed on the server and the users ...
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Remote Control on WTS 2008

When I try to Remote Control another user on a WTS 2008 server, I disconnect the other user and get a "Access denied" popup. It's not a lack of permissions since I'm the Domain Admin. I think it has ...
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Terminal Server local profiles fail to delete on logoff

Our company is in the middle of deploying Terminal Services 2008 R2, however i have noticed that our TS Users profiles do not get removed from local Terminal Server at user logoff. Now im aware that ...
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Windows 2003 TS sessions freeze one second after logging in

We have a Windows 2003 TS server, and when I log in 90% of the time the session immediately freezes after about a second. The mouse pointer appears to move, but windows are sometimes partially drawn, ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Denied because the user account is not authorized for remote login

I have set up Terminal Services in Windows 2003. Which is part of the domain. That server is not DC. It has only one role: Terminal Server When I'm trying to log in to it via RDP as an Domain ...
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Restricting RDP sessions over Internet but not LAN

Fair warning: I'm a programmer, not an IT person. Thus I have no idea what I'm talking about and put myself entirely at your mercy. I have three dedicated machines that we currently administer ...
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Terminal Server 2008 (32 bit) fails to load profile (sometimes)

I'm having an issue with a virtualized Terminal Server running Windows Server 2008 (32-bit). It doesn't seem to be affecting any users connecting with HP Thin-Clients, only with my test accounts which ...
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Blocking Control Panel, Administrative Tools for specific users when connected via Remote Desktop?

I've setup Terminal Server on Windows Server 2003. I have problem with permission on this server. On server I have administrator account and some user accounts. How can I block Control Panel, ...
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How can I stop the OpenFileDialog in Office from displaying my Network computers?

We have a Windows Server 2008 running Terminal Services. Users typically use the Drop Down menu at the top of the dialog to select a location to open/save their file. The problem is that by default ...
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Restrict access to Windows Terminal Services with dynamic IP address clients

In light of some recent worms I'm looking at ways to further restrict access to terminal services on my public facing Win2k3 server. Are firewall IP address restriction is not an option as the genuine ...
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How can I prevent Terminal Server Users from restarting the server after an Automatic Update?

We have a Windows Server 2003 terminal server, and our IT department does not want to disable Automatic Updates. The problem is, when an update gets applied that requires a reboot, users get a popup ...