"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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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 ...
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Windows SBS 2008 user unable to RDP in even though it is in the correct groups

Problem: A user was accidentally deleted from a Windows SBS 2008 server running Active Directory and we have been unable to grant it RDP rights - the error message states that the account needs to be ...
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Slow printing using Windows Server 2008 easyprint, Lexmark example

Morning, We're currently in a project of moving a big customer (~300 users) from a Server 2003 terminal server environment to a 2008 to get around Tricerat licenses and some other old software. ...
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Upgrading Windows Server 2000 Terminal Server to 2003 R2

I have a Windows 2000 Terminal Server and I need to upgrade to Windows Server 2003 R2. What path do I need to take to do an in-place upgrade? My only choice is an in-place upgrade in this scenario. Do ...
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Of 30 people using Terminal Services Gateway, two users consistently get a timeout and can't connect

We have recently set up a Terminal Services Gateway website to allow external access to a Remote Desktop server. Each user installs a client certificate on their personal computer, connects to the ...
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Configuring Terminal Services for Win98 clients [closed]

I recently installed several powerful Windows Server 2003 machines. Most of the client machines on the network are running Windows 98. The client users now require access to applications that only run ...
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Use RD Gateway to direct users to certain term server?

Is it possible to configure RD Gateway to, depending on a users group, point them to one term server or another? Just trying to make it work on the domain right now.
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Win Server 2003/Terminal Services Remote Access

Office users access a win2003 server from within the office using thin clients and terminal services. In reviewing the security settings it seems, by default, all users in the 'Remote Desktop Users' ...
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Outlook Cached mode on Terminal Server

How can I get Outlook 2003 to work on Terminal Server in cached mode?
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Remote desktop not continuing to run programs when I close it

I am using remote desktop to install and setup Windows Server 2008 R2. I'm having an issue when copying hundreds of GBs of files to the server. When I close remote desktop it is supposed to keep my ...
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Pop-out of hyper-v window when connected to host through terminal services?

I sometimes use Terminal Services to remote into my work machine. Then, on my work machine, if I enter a Hyper-V window that's maximized, I can't figure out how to minimize the Hyper-V window to get ...
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After making a server into a secondary DC, it no longer allows remote desktop connections other than Aministrator

Earlier this morning I dcpromo'ed my second server to be DC2. Everything is working great except for the fact that users aren't able to remote into it. The user I am trying with is "cs". "Cs" is a ...
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How to Setup Java Application to run in Terminal Services

I have a 'desktop' java application which is in the form of a .jar file. How can I: Store this application on a single server. Grant access via Terminal Services to a specific OU to run this ...
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Remote Desktop Services Remote Audio Issues

I have a server running server std 2008 r2 fully patched. There are 8 Wyse C10LE's that connect to the server via RDS. Everything is working fantastically with the exception that there is no ...
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Terminal Service vs Desktop

I am having a project to work out the cost that my company will have if we are moving away from using Terminal Services, and start to use a normal desktop for every user. I have 3 Windows Server 2008 ...
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Two SBS 2003 Servers, two domains, one company, Exchange, and Terminal Services [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Here's the scenario; please let me know if I haven't provided enough info. Business 1 went out of business, and ...
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Windows Terminal Services 2003 Remote Printer Printing One Blank Page

We've got a remote user on Windows XP with an HP Deskjet 6122 printer that is having some printing issues. Weird thing is that the user was able to print before but now all of a sudden cannot. There ...
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Stuck Windows Key on Windows 2008 server (via mstsc)

I'm connecting to a Windows 2008 R2 server using terminal services. It worked like a charm for a very long time, but now for some reason the Windows Key seems to be stuck in it. (No matter where I ...
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How to Set Terminal Services User Preferences?

The server that hosts my terminal service is set to use dd/mm/yyyy and Pounds for currency. When I login as a user instead of getting the aforementioned settings I get mm/dd/yyyy and Dollars for ...
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Setting up Terminal Services on Windows 2008 R2 server for the first time to connect 20 remote users

Any advice on where I should begin in terms of resources or videos? Outstanding questions are: Should we use Remoteapp or Sessions Understanding and deploying TS gateway How does SAV work with ...
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Citrix XenApp-like terminal services for MacOSX?

I was wondering if anyone has ever worked with a Citrix XenApp-type terminal services for MacOSX? I want to be able to Virtualize MacOSX desktops and workspaces so that our designers can login to the ...
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Windows Server 2008 RDP-TCP Certificate keeps going back to Auto generated

Our servers undergo periodic PCI compliance scans and we have a Windows 2008 server machine that we have port 3389 open for RDP. It is secured with SSL, but it is failing the scan because their test ...
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Relationship between terminal clients

I am new to Windows terminal services. If two terminal clients log into Windows terminal services, can these 2 clients communicate between each other? Do they or can they have permanent identities ...
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Adobe Reader hangs on Citrix

Symptoms: The user cannot open new PDF's. When we look on the TS process list, we can see multiple acrord32.exe's, one for each attempt to open a PDF after the hang occurs. The user/Citrix Control ...
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Offline Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) Caching

Remote desktop services seems theoretically attractive, but I'm struggling with a practical aspect of deployment: mobile (laptop) users. I would say about 99% of the time, mobile users would be able ...
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RDP Acceleration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get Faster RDP HI Does anyone have experience of any good RDP Acceleration software / hardware. We are running over 250 terminal server connections to hyper-v ...
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Set initial program for Terminal Services user with Powershell (without active directory)

I'm running Terminal Services without Active Directory on Windows Server 2008. How can I set the startup program for a user via Powershell? Since I don't have the Active Directory role installed, it ...
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Unable to connect to one server at all + RDP logon problems on other servers

All servers I am writing about below are running Windows 2003 R2. We have a 2003 native domain with two sites (connected by VPN) and two DCs (one DC in each site). It started a few hours ago - my ...
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Terminal Server Logging Software

I have recently been trying to find software to monitor users' activities on our terminal server. After a quick search, I found http://www.softactivity.com/tsm.aspx. Has anyone ever heard of or used ...
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Problem with Windows 2008 GPO policies: cannot apply to single user

I have been trying to setup a GPO policy for a single user ( administrator ) in Windows Server 2008. I have aprox. 50 users using Terminal Service in this server and need to make a different ...
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Windows 2008 Terminal Service: per-user timeout configuration

I have a windows 2008 box running terminal services and i used group policy to setup a timeout of 10 minutes for idle sessions which works great for all users. The issue is that i have 3 users which ...
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Windows directory (%WINDIR%) on Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services returning wrong path

I have a program installed on Windows Server 2003 (Terminal Services role) which should be reading its INI file from C:\Documents & Settings\$user\Windows, but has suddenly started reading it from ...
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How to troubleshoot down terminal service/CITRIX sessions, when the process just won't terminate?

Running a CITRIX presentation server farm, version 4.5.6 on Windows 2003 sp2. In the CITRIX Access Management Console, I sometimes get a session that shows it's in a down state - but has none of the ...
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windows 2008 R2 TS printer security - can't take owership

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with Terminal server role installed. I'm seeing a problem with an ordinary user who is member of local printer operators group on the server. If the user opens a cmd ...
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Win 2008 R2 terminal server and redirected printer queue security

I have a case where I need a non-priv account to be able to make a modification to the redirected printer. I know, its not advisable but we're not giving them access - changes will be made in code. ...
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Temporary user-profiles on Windows Server 2008 TS

for a publicly accessible terminal server I have created a user profile which only allows running of a few programs (demonstration of applications). This results in many people connecting to the ...
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Citrix Mixed Server Session problems

we've run an Citrix Farm with 4 x Windows 2008 x64 (XenApp 5.0 FP3) and one server Win 2003 x86 (Xenapp 4.6). Yesterday we had a strange problem with Session logins. Existing Sessions could work ...
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Printer Loading on Terminal Services - Server 2008

We have a problem with one of our clients where the default printer he uses isn't loaded by the time the app that he uses over terminal services is launched. If you check again a minute later the ...
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Script To Kill Terminal Sessions

I need some script to be able to kill terminal sessions in our server. Basically, some users are connecting through an application via Terminal Services. When they close the application, it usually ...
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Terminal Server monitoring/recording solutions [closed]

I saw an ad on ServerFault for a product called ObserveIT - it looks like a brilliant product, and we're in the process of trialling it in our staging environment. Does anyone know of any other ...
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Domain vs IP Address with Terminal Services

Background I have a client running Windows Small Business Server 2003. For reasons too dull to explain, they would access this machine via Terminal Services using the domain mail.foo.com (where "foo" ...
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Can raising the domain function level to “Windows Server 2003” cause remote desktop to stop working?

I've read that on Windows Server 2008, raising the DFL can cause XP and Linux/rdesktop clients to not be able to connect, but only if Network Level Authentication is enabled. However, we're only on ...
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Securing Remote Desktop Server on Windows 7 For Internet Use

I have a desktop and laptop both running Windows 7 Professional. My goal is to secure the desktop so that I can securely use "Remote Desktop" over the Internet from ONLY the laptop. I have already ...
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Non-trusted users on terminal services

We're considering to enable our >10 suppliers (mainly from China) to input/edit/view data via an unified interface. The preferred way is to use the same windows-based .NET/MSSQL application as used ...
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Does Microsoft have a non-hack method for turning off the 'X' to disconnect terminal RDP?

Hoping this goes here... We have issues when users disconnect from terminal services instead of logging off. Does Microsoft have a non-hack method for disabling the Close caption on the taskbar as ...
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how to disable user logoff from remote desktop

I need to disable log off function for terminal services users. Disconnect option only will be acceptable. Is any script to make it works?
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automatic user logon after server reboot - Windows 2008 remote desktop

I need to make 7 user sessions always to be logged in. If my server rebooted, I need some script or windows feature to make sure that all 7 users are logged in into remote desktop sessions (without ...
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How to query what users are logged on to a remote server's Terminal Services

I've used quser before to query users on the local server. I noticed today that it has an option for querying a remote server. However, when I tried it, I keep getting the following error: ...
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Terminal Server Install — Add/Remove Program Message on NonAdministrator Machines

First time poster... My company uses terminal services for one of our remote offices. Data is kept on a different server. OS is Windows Server 2003. Last week, they needed to purchase a program and ...