"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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Prevent service accounts from logging in locally or remotely

We have a company doing development for us in-house and they have access to several service accounts. The company rotates people in and out, and instead of requesting accounts the developers are using ...
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Moving Microsoft Terminal Services from one server to another

What is the easiest way to move all settings and users' profiles from one terminal server to another one? Both on Windows Server 2008.
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Is there a tool for Windows Server that can alert me when a connection is made over Remote Desktop?

Is there a tool for Windows Server 2008 that can alert me when a connection is made over Remote Desktop? I would like the alert via SMS, but email would also be fine. It seems like this tool must ...
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UltraEdit for Multiple Terminal Sessions

If you are using/installing UltraEdit a lot, you might have experienced that you can register it for only one user on the machine... But as I am setting up a Windows 2008 Terminal Server for several ...
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How to turn off Terminal Services access for all users except Administrator?

Here comes a real softball for your sysadmins from a lowly programmer: We have a machine with Terminal Services enabled so our clients can preview the next version of our product. I want to turn off ...
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Binding the RDP listener to 127.0.0.1 only

I'm trying to bind the remote desktop listener to 127.0.0.1 on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise. I tried tscc.msc but it only lets you choose a certain physical adapter. Also by quickly glancing over ...
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Why is I/O Other Bytes Delta Really high (100GB) when using Terminal Services (remote desktop)?

I’m running a server with Win 2003 Standard and when I’m remoting in I see that the I/O Other Delta is exceptionally high. If I don’t move the mouse or touch anything it’s around 4GB but If I start to ...
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Terminal Server 2008 - Shared/Default User Profile?

We are testing a Windows Server 2008 Standard Terminal Services mini-farm set up in VMWare to help manage a single application remote deployment. This application stores a LOT of settings in the ...
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What is your basic lockdown Group Policy for Terminal Services servers

I'm looking for direction on some general settings to configure for a Terminal Services server group policy. It is running Server 2003 Standard and hosts about 20 people simultaneously. Obviously ...
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How do I increase the maximum number of concurrent remote connections in Windows Server 2003?

I am trying to allow more than the default of 2 concurrent remote connections to a server running Windows Server 2003. Background: I went to "Start" => "Administration Tools" => "Terminal Services ...
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Cisco 2801 as a fail over?

I have recently acquired a Cisco 2801 unit and I want to know if it is capable of acting as a fail over for a network. It currently has an ADSL WIC installed. We currently run 6 Windows servers (4x ...
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Where do files go if I lose a Remote Desktop session?

Where do files go if I lose a Terminal Services session and could reconnect until after my session had expired? Are they lost in the ether or would Windows save them somewhere? Not sure if this ...
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Terminal Services - what does this message mean?

I'm responsible for a W2003 server. I'm trying to switch on terminal services. When I do so I get a message that includes the text : "If you continue with this installation, programs that are already ...