"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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How to control which programs are viewable & accessible via Terminal Services?

I know I can control access to programs in Terminal Services (TS) via 'Software Restriction Policies.' But is there a way to show only the programs relevant (i.e. accessible) to the TS user -- ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.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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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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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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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 should I approach consolidation of BEA WebLogic application development workstations?

I am hoping to gain some insight as to how I might virtualize/consolidate the desktop environment for my developers. Our dev/unit testing environment consists of a WebLogic server installed on each ...
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How to setup terminal service gateway in my RDP client

I am using "RD Tabs" to bypass the terminal service gateway to RDP to the remote host. Usually I use browser and go to https://webvpn.company.com:777 with my account. Now in RD Tabs advanced ...
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Redirect audio from multiple Terminal Services sessions

When logged into a Remote Desktop session, you can request the audio be brought to the local computer (redirected audio). You hear the audio generated by your session. Is there anyway to have the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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HP Officejet 4500 G510n-z Not Showing up in Remote Desktop (Terminal Services)

I installed this printer on a windows XP machine. First using the wireless option, and later using USB. In both cases when I connect to my other computer (also Windows XP) via terminal services and ...
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SvcHost of TermService service on Windows Server 2003 consumes high memory

We patch our servers monthly, and if there are no updates to install, then they still get rebooted. When the server is rebooted, after it boots, the TermService service running in a SvcHost.exe ...
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Cannot log in through terminal services client

I have a windows 2008 R2 server within a FOO domain in my company. All user accounts are a part of BAR domain. FOO domain has full access to all objects (users and groups) in BAR domain. Here's the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Users denied on log on through Remote Desktop Services on Windows Registry key

I need a way to browse through a Windows registry key, denied users to log on through Remote Desktop Services Currently I use the following path Click Start> Administrative Tools> Local Security ...