"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 set relaxed security for Terminal Services on 2008 R2

I installed Remote Desktop Services on Windows 2008 Server R2. I am trying to set it up with 'Relaxed Security' similar to Windows 2003 would have. Windows 2003 Server, I would set up: Permission ...
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Default client printer permissions on 2003 terminal server

Is it possible to change default permissions of printers that are created on terminal server sessions by clients? We have a terminal server that is shared between our head and branch offices and ...
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Symptom - high cpu for termsvcs and everything is extremly slow - Win2k12 server running on open stack

Im setting up win2k12r2 server on openstack but after using the server for a little while it becomes unusable. It is barely possible to move a window (e.g. the resource monitor window). The cpu is ...
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RDWeb TS connection broken for some users post RemoteApp certificate change

We recently reissued our GoDaddy wildcard cert with the SHA256 signing algorithm (FYI they still revoke the old cert in 72 hours even if you don't re-key it, so you should re-key anyway). We use this ...
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Mysterious Terminal Server HTTPS issue

The University I work for recently got into Terminal Servers, and one of them has been plagued by an unusual HTTPS issue where, after enough users have logged in and logged out, eventually users can ...
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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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Stop users logging into Terminal Server via internet

Currently we have a SBS Server, and a Terminal Server (both 2008R2) where users locally and remotely login to the Terminal Server, and work. We need to restrict the ability to login remotely to only ...
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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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win 2008 as terminal server with multiple IPs running win 7 in it? [closed]

i have been given a task to build up a system using win 2008 r2. So the task is: 1) Everything running on only one machine with win 2008 r2 2) Set up terminal server with multiple IP addresses, so ...
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Is it possible under Windows Server 2012 to run Terminal Services but have it run a VM?

I have a Windows Server 2012 box that I'd like to be able to host up to 5 TS instances on it. However, it would be ideal if those instances could actually fire up a Hyper-V VM running Windows 7. So ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 Terminal Server Print job not removed after Printing

we have Windows 2012 Terminal Server with latest Patches. Installed is a Shar MX-M314n Network Printer with latest PCL6 drivers. If I as "administrator" print a Test Page or a User (no administrator ...
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How to find out what is causing a terminal server to use all of the RAM?

I have 4 terminal servers (ie. Server1, Server2, Server3, Server4) in a cluster environment. for some reason Server1 is always using up 90-100% of it's available RAM. The other servers are averaging ...
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How can I determine how much RAM and Processer each RDP session is using on a terminal server

I currently have 4 Terminal Server "in a cluster environment" each employee starts an RDP session to to do their daily work. Now, my company is expanding and we need to add more users. What I need to ...
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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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Terminal Server - RDP with local admin

I have a Terminal Server setup on Windows server 2008 R2. I am trying to log in to it with RDP, using the local admin account. (Not the domain admin) I have placed the local admin in the remote ...
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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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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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Unable to remove “Run this program as an administrator” (greyed out) with Excel 2010

I have issue with one of the user in Terminal Server 2008 R2 who has "Run this program as an administrator" checked and greyed out with Excel 2010. This causes UAC to popup requesting for ...
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Issue with users logging onto terminal server

We have a certain number of users who cannot login on the TS server we have running here. When connecting the server says Please wait for user profile service, loading desktop and then goes straight ...
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2008 R2 RDS Session Host and USB not working after disconnection/reconnect session

We recently deployed a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Session Host for our 2008R2 farm. The users frequently disconnect from a session at one computer (nurse station) and reconnect to the session ...
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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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Reverting “Do you want to find PC's, devices and content”

We are having some problems with printers automatically being added on a 2012R2 RDS host, and suspect the following dialog (where we pressed Yes) to be the issue.. How can this setting be reverted? ...
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Server 2003 Terminal Services Printers not redirecting, no sessions created.

Ok, odd scenario on a Windows Server 2003 Server Standard running as Terminal Server. Friday, installed 2 new Windows 7 machines to replace older XP machines. After adding these machines and their ...
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How to deal with the extremely big *.ost files in a Terminal Server environment which is running out of space

Our Terminal Server is running out of hard disk space, and the major files which occupy most of the space are *.ost files of the Outook, which come form the users which use the Terminal Server all the ...
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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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LPT passthru and RDP not working

I have RDP settings set to pass all devices thru however a device shared and captured on the local workstation is not accessible in the RDP session. For example, if I do "type filename.txt > LPT2" or ...
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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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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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restrict user to only 2 sessions

I need to limit the number of sessions a USER can have on our rdp server. I have the option to allow : I found this setting to allow multiple connections: ...
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Session logout: force termination of application on Windows Terminal Server 2008 and higher

In a pure Windows based Terminal Server Environment I am looking for ways to force the termination of an application after session logout/timeout. With Citrix services I could use ...
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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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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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How to find users' Internet Explorer history on Terminal Server (Windows 2008 R2)

So I need to see histories for dozens of agents on TS. Where IE stores that, and is there any easier way then going manually to each users folder? Thanks.
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Determine timestamp for last login onto terminal server (2003)

I am migrating a server and need a list of the last time users logged in, since just getting whos logged in currently won't help as its a remote terminal server and not everyone is logged in at the ...
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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 ...