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You really should block these attempts at your edge firewall, if only with rate-limiting. If you don't have the ability to do that read on. If you can't block at the edge firewall and need RDP open only to a subset of the Internet use the built-in Windows Firewall features to lock down incoming connections. Finally, if you really must have RDP open to the ...


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This has been solved. I began to examine the registry because increasing CPU and RAM resources on the virtual machine did not resolve the issue. I was pointed to Microsoft's dureg tool to estimate the registry's size. Browsing via regedit, I encountered issues opening the keys under HKEY_USERS\.Default\PRINTERS. Using dureg, I started probing under that ...


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Yes, you can use the Terminal Services Manager MMC to see who is connect to the terminal server and log them off if needs be. You can install this by installing the Server 2003 support tools on your machine, or by accessing it on any 2003 Server. If you find yourself unable to logon to your server via RDP, you can connect using the console, this will ...


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We're happily using a combination of Vine Server for OSX and JollyFastVNC for the clients. Vine Server provides for a "personal" VNC server instance on a unique port number for each logged in user. The only trick is that the user needs to be already logged into the Mac with VineServer running under their account to be able to VNC in. The solution for the ...


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RAID 10 is almost always the right answer - don't get me wrong there's stuff I do in R6, stuff that's low performance and has very low write requirements but my default is R10 and never R5. Is there any reason not to just use this?


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There are several ways to do this: Many of the printer drivers may already be on the server. W2K3 comes with support for a large number of printers "out of the box". Use the Printer Driver Fallback GPO setting for drivers that Windows doesn't have. You need SP1 on the TS servers to make use of this setting. Use a custom print.inf file. Updgrade to W2K8 and ...


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You haven't seen any "conventional ways of redefining this limit"? really? how about buying Terminal Services CALs? I don't know what's more conventional than paying for the functionality you want. Basically that's it; just buy the licences, install, ?, Profit - the end.


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A single user account can have multiple sessions in Windows 2008. On the server, run tsconfig.msc to bring up the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration. Under "Configuration for server", double-click any of the general settings. Uncheck the box next to "Restrict each user to a single session" and click OK.


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Solved the problem of RDP not coming back from the minimised position. It is because when minimised RDP may not redraw the gui. The following registry change seems to have resolved the issue (XP SP3 32k). HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\ Created a new DWORD value and named it RemoteDesktop_SuppressWhenMinimized. Specified 2 ...


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Sounds like you need Terminal Services Remote Apps, which is in Server 2008. As the technet blurb says: With Terminal Services, organizations can provide access to Windows®-based programs from almost any location to almost any computing device. Terminal Services in Windows Server® 2008 includes Terminal Services RemoteApp (TS RemoteApp). You can use ...


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Take a peek at Aqua Connect Terminal Server. It provides multi-user OSX to clients via RDP, VNC, and X11.


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There's a group policy setting that explicitly sets this, located here: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Terminal Services -> "Allow users to connect remotely via Terminal Services" To fix the issue, you need to unset (not 'disable') this on the GPO. After a policy refresh you should get back the ability to control ...


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RDP allows only one connection per account: each user has ONE desktop, and it can't be shared among multiple connections. If he needs to launch several applications, you should delete the "launch application" from the shortcut's properties: that will allow him to see the desktop. There he can launch multiple applications as if he's using his desktop ...


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There's a registry hack that allows you to perform an automatic login by storing user creditials in the registry. It's not secure, but it does what you want.


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You should be able to accomplish this pretty easy. Setup the client to auto start, use one of these methods. Drop an RDP file or shortcut in their startup group or the system startup group. Set a group policy that will automatically start the terminal server client at logon GPO: User Configuration \ Admin Templates \ System \ Logon \ Run these programs ...


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This is a very common issue when RDP is working with insufficient bandwidth or high latency. I'm not sure if it is a protocol bug or an implementation bug (eg. if packets are arriving out of order and not being reassembled correctly, or if they are being misinterpreted altogether), but the solution is either to increase available bandwidth, or adjust the ...


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If you have a user that this happens to often in a day, give them a straight client/server VPN into the RDP server over their internet connection instead of the MPLS, bypassing QoS and the bandwidth congestion of the MPLS circuits themselves. If all is well for a few days, then you can set aside bugs/issues within the client or server and focus on the MPLS ...


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Automatically logging everyone off at a set time is a bad idea - what happens when that super important project is due in the morning and everyone is burning the midnight oil? What you can, and should, do is set it to log off disconnected sessions after a set amount of time. On my terminal server, that's set to 2 hours - so it won't end their session when ...


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You can configure the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\StickyKeys\Flags="506" There is also a custom template that someone designed here


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You could block the external port 3389 on your firewall and require the users you'd like to be able to dial in remotely to use a VPN connection. This provides two layers of security, and only the users you want to have access externally would receive a VPN account. Once on the VPN connection, they could simply use the RDP client to connect to the terminal ...


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Basically, you're asking for the same thing as this question. The product's license agreement explains how to increase then number of remote connections allowed. You setup a license server, install the appropriate CALs, and you'll be allowed an increased number of concurrent connections. If you don't like those terms I'd recommend using another operating ...


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To accurately plan capacity for this, you need to investigate the characteristics of the application and the load it'll place on the terminal. First off, if this is a critical line-of-business app that will lose the business money if it's not available for a few hours, you want to be looking at 2+ terminal servers running in parallell. Basic load-balancing ...


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In Terminal Services Configuration -> Connections Right click on RDP-Tcp, choose properties and select Sessions tab. You will then see the options for ending disconnected or idle sessions after x minutes, hours or days.


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Log on again, look at Task Manager in the Users tab. If your session is still there, right click it and click Connect. You'll be back where you started. Otherwise, your files are gone.


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There is a new feature in Server 2008s terminal services called remoteapp that does what you're looking for I believe. Description: http://4sysops.com/archives/windows-server-2008-terminal-services-new-features-part-2/ MS Guide: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730673(WS.10).aspx


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Under normal conditions, Windows Server will allow two remote Administrator logins, and one Console Administrator login - you do not need terminal server licensing for this, they are administrative connections only. Standard users cannot connect in this state.


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Use Terminal Services Manager (in Administrative Tools) to connect to the server and see which sessions are still used. You can reset and logoff existing sessions from there. Remember that just closing the terminal session window does not log the session off. There are times, also, when network hiccups will kick someone out of a session resulting in a ...


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Verveguy, I just set this up using Vine Server, works well. Since I'm using this computer solely for terminal purposes, I created a script that automatically does a fast user switch once you log in. #!/bin/bash /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend I put that in a /opt/fastswitch then in Terminal did, ...



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