Questions tagged [terminal-server]

a device that terminates serial connections and provides a way for those terminals to connect to services across the network. Terminal servers can also connect modems to the network providing for PPP service aka dial-up Internet.

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Windows Terminal Server Standalone Security

I have a Windows Server Terminal 2019 and its running as DC/DNS Terminal Server Its running on a VM in the cloud and is reachable through public IP. I dont want (cannot) build up a firewall in a ...
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Microsoft Hyper-V: Terminal Server best practice?

We have an environment with maybe 150 users. The users have thin clients and connect to various terminal servers. We just replaced all of the old server 2008 terminal server vms with nice new server ...
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Remote Desktop Admin Disabled after Terminal Services Enabled

I have a windows 2003 standard server that we've always used the Remote Desktop Admin (max 2 sessions). Yesterday, I enabled terminal services on the server, to look into expanding that max sessions. ...
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Uninstall Remote Desktop Session Host

I want to remove the Remote Desktop Session Host on a new VM that was installed as part of a test script to take a vanilla VM to a Terminal Server. However, upon uninstalling the above I wasn't unable ...
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RDS: Redirected printers not showing up in Control Panel or Settings app

I'm having an odd problem with our Remote Desktop Session Host that's running on Windows Server 2019 (version 1809, build 17763.805). I am connecting to this server from my PC (running Windows 10, ...
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User profiles as VHDX files - paging operation errors

Hello we have this terminal server on w2k12. Users login and have their profile mounted as virtual disk from VHDX file with filename like this C:\Users\Public\Documents\RDS_UserProfileDisks\UVHD-S-1-5-...
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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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Terminal Services Licensing Server Does Not Hand Out Available CALs (Error 22)

We have a TSLS (2008 SP2, not R2) issuing both 2003 and 2008 Per Device CALs. I have no Issues with the 2008 CALs. It has 5 or so batches of 2003 CALs, and hands out some (group A), but not others (...
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Change linux shell

On my Centos7 Server I have different shells for my users. For example the terminal as root looks like: [root@hostname www]#. The terminal as a different user looks like bash-4.2$. If I type echo $0 ...
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How to stop brute force attacks on Terminal Server (Win2008R2)?

I'm more familiar with Linux tools to stop brute force attacks, so I'm having trouble finding suitable tools for Windows. I'm running a Windows Server 2008 R2 with Terminal Server, and I'd like to ...
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Microsoft Outlook freeze for users on terminal server - Exchange 2013 in-house

This has been ongoing for about six months. Microsoft Support is also clueless. Periodically (aprox. twice a day [two different users]), Outlook will freeze on a customer's terminal server session, ...
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RemoteApp duplicate Session

We have implemented RemoteApp on Windows 2008 R2 to serve out a few programs,everything work fine except one issue,when a user connects to Server a new session opens and a instance of application runs ...
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Does Amazon Appstream uses Dynamic Virtual Channels?

I need to write a test application using WinAPIs, that detects the remote access environment. While I am able to detect several technologies like RDP,VNC, etc, I am unable to detect AppStream ...
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Windows 2016 Server - Start Menu Layout - Get-StartApps - Different APPID's

In our Windows Server 2016 Terminal Server Farm I tried to make a default start layout. After some research, it finally works how I want it to. However, I have a question about the different kind of ...
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Session Broker and Direct RDP Connections

So newer to managing RDS2012 along with using the MS RDS Web Interface. Can users just RDP directly to the session hosts like previous TS? If not, what happens when the broker is down?
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Windows Installer: The system cannot open the device or file specified

I downloaded as Administrator in Chrome an installer .msi file [Citrix XenCenter Management; so it's not an exotic program] on a Windows Server 2012 R2 into a drive F: which is hosted on the SBS and ...
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Remote Desktop Client toolbar default to pinned

One of our remote desktop client users likes to have the title bar always displayed. She used to be able to click the "tack" and pin the title bar down. However, the system is no longer remembering ...
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Remote Desktop Services role - Do I need it in order to use MSTSC (RDP/RDC) in my domain?

Greetings and thanks for reading (apologies for the length). I'm a new Sys Admin and I have a (potentially silly) question for the more seasoned veterans. I'm migrating our primary Domain Controller ...
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windows server logoff all active users except administrator

Hi I have script below logs off all active users perfectly. I want everyone logs off except administrator how can I do that ? current script query session >session.txt for /f "skip=1 tokens=3," %%...
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Do I need to install active directory on am RDS terminal server?

I am trying to configure a test RDS terminal Windows Server 2012 as a member server to domain controller 2012 that has active directory installed and running on the domain controller. Do I need to ...
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Re-Posting this - Terminal Server - Group Policy prevent command line [2] [duplicate]

The actual post was here but it was an old thread and I couldn't find an answer online or with the infrastructure guys from my company as most of them already left. I have a Windows 2008 Terminal ...
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Terminal Server not allowing users to log on

We use 4x Terminal Servers that allow users to log on correctly, but a newly added 5th TS is only allowing Admins to log on. When trying to log on as a user who is not in the built-in 'Administrators'...
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COM port redirect wont show up on Windows Server 2012 R2

I can't get serial COM port devices to show up on Windows Server 2012 R2 via RDP. I am having no issue with redirected printers, but when it comes to serial COM devices, they just wont show up. I ...
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Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services Starting program

I've setup a Windows Server 2016 RDP server and everything works except for the in AD specified Starting program that won't launch. The program specified exists on the server and it works perfectly ...
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Install MS Office on Windows Server 2008 - in support of Quickbooks RemoteApp

How can I install MS Office on Windows Server 2008? The purpose would be to enable Quickbooks to be able to export to Excel. Quickbooks is set up to run as a RemoteApp in a Terminal Server ...
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Disabling roaming profiles on a single server in a network

I want to disable the roaming profiles on a single server which is used as a terminal and RemoteApp server. This option should be applied to all users in the active directory.
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Black Areas on Remote Desktop - Dell WYSE

my issue is quite similar to this post: MSTSC: Black Areas on Remote Desktop We have multiple users with Dell WYSE 3040 thinclients having the issue of black squares appearing on their display while ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Force Terminaluser to logoff

We provide several Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and one of the connected user can't start any RDS anymore. How can I force logoff of that user? What I already tried: I tried logging in as domain ...
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Change a password screen script

I am currently trying to make a script that calls the "Change a password" screen without hitting Ctrl+Alt+Delete/End. The problem is we have people in the field using all different keyboard layouts ...
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Disable multiple RDP sessions in windows server

By default windows will allow two RDP sessions. I need to disable two session operation & allow only one session to access the windows server. Thank you !
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Performance Profiling for Firefox on Terminal Server

I have a problem with high CPU load, caused by Firefox (60.6.2 ESR) sessions on a Windows Server 2016 Terminal Server I'm maintaining. However, in Windows Task manager, I can only see the firefox ...
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Multiple failed logon event on terminal server

I'm encountering multiple failed logon events '4625' on my Windows terminal server. I was quite sure this was due to RDP access from outside. I have closed RDP access from outside but I'm still ...
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Certificate issue with RemoteApp on Server 2008

I am trying to set up a proof-of-concept demo for deploying applications via RemoteApp, the application-streaming-over-RDP stuff in Windows Server 2008. The TS Gateway server (call it srv-web) and ...
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Terminal server serial COM port redirection and USB-to-Serial adapter

I have a client(Windows 7 Pro) that make a connection to Windows terminal server through RDP, i have enabled COM port redirection for both server and client side, but the redirection doesn't happen ......
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Terminal Server HKLM registry new key not visible for users

I need to add a new key on HKLM registry for all of my RD Host cluster. I tried to add manually the key with an administrator account and it's fine. But when I login with a normal user these key does ...
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TS 2008 - Remote session - Black screen on logon

2 out of 8 sites have reported not been able to connect to the network this morning, everybody excluding head office use terminal services, i have 2 2008 servers in a pool/farm. My network Cisco and ...
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Closing a session on a Perle IOLAN

I am connecting to a serial port using a Perle IOLAN DS1. I have noticed occasions when I have tried to log in and got an error message “line not available - press any key” which we think is due to ...
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Windows 7 multiple RDP session isn't working

It was working for long time and suddenly it stopped accepting multiple users. I'm not sure how to debug the issue. termsrv.dll version is 6.1.7601.24234 and it is as same as another VM which is 2008 ...
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Can't query logged on users on terminal server | qwinsta.exe: Access is denied

On a Windows 2016 terminal server I can't query the logged on users (even as domain administrator). In task manager the users tab is empty. Using qwinsta.exe I get: Error 5 getting sessionnames ...
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“The logon attempt failed” for TS (RD) Gateway Authentication

I've been using TS Gateway to permit remote access for our staff for a few months now, and all has been well. Users either connect to a traditional terminal server desktop or hit our website and start ...
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RDS Terminal server profile migration

I need help with RDS profile migration. We have 2 domains. Domain A and Domain B. Our terminal server is in Domain A and user profile created in file server (different location) as roaming profile. ...
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Azure OS-Included VM Image - Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Session Host Concurrent User Access (CALs required?)

I want to set up an Azure VM that can be accessed by at least 5 users concurrently. There is an OS-included Azure VM image option for "Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Session Host 2016". When ...
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Unable to logon using terminal server connection

I have several W2K3 SP2 servers, admin TS enabled. I discovered this morning, I was unable to logon into some of them. I've a couple of Citrix servers in different farms, a SAP (IA64) app server and a ...
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Domain users unable to logon to remote desktop server

I am new to Domains... Have physical DC. created there 10 users. Have virtualized TS on other PC, joined to domain, all OK. DC can see and manage the TS. ...But still I am unable to allow my domain ...
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Unable to logoff, disconnect, or reset terminal server user in production environment

I'm looking for some ideas on how to disconnect, logoff, or reset a user's session in a 2008 Terminal Server (unable to login as the user either as it is completely locked-up). This is a production ...
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Outlook on Terminalserver loses connection. Event ID 26

Problem Symptoms: Users experience daily disconnects and reconnects in Outlook running on a Terminal Server and have to log in again. They can not log in instantly but have to wait for approx. 1 ...
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Automate the RDS SSL certificate configuration

I am trying to find a command-line tool or script that I can use to select which certificate my Windows 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Session Host (Terminal Server) will use. I have the certificate ...
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Serial terminal servers that work with “serial-over-USB”

I've used serial terminal servers for a long time. Basically, these are devices that allow you to communicate with a serial (eg RS232/RS485/RS422) device over ethernet in various ways. Folks in this ...
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terminal server, hide desktop icons doesn't work as expected

In the User part of a GPO that i activate for users who log on a terminal server, i tried to set the Administrative Templates, Desktop, "Hide and disable all objects on the desktop" (may be that the ...
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Deleting Local Profiles when using Roaming Profiles at Log off

I'm currently building an environment that will host about 5,000 users over 20 AppServer. I have finalized my GPOs but I'm experiencing an issue with the user's local profile when roaming profiles is ...

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