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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Logging in as the same user multiple times in Remote Desktop Windows Server 2008

Quick question: I have a situation where I need to let multiple people on different PCs log into one server 2008 machine as administrator simultaneously over remote desktop. I have the CALs for it, it'...
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Mac OS X multi-user thin client server (terminal server)?

Is there any solution out there to turn a Mac into a true multi-user thin client server? I'd like to set up a few cheap PCs with access to a couple accounts using something like VNC, but it isn't ...
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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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2008 R2 Terminal Server: “Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service”

I'm working with an unhealthy Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server configured in a vSphere environment. It currently has 4 vCPUs and 32GB RAM. No overcommitment. The concurrent user count on this server ...
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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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Mouse cursor jumps around when using RDP

We have over 350 users complaining that their mouse cursor keeps jumping around when typing. It seems like it's happening when the protocol is starved for bandwith, but I'm not quite sure yet. If it ...
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Remote Desktop Session Black after Minimize

PROBLEM: When I minimize a remote desktop session and restore it, the remote desktop screen shows up black. This only happens when connecting to a particular computer. DETAILS: If I start clicking ...
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How do i change Active Directory Password in Windows 2012 Terminal Server without Using CTRL ALT

How do I change Active Directory Password in Windows 2012 Terminal Server without Using CTRL+ALT I can't use CTRL+ALT+END And CTRL+ALT+DEL Is there any other method for invoking the Security Screen ?
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Irregular internet disruption: certain images and JS not loading

first time on ServerFault, and I've got a nice little conundrum. Since a few months now, we've been having issues with our internet connectivity. Environment: Servers: 2 Terminal Servers as an ...
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Automatically log in once Windows 2003 server starts

I have a non-daemon server app that my Windows 2003 server needs to run all the time. The problem is, every time the server restarts, be it electricity or windows update, someone needs to press Ctrl+...
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Remote desktop auto start session on workstation login

I am setting up Remote Desktop Services for use by one of our remote offices. The workstations at the remote office are all Windows 7 Pro, joined to the domain. There is nothing installed on the local ...
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Remote Desktop failed logon event 4625 not logging IP address on 2008 Terminal Services server

When I use the new remote desktop with ssl and try to log on with bad credentials it logs a 4625 event as expected. The problem is, it doesn't log the ip address, so I can't block malicious logons in ...
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How to remote a single application, rather than the entire desktop

I would like to run an application on one Windows machine (2008 server preferably, but any platform is okay) and display the UI on another Windows workstation. I'm not sure what blend of technologies ...
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how to copy one folder to server using ftp [closed]

i need your help i'm new for using linux... i want to copy one folder to server.. i'm still confuse to use ftp mput... will you tell me step by step?? i want to copy foldet "dataTable-1.6" at /home/...
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Allow multiple remote desktop connections from same user

We're just setting up a brand new Server 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop services. Everything is installed fine so far, we have set it up with 5 CALs per User (not Machine!) and they are activated and ...
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Do you have to run Remote Desktop to access Terminal Services?

One of our clients want to run MYOB (an accounting desktop application) over Terminal Services (that's what's recommended by MYOB themselves for multi-user access). I have no previous experience with ...
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How to create a “terminal server server” in xubuntu

I am pretty new to system administration, and I am definitively new to serverfault, so apologies should my question not be following SF standards to the 100%. This is my problem: I have a xubuntu ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 STD doesn't accept first attempt to RDP

I have a terminal server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and there is strange issue that I cannot connect to the server via RDP when I try to do this for the first time, but after first ...
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Change DPI of one user using W2K3 Remote Desktop / Terminal Server

In short: How do I increase the DPI of some (not all) of our customers connected to our RDP server? We are running a W2K3 Terminal Server that our clients connect to to run our application. One of ...
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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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Word 2007 crashes on Server 2008 R2 terminal services

We are finding that Word 2007 (with SP2) crashes when used on a Windows 2008 R2 terminal server. Typically it crashes when you click File/Open or File/Save, but not every time. Maybe one time in four, ...
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Run RDP Session with only 1 Program

I'm running a Windows Server 2008 box and would like to have users login via RDP, but only be able to run 1 program and if they close the program, to log off the session. Is this possible? The ...
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Windows Terminal Server printer selection dialog delayed in Microsoft Office

My terminal server users experience a delay when selecting printers from MS Office applications to be printed to network printers. Everything stalls on: Finding available printers... The environment ...
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Terminal Server - Group Policy prevent command line

I have a Windows 2008 Terminal Server. Terminal Server Configuration(licence server, session broker, etc) is managed by group policy. If i want to disable logon via: change logon /disable The Error ...
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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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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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Win2k3 Terminal Services ErrorID 7024

We had an issue on a Win2K3 server yesterday where nobody could connect (not even from a console) We only have the admin-mode terminal services enabled. From a different PC on the same network, I ...
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terminal server has exceeded max number of allowed connections

when I try to connect to a remote windows 2003 server via remote desktop connection I get the following exception: "Terminal server has exceeded max number of allowed connections" Ho can I find out ...
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Old HP thin clients cannot connect to Windows 2008 R2 RDS server

I'm in the middle of a migration from an old virtualized Windows 2003 Terminal Server to a 2008 R2 RDS host. The environment is a mix of several generations of HP thin clients, as well as some Axel ...
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Terminal server logs off users after 5 minutes

We have the following domain setup: Domain Function level: Server 2008 5 Server 2003 terminal servers 5 Server 2008 R1 terminal servers 150 staff who use mandatory profiles on their PCs Those staff ...
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Terminal Services Explained

Can someone cleanly delineate the following services/roles for me? I'm lost in the MS TechNet explanations. Terminal Services Web Access Terminal Services Gateway Terminal Services Remote App What ...
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MSTSC crash on connect

We are supporting a client with primarily Windows XP machines. The users need to use Remote Desktop to connect to a terminal server. Unfortunately, after upgrading to SP3 on some machines MSTSC.exe ...
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Windows 2003 Terminal Server not responding after reboots

We have 5 Windows 2003 R2 SP2 Std x64 terminal servers that are set to reboot each night all within 45 mins of each other. Frequently at least one of them will not respond to RDP requests after ...
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Server 2008 R2 How to Change Windows 7 Basic Theme Color

We're deploying thin clients connecting to a terminal server farm. The computers have high visibility to the public and I would like them to at least look presentable and not like something out of ...
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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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How do I set up timeout for remote desktop users?

In my job I usually have to connect to several different servers with remote desktop. However, more often than not I will get the message "Terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed ...
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Remote Desktop Services login history

Is it possible to generate a report of past user logins to a Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services server? The closest Event Viewer logs I can find are under Application and Services Logs --> ...
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How do I remove the on screen keyboard from the logon screen in Windows Remote Desktop Server 2008 R2?

The on screen keyboard (OSK) from the "ease of access" tools pops up on EVERY connect to the server, even if you have not activated it. I can't seem to find a control panel or reg setting to switch ...
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Terminal Server/Citrix XenApp alternative? [closed]

Is there something less costly than Citrix XenApp and something better than Windows TS? The industry seems to be dominated by citrix. I'm currently using Windows 2000 Server Terminal Server, but now ...
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How to configure Chrome on a Terminal Server

I have installed Google Chrome on a Windows 2003 Terminal Server and I now want to configure it for the users. How do I do that? For example clear cookies when browser close, set favorites and the ...
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PXE bootable image for terminal server?

We have 300 windows xp machines on cruddy old hardware across the company. With extended support for XP ending April next year we're looking into our options. Couple of options: Replace the 300 PC'...
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Migrating Terminal Server profiles from 2003 to 2008 R2 “V2”

I've done some searching and there doesn't appear to be a method of migrating old 2003 based profiles to the new "V2" profiles automatically. Specifically, we're interested in retaining the <...
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Windows 2008 Terminal Services “Easy Print” and Matrix Printers

Server: Windows 2008 Server Standard SP2 with "Terminal Services" role Clients: Windows XP SP3 + .NET 3.5 Framework SP1 + Remote Desktop Client 7.0 We are using "Easy Print" feature which allows ...
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Perform action when no user logged on to Windows Terminal Server

As background for this question: we have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Terminal Server where users do long-running work, so we try very hard not to reboot the server unneccessarily. However, sometimes we ...
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Magnetic Stripe Reader over Terminal Server has random Uppercase/Lowercase nonsense

The Magnetic Stripe Reader that I'm using and testing is just supposed to be sending keystrokes. Unfortunately, it seems to randomly be sending upper case and lower case keystrokes, sometimes ...
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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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Users are seeing Windows Update notification on Terminal Servers. How to stop it?

We have a 6-server TS farm running Server 2008 R2 and using a WSUS server to do updates. Group Policy for the farm has updates configured to automatically download and install as soon as they're ...
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Terminal Server Licensing: This Licensing ID will expire within 90 days [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I logged into my Microsoft portal to check out if I can migrate my Terminal Services licenses from a 2003 to 2008 server ...
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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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Terminal Server Licensing (per device) in a dual boot environment: 1 or 2 licenses per PC? [duplicate]

in our company I have a few computers that are already Windows 7 clients to a Windows Server 2008 R2 but are now supposed to receive an additional Linux installation as a dual-boot option. The ...

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