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Terminal Server license server(s)? RDP client for Windows2K?

Question: Terminal Server license server(s)? RDP client for Windows2K?

I'm looking at setting up windows 2003 terminal servers all over the place to replace the awful thing people are currently doing here - vncing servers with one small shared password among everyone <holding my hands over my ears for the backlash>. Don't blame me, it's another awful legacy I have to get rid of...

1. I've got to set up a Terminal Server Licensing server and was thinking about putting this on my second domain controller. I was wondering what would happen in this server dies, though. Is there some way of having resilience in this scenario? Perhaps a second Licensing server or something, the way you have 2 or more Domain Controllers?

2. Also, I know that Windows XP has an RDP client, I've used before on many occasions, but what about all the Windows 2000 clients that I still have out there. What should I do for them to access the new Terminal Servers?

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Answer: Terminal Server license server(s)? RDP client for Windows2K?

I'm not 100% sure on #1, but I believe that the TS licensing becomes integrated into the AD, so if one DC goes down, the other one will be able to check licensing. On another note, if you are using the TS for administration only, I don't believe you needs the TS Licensing to be installed.

For #2, you can download the latest version of the RDP client from MS's website. It should also be available through Windows Updates, although I think Win2K isn't supported any longer, other than Critical Updates.

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I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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Does anybody know how can I remove a license from a Terminal Server?
I don't want to remove a license server I just want to remove a specific license from the license server to use that license for another computer. when I go to Terminal Services licensing Tool in Windows I only get the option to diactivate a licensing server.
I'm using Win 2003.



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I've got a problem related to accessing the server from my pc on the network remotely either using "mstsc /console" or "mstsc".

I was getting first this screen...

So i followed the steps from Microsoft to fix the problem...
To install Terminal Server Licensing

1.Open Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.

2.Click Add/Remove Windows Components to start the Windows Components wizard.

3.In Windows Components, select Terminal Server Licensing, and then click Next.

4.In Terminal Server Licensing Setup, do one of the following:
• Click Your entire enterprise to choose an Enterprise license server. You can only install an Enterprise license server on a domain controller or a member server in a domain, not on a stand-alone server. This role is published to Active Directory.
• Click Your domain or workgroup to choose a Domain license server. If you select this option, the computer on which you install the license server does not have to be a domain controller. However, if you want the license server to be automatically discovered by terminal servers that communicate with it, the computer on which you install the license server must be a domain controller. If the computer on which you plan to install the license server is in a workgroup, it can only be automatically discovered by terminal servers on the same subnet.

For more information about Terminal Server license server roles and the license server discovery process, see T... Read more

Answer:Terminal License Server - Expired !!

Did you READ the Important information?


• Before you install Terminal Server Licensing, verify that the operating system of the license server is compatible with the operating system of the terminal server. Note the following:
• A license server running Windows Server 2000 cannot issue client access licenses (CALs) to terminal servers running Windows Server 2003 operating systems.
• A license server running a Windows Server 2003 operating system can issue CALs to terminal servers running Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003, or to terminal servers running Windows Server 2000 and terminal servers running Windows Server 2003 in a mixed environment.

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Someone contacted me about a message they were receiving when they log into terminal services about a license expiring.

Checking the TS License manager shows that whoever set them up set them up with temporary licenses and per device licensing.

I want to switch them to per user licensing but dont want to kill what they have.

Is switching to per user licensing going to issue temporary licenses again against the user rather than the machine or is it going to kill everything until the necessary CAL's are purchased/found?

Thanks in advance folks

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I'm trying to use a VPN connection with a remote server. I need to extract data from a server that needs this connection for security purposes. The only way to run the software on this server is to use a terminal server client connection. I'm using WIN XP, but the server is running NT 4.0 Terminal Server edition. Once I open up the terminal server connection, the VPN connection will not connect. Now, reverse logic, if I open the VPN connection first, the terminal server client connection will not work. Is there a way to have both open at the same time with the OS's I have currently? Or is there something I need to change to get this to work?

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Hello my name is Adam. I am a desktop/lan admin for a warehouse supply company in New York. We run a strictly Windows 2000 domain with about 70 computers and maybe 3 or 4 Windows XP machines. I recently enabled a Terminal Services Server to allow 3 or 4 of my users to run database intensive Apps on the server. The reason for this is when they use specific functions in our "in house application" the app freezes up until it has finished its process (allocation of goods for large orders, takes about an hour tops). The app freezes up to do its job and the user is left with nothing to do because they cant touch the app until its done. So by enabling terminal services for them, they can run there allocations on the Terminal server, minimize it and keep doing there work on there computers.

Now, along with the Terminal Service Server, I am aware I need a Terminal service license server enabled on the network within 90 days. I have yet to enable a license server because I am somewhat unclear on its neccesity. I have read in the microsoft documentation

that machines with Windows 2000 on them already have built in licenses and therefore you do not need to purchase additional licenses. The documentation also states that if you do not enable a license server, anyone without a pre issued license will not be able to connect. My question is this, if I am only connecting to the terminal services server via Windows... Read more

Answer:Windows 2000 Terminal Services License Server

IM moving my post to the Windows forum. Sorry bout that

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Hello my name is Adam. I am a desktop/lan admin for a warehouse supply company in New York. We run a strictly Windows 2000 domain with about 70 computers and maybe 3 or 4 Windows XP machines. I recently enabled a Terminal Services Server to allow 3 or 4 of my users to run database intensive Apps on the server. The reason for this is when they use specific functions in our "in house application" the app freezes up until it has finished its process (allocation of goods for large orders, takes about an hour tops). The app freezes up to do its job and the user is left with nothing to do because they cant touch the app until its done. So by enabling terminal services for them, they can run there allocations on the Terminal server, minimize it and keep doing there work on there computers.

Now, along with the Terminal Service Server, I am aware I need a Terminal service license server enabled on the network within 90 days. I have yet to enable a license server because I am somewhat unclear on its neccesity. I have read in the microsoft documentation

that machines with Windows 2000 on them already have built in licenses and therefore you do not need to purchase additional licenses. The documentation also states that if you do not enable a license server, anyone without a pre issued license will not be able to connect. My question is this, if I am only connecting to the terminal services server via Windows 2000 Machin... Read more

Answer:Windows 2000 Terminal Services License Server

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I have a NT Terminal Server 4.0 set-up with Microsoft client, as well as, Novell client. I can logon to the Administrators account just fine. When I log-on using someone else, I get an error stating that the logon script didn't take effect.
-An application error has occurredand a log file is being generated "nwlscrpt.exe"
-Then it looks for DrWatson log file directory and doesn't find it
-"Cannot open DrWatson log file
-"Windows NT error code=0

What do yo think this might be??

Answer:NT Terminal Server w/ Novell client

I think you should reinstall the client... Or isntall the ms novell client. That works for me.

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I have the following:

Terminal Server 4.0 running an application called CLASS

100 seperate users are located at a remote sites, connecting via a WAN Router.
Users running Terminal client. Connects to Terminal Server, and runs
class. Each wants to print to a local printer from Class.

How to configure Terminal Server so that I can print from the terminal
server to my clients' printer, without mapping the printer at the Terminal
Server. In other words, I want to print to my clients local printer.

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I have an ibook with os 9.2 and am looking for remotedesktop software like in xp, not to view the ibook, but to view other windows terminal servers from the ibook. I found this Terminal Services for ten for os 10.3 and above but don't have ten on the laptop. Any suggestions, and prefferiably free software.

Answer:Remote desktop/Terminal server client software

Let me be more clear, not vnc, remotedesktop/terminal services compitable, but thanks.

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This problem has been bothering me for months, every so often client session hangs for about 10 seconds. If you using the mouse it just freezes and if your typing it will stop and continue after the pause. I've tried changing some settings like maximum throughput for network apps and changing application performance to none. But that didn't affect it. Has anyone else run into this problem?

Answer:{Resolved} - NT Terminal Server client session pausing

They just posted a knowledge base article to reference this problem.

The Knowledge Base Article for Microsoft is Q250042 Performance Issue and Delay in Keyboard Input. My experience throughout the TS world is a lot of TS administrators have run into this problem. Microsoft has a hotfix for this problem which will be run tonight. And is supposed to be fixed with the release of SP 6 for TS, which will not be released soon. I hope this helps alot of you out there.

[Message from Reuel: Just making the Knowledge base article a hyperlink to the article. Thanks for telling us about it]

[This message has been edited by Reuel Miller (edited 03-02-2000).]

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Some WIN 7 users (me for one) seem to have this issue after latest windows updates installed on 09-06-2016 (latest KB installed: KB3156017) when trying to open a terminal server connection: the current user and "use another account" option is displayed
twice. This is a company domain setup and updates are installed via WSUS.
Is this some kind of registry setting?

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i have the server with windows 2003 SP1 and i executed replication active directory, domain controller on the new server, as i have two servers. all expect one client computer work ok.onthe problematically computer is with the windows me.
problem is:
when i shut down old server,the computer with win me drop out from domain and he don't see new server.when i power on old server the client computer work ok.i deinstalled the win me on this computer and i installed to him win xp pro but problem is same. this computer don't see new server and he don't see others client computers in network.
what i do?
i tryed to make new user account but nothing i can't because of this computer don't see new server.
on client computer light green indicator on network adapter (Realtek 8139d) all the time.
i use commands: ping with the ip address of server, with the name of server nothing, ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew, ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /registerdns.

ip address of old server is and new server
maybe problem is when i type ipconfig in dosprompt on new server
i receive: DNS server and DHCP

plz help me thanks

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By adding an additional server to your Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2003 network, you can enable Terminal Server. Using Terminal Server, you can host your users' desktops. This can save your organization money by allowing you to extend the life of your desktop hardware.
After you have installed Windows Small Business Server 2003 and have completed the To Do List, you can join an additional server to your network and configure it as a terminal server.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Word or Word Viewer



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I don't know if this is help for our server or Excel I am looking for. Here is the issue...

Whenever one lady is logged into a session on our server, she opens a word document that has an Excel worksheet embedded in it. The second she tries to click on the Excel worksheet, Dr. Watson makes a call and hits me with the following message...

Error in Excel.exe
Access Violation (0xC0000005), Address: 0x304632a3

When she tries to just open the Excel program, she gets this error:

Compile Error in Hidden Module: ThisWorkBook

This only happens to her, should I make a new profile on the server for her? Is there something in Excel I can do? I am so lost and MS Knowledge base has been of no help to me.

Answer:Excel Shutting Down on Windows NT Server (Terminal Server, Citrix Metaframe)

Try this,;en-us;Q169718

And this,;en-us;Q172211

Or look here for more,

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i need to run microsoft messageing on a maching i have that is the server for some ipaQs that we have. it is running windows 2k professional. do i need to upgrade to the win2k server in order to install this? and do i only need to purchase an upgrade if there is one?

Answer:upgrade windows2k pro to server?

If you are refering to Exchange as Microsoft messaging, then yes you need a server version and you can not upgrade 2k pro to 2k server.

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Microsoft Windows Terminal Server lets users run Windows®-based applications on a remote computer running one of the Windows Server 2003 family of operating systems. This white paper contains testing methodologies, results, analysis, and sizing guidelines for Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server. Hewlett Packard working in cooperation with Microsoft to perform the initial sizing tests and data collection in HP labs. Microsoft performed the final round of testing and analysis collection using Hewlett Packard equipment. The tests were performed using Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, build 3790.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

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Cannot access windows updates, any admin tools, av websites., cannot run spybot, internet explorer giving security settings warning, cannot change any of the settings.

HJT log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:08:50 PM, on 6/15/2011
Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\administrator.#domain#\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\UniClient\UiFrmWrk\uiWatchDog.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreFrameworkHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Client Server Security Agent\tmlisten.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadc... Read more

Answer:Server 2003 Terminal Server cannot access admin tools

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brand new iinstall on a GX100 (DELL).
p3 733
i810e integrated chipset

Trying to install a freshy. It copies the files on the first run.. and hangs on reboot on it's way to the second part of installation. I can't figure it out.

Tried 2 different drives: A wd200 and a wd400 the wd100 works just fine. It's the original drive. It has the 80 pin cable. It's jumped to CS.

Tried clearing NVRAM , resetting BIOS and upgrading BIOS to latest version too.

If I can't get some resolution to this, I'm going to have to shoot it.

does anyone have any idea just W T F is going on?

Save my sanity!
I'm going home now.


Answer:New windows2k server install issues.

Trying to make out exactly what you said, it works fine on the WD100 but not anything else right?

Ill take it this is a IDE drive, is this a built in controller or externel? Maybe you could try loading driver through F6 in windows install, maybe windows doesnt have the proper drivers for whatever reason. Try reseating the RAM, I had a problem where I couldnt get anything to install and it was the RAM.

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I've been having a lot of trouble with this and I hope someone here can shed some light on this for me...It's driving me crazy! Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

We're using Windows 2000 Server in Terminal Server/Application Server mode. the Clients are Win98 boxes. Every so often, (once or so every 2 to 3 months) all of a sudden, All the Printers will disappear and a reboot seems to be the only way to get them back. I've tried restarting the Spooler with no effect. I've gone to Microsoft's site and been unable to find anything on the topic.

Last time this happened my System Log was full (could this cause that?). The last entry was:

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Print
Event Category: None
Event ID: 2
Date: 5/27/2004
Time: 1:41:35 PM
Computer: NICO2
Printer hp LaserJet 1300 PCL6/DEB/Session 2 was created.

In addition to this error message in the Sys Log, I also receive the following two errors frequently and they were also the first two entries in the Sys log after rebooting:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Print
Event Category: None
Event ID: 31
Date: 5/27/2004
Time: 1:41:57 PM
Computer: NICO2
PrintQueue CN=NICO2-Generic / Text Only could not be created under Container LDAP://,CN=Computers,DC=nico,DC=local because Mandatory properties could not be set. Error: 80070005


Event Type: Error
Event Source: Print
Event Category:... Read more

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Im running into issues with a Terminal Server I setup. We migrated from a Terminal Server running on Server 2003, to a new server running Server 2008. All of our applications are running just fine in the new 64 bit OS, however my users want to use Firefox on it, but we are having a lot of issues with it. Firefox installs fine, and you can browse web sites with it, but anytime you try to browse the filesystem on the server it freezes. If I try to just do a file open, once it brings up the filesystem the browser freezes. This is important, as we need to import SSL certificates into it for our users to be able to access certain resources. Has anyone seen this, or have any suggestions on how to fix it. I have tried to uninstall, reinstall different versions, they all seem to be doing it.

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Hello I am in the process of configuring a terminal server and had a question on licensing that maybe you guys can straighten out for me. The terminal server will have a 16 core CPU and support up to 7 concurrent users. I was going to go with Windows Server 2008 R2 since I have experience with that version but looking at the licensing has me a bit confused. I see the standard version has a license for 1-4 CPUs and 5 CALs. Does this mean I would be limited to a 4 core cpu and only 5 concurrent users? What license would I need for my purposes?

Answer:Windows Server licensing requirements for terminal server?

The CALS that (used to) come with servers are just to cover Users/Devices authenticated against the server. RDS CALS are completely different and require their own configuration through the RDS (Terminal Services) licensing manager.

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Hi guys,
i have few questions regarding licensing of Windows 2003 Server and Terminal Server.
First off, i read most of the documents on this topic on microsoft's web and few others, but i still don't understand some aspects as the licensing model is pretty confusing (as is well known).

We plan to use TS for 5 users. So according to what i've found out, i need 1xW2k3 Server SW, 5x W2k3 CALs and 5x W2k3 TS CALs.
So far so good, but here come the questions:
1) If we decide to use the per server licensing model for W2k3 it limits number of concurrent connections to the server. What is the difference to the Per User model in this scenario? I mean i will be able to connect only those 5 times to the server under both these models, right?

2) Anyone knows how does MS define a connection? Taken from MS's CAL FAQ -

Authenticated access is defined as an exchange of user or application credentials between the server software and a user or device. An example of this exception would be if unidentified users browsed your public Web site. Windows CALs would not be required for those users.Click to expand...

. Does this mean that if let's say there's POP3/SMTP software on that server installed and it requires user authentication then we will need as many CALs as the number of concurrent accesses to this mail server?

3) Regarding the Per User model - when using it, does it mean that i could have these 5 Per User CALs and connect to the se... Read more

Answer:Windows 2003 server & terminal server licensing

Per server keeps the licenses in a POOL, and assigns them based on the number of connections
Per User mean the are linked to a specfic userand yes that one person can log in from any number of devices

If the email program requires authentication then yes there will be one required for each login

How many users are there, for example if you have the server and 10 people in the office and then 5 remotes using terminal services then you'd need
1) the server license
2) 15 cals user/device cals + 5TS cals

I know you didnt ask but some people also get confused with the user or device cal

A User cal allows 1 person to log in from multiple devices ,, great for a person with a laptop, pda, dekstop, etc.. 1 cal gives them access from all of them

A device cal is perfect for a factory or such.. using the 3 shift example .. 3 people using the same machine 1 on each shift, its cheaper to license the machine to allow unlimtied users then to give them each a user cal

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What i'm wanting to do is to use one of these All-In-One printers on a Terminal Server - i.e. plug the USB lead into the server and use the printer from there but over RDP.

Can anyone reccomend something tried and test on Server 2008 R2.


Answer:Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server and Printers

yes u can share resources over RDP. under advanced tab of rdp u would see options what all to share which includes clip board n printer shud be there.

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I usually can get in to the Bios setup during the Windows 2000 pro boot up process.

However, when I boot up Windows 2000 server on my other computer, I'm unable to get in to the Bios settings. I've try the DEL and F1 button during bootup and nothing seems to work.

Any ideas?? Thanks in advance.

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Bios setup in Windows2k Server


That is a function of the computer's BIOS, not the operating system. You need to go to the hardware vendor's web site, and find out there how to get into the BIOS.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]


Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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I am having an issue with offline files created offline syncing back to the server. I have set up a network share to be available offline on a client computer. All files are available offline without issue. Here is the issue however. If I set the folder to work offline any file I create in the folder when it is offline just disappears when the folder comes back online, there are no conflicts or sync failures reported in sync center. If I create a new folder offline the folder does sync back to the server. Any changes made to an existing file are also replicated back to the server once the share is back online. So the issue is only with newly created files when the share is offline. I have not been able to replicate this error on any other file server in our environment, However I have recreated the issue with multiple shares with multiple Win 7 clients on this file server.

Steps taken so far.

Checked and reset permission levels on the share.
Recreated new shares from scratch for testing.
Disabled and enabled offline files on the client computer and cleared the offline cache.
Check various registry entry settings.
Disabled cashing on the File server.
Tested with XP the issue does not exist with XP.

I have spent hours researching this error online to no avail.

The clients are running Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
The File server is Server 2003 Standard 32 bit with SP2

Any help or ideas would be most welcome.

Answer:Offline Folder sync issue, Win 7 Client Server 2003 Flie Server.

I've seen the complaints about this problem but with no clear resolution. There are some hot fixes listed that may help, updating to Windows 7 SP1 is supposed to help in some cases but nothing seems for certain.

No way for me to recreate this problem but apparently others have the same problem.

Offline created files disappear after re-connect

Browse by Tags - The troubleshooters and problem solvers... - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Administratively assigned offline files on Win7 client disappear from server (Network Steve Forum)

The Group Policy settings in the next link may have an effect on this problem.

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There is a process running on my computer called csrss.exe
I went to and looked it up and came up with 2 different things. One says it is a Trojan and needs to be removed. The same exact process name also says it is Microsoft client server runtime server and SHOULD NOT be removed.
How I am supposed to tell the difference so I do not make a mistake by either leaving it alone or removing it???

Answer:Process: csrss.exe (trojan or Microsoft Client Server Runtime Server?)

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I have got a new tech specs for EMR system upgrade and now I have two options to pick:

option 1: workstations + SQL server + AD server
option 2: workstations + SQL server + AD server + Terminal server

Which option will be more optimal for 20-30 workstations in the network? Now I have a system based on the option 1 (there is no option 2 for current EMR software version). What is an advantage of the terminal server when workstations connect to the SQL server anyway?


Answer:Win 2008 server w/ terminal server or w/o?

TS is good for Thin clients, or remote users. Thats it really

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Hi I'm working on a client/server with the Java programming language and trying to figure out how to protect my server. With my current Virus/Firewall protection suite theres nothing I can do to keep out unwanted Java applications on the port I choose to allow the Java SE Binary through for clients accessing the server application. ESET Smart Security 4 is what I am using. Does anybody know of a security suite that would allow only a specific Java application to get through the firewall? I'm not to sure on this subject because my firewall is identifying any Java application as only the "Java SE Binary" and not I'm sure if you can even really name your Java application like you would something you would write in C++. Any information would be appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Java Server/Client + Server Firewall Safety

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A friend is moving his business, and the new business park that he's setting up shop in does not have anyway to get any wired internet to his building, excluding a T1 line, which he can't justify the cost of.

One windows 7 machine acts as the server, primarily for Quickbooks database, and there are two other windows 7 machines that are clients, reading off said database.

He's getting one of those usb dongles for wireless internet service, for the server only (the other two computers will be tethered to a smartphone for internet for QB and windows updates periodically).

They do NOT want to share the servers wireless connection to the other machines.

My only concern was if the server will continue to try to check the LAN for internet connectivity, or will it check both network connections when one fails, or is there a setting I can tell them to change to ensure it knows to go to the wireless dongle for internet all the time, without interfering with the workstations talking to the server over the LAN to get to the database?

The setup at the old office was business class DSL, they are using a relatively new Linksys router, which had the DSL authentication information.

Thank you!

Answer:LAN network for server/client only, USB hotspot for server internet.

I managed to find a solution this morning, for anyone that's interested, the whole article is here: Multiple Network Connections at the Same Time on Windows | Ivan Zlatev

But the short answer is, under the advanced properties of TCP/IP v4, uncheck automatic metric, set your internet to a value of 1, and the LAN to a value of 9999.

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was trying to network my computer to the server but keep getting the message 'server not responding from client computer' can anyone help please.

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I'm in the process of installing an application server that requires SQL Server 2008 R2 (x64) on a separate device. However, I'm noticing this error message whenever I try to install the application through its proprietary configuration tool:


ERRO: CheckDBCreation failed to create database. Error: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections (provider: TCP Provider, error: - = No such host is known).
ERRO: CheckDBCreation failed to drop database
ERRO: The provided SQL user may not have permissions to create and drop databases.
ERRO: ConfigureServer: The Configuration did not validate
ERRO: Task 'ValidateConfiguration' Failed (Exit Code=1)

This is what I have done so far:

On Server:
- Installed Client Tools
- Set it as Mixed-Mode Authentication (Windows + SQL)
- Created inbound rule on Windows Firewall to allow TCP 1433 (SQL Connection) and UDP 1434 (SQL Browser Service) from a small IP scope (only have four "test" servers in my network) under Domain, Public, and Private
- Created SQL accounts in Server Management Studio and verified that they are able to connect to SQL
- Checked DB instance in Server Management Studio to allow remote connections to the server
- Checked in Server Configuration Manager > Native Client 10.0 Configurat... Read more

Answer:Client(s) can't connect to SQL Server 2008 R2 server

You were on the right track, but having the server listen on localhost/ may or may not be what you want. Regardless, you need to tell SQL to bind to the ethernet interface since you're trying to connect to it over the network.

Do a netstat -a on the server and see if you have or the ethernet interface:1433. You could also do telnet serverip 1433.

If it's not listening on the desired interface, you need to look up how tell SQL to bind to that interface (I don't know, I'm not familiar with it either).

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Hi folks,
I am working with a company (that I have actually worked with for over 10 years on a consulting basis) and we are auditing our Microsoft Windows Server and server product licenses and preparing to upgrade Windows Server products.  We have ran into a snag, where the former System Administrator left the company a few years ago, however it was understood that the information regarding the VLSC was transferred to another partner in the company.  A new Systems Administrator has taken over, and we have determined that we do not have this information, including a Microsoft account username and password to access the VLSC and our Windows Server 2008R2 product keys, license agreements, SKUs, and downloads.  Unfortunately, the situation became took a turn for the worse about three months ago when the partner that had this information passed away.  No one at the company has access to this login information.  I currently administer most of their licensing, and have access to their much of their licensing information, download, product keys, etc., but I am clearly missing some very important ones.  I called Microsoft and they were of no assistance.  Since I am an administrator on the network, I can create a mailbox that the VLSC was probably originally registered under, however the VLSC says that Microsoft account is not even valid, not even prompting for the password.
I have a mailbox on their Exchange Server for their domain to prove I am ass... Read more

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I would like to know how to configure a Windows Server that will host a windows Diskless Client, I've read a lot of forums and blogs regarding this subject and I even tried to applied those summarized guide but until now I'm still stuck, and I hope someone
in this forum can help me or give me a detailed guide to this particular subject. I would really appreciate whatever suggestion or support that may give to me. 

Thank you,

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I have 10 unused and 5 used CALs for Windows 2000, I was wondering if it was possible to use them on a new Windows 2003 server, well if not at least the new ones.

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Question: Terminal server

Can I add terminal server role to my domain controller? The domain contoller only holds the files of the folks in the active directory. No databases run on this computer.
As of now the DC will only allow just the two administrative log ins and I have setup the terminal services licenses for 150 users on another computer in the domain.


Answer:Terminal server

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Hello friends,         I just want some information regarding Microsoft Windows Terminal server, wright now i am using citrix to access my application...... if i want to access my application directly with only windows terminal server form remotely how can it be possiable ......  can any one please tell me about this....

Answer:regarding terminal server

Go here to get it straight from .

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This morning i am having issues with my company's remote site connecting to our server. I have a facility here and everything is fine. The Remote site there are three machines. They have been connecting for years and this morning nothing. They get online but can not connect via RDP. Just errors out, can not connect. I can connect from home just fine. Oh and heres a weird part. The vista machine can connect but two xp machines cant. HELP!

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Location One :--- Head Office

I have one Terminal Server which have local IP Address as what I am using the IP range in company. IP Address of the server is configured in my SGS Firewall and is linked with Global IP Address.

Location Two :--- Ware House

I have one computer in warehouse which is using Dialup connection to connect with the Head office to access one folder.

Please Help :---

How can I connect warehouse computer with this terminal server through Dialup.

Answer:Please Help Terminal Server

start with this ms article

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Question: Terminal Server

Think I probably know the answer to this, but worth a shot.

I've got a bit of software that I've loaded onto our server and would like to be able to be accessed by people logging in.

When I run the application, it comes up saying that it can't be run on Windows Terminal Server.

Is there any options that I can adjust to enable this or will it simply not run?

Answer:Terminal Server

Probably not.... it usually helps to mention the software name though.

If it expressly says it won't run on terminal server then I highly doubt it will.

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Hi all,
My task is to allow my accountant access to my MYOB files. He tells me his clients usually do it through Windows Terminal Services (which I guess is the Terminal Server software). A few questions to start: How do I find out if its been installed; how do I enable it? and how do I get into the configuration of it? I'm new to this one but Ive got Logmein and XPUnlimited to work in the (distant) past ....
The other totally newbie question I have is .... Once its setup, what does the person that wants to connect to my machine do to connect?

Answer:XP and Terminal Server

XP does not have Terminal Services; TS is available on Windows Server versions only. Instead, XP has a part of it called Remote Desktop. Certain versions of XP can act as a Remote Desktop server.

What are MYOB files, and what type of access does he need? (Meaning, what is he doing with them?)

BTW, which version of XP do you have?

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Question: Terminal server

now that i have all my users logging in remotely to the terminal server, they are filling up the c drive and it is having problems. how do i get the users info not to be housed on this drive? I want all the users to use the f partician.
All info has been greatly appreciated!

Answer:Terminal server

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Hi all hope someone has an idea because I am clueless.
helping out a Real estate office, they have Windows 2000 server which shares files and has a few apps, and runs terminal server for about 25 on and off users. The server is bogging a bit at the terminal database program, so i figured adding a second 2000 server to ease the terminal services load made sense. Also thought why not make it a bdc as well, good backup, but use the bdc for terminal services, double duty. My 30 or so accounts with settings already created so makes sense.

I installed the second machine, added it and promoted it to 'seconday server'. Within 10 minutes my users are populated from the pdc in user manager, beautiful. Except I can't log in to the bdc at all with anything but 'administrator". Whether through terminal services, or right at the console, any account other that administrator fails. "The system could not log you on, be sure username and password are correct" etc.

Am I missing something? Can I do what I'm trying to do?

Any help or clues would be appreciated!

Thanks all

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Question: Terminal Server

I've got 2 2008 Windows Servers. I recently added another admin and when he logs onto one of the servers via remote access he gets Terminal Services licensing mode is not configured after he gets in (it's a pop up box by the sys time). Then if tries to log into another server he gets a pop up before he accepts that says The certificate is not from a trusted certifying authority.

Please help!

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i'm sure all of you have heard of the various termsrv.dll patches available on the internet which allow numerous concurrent terminal connections to an XP SP2 server. my student friends and I would like to set this up on my computer to share our office documents and the content we make, like audio/video data, most likely x264. it's mostly personal and we will not be running a business or trying to make any money with this virtual network. my question relates to the legality of this kind of setup, and what the odds of getting caught are. i understand only some windows server operating systems are licensed terminal servers, and each client needs a server CAL, a TS license, and probably some other license for sharing/running ms office docs.

it's just so obviously simpler and cheaper (free) to have multiple xp sp2 users logged on via RDP.

what do you think?

Answer:using xp as a terminal.server

Check your school to see if they have a campus wide volume license agreement. You may be able to do what you want to do on the cheap or even free through that. Otherwise this isn't the right place to be asking that question.

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So correctly our company is set up on a server, but we want to be able to hit the server remotely. I have read a few pros and cons from different sites, but i figured Hard users would have better first hand experience, could you please explain to me the differences, pros and cons of each.

Answer:Terminal Server vs VPN

it largely comes down to the applications you want to run. you may well find that a combination of the two works best. some applcations purely arent written to work efficiently across a network and as such are acceptable over local area networks, but perform shockingly over typical internet type connectivity which is a fraction of the speed. can you give us some examples of what you actually want to be able to do remotely?

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Question: Terminal Server

I am setting up terminal services using windows 2000 server. Does anybody know of any good texts or documentation is on how to do this. I have some bits and pieces form all over the place but I thought somebody here might be able to better direct me.

Thankyou in advance

Answer:Terminal Server

Here's a pretty good site:

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Server OS Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Client OS: Windows 7 Professional

I recently upgraded from Home Server 2011 to Essentials 2012. This required me to create a Domain which I did, and the other PC's connect with no problem. Using the same procedure to connect my main machine, and it does not see any other computers that are in the domain when I go to network places, not even the server. I have checked that the primary DNS is pointing to 2012 Essentials server. I can connect to the other PCs by manually typing in the other PC names.

Another problem is that I cannot access the shared folders in the Dashboard. I log in as an administrator and have checked permissions. When I try to access these shared folders it gives me the access denied message.

Does anyone know what is going on with these two problems?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:One client not seeing other computers in the Domain. Client OS Win7, Server OS 2012

I didn't use 2012 Essentials yet - only regular 2012 and domain is working without any problem.
Main thing is that client pc must have dns connected to server - on server you can set forwarding for external internet access.
If you have problems with domain you could try rejoin to domain on client PC - you'll verify then that everything is configured properly - I can recommend tool called Profile Wizard It's great for rejoining to domain or when you want to switch to other domain without lose your profile.
Maybe Dasboard require for local administrator privileges to work properly ?

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How do I clear the name of the previous use from the user name box when logging into a terminal server?
I want the login box to be blank when the login screen displays.

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hey does anyone know where i can get a list of terminal server compatable printers just need to know what will work so can make recommendations would appreciate any suggestions

Answer:Terminal server and printers

the vendor site of the terminal server?

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I have a NT 4.0 terminal server with the citrix server installed as well. The problem I am having is that when youre logged in and idle after a certain time you gett disconnected. Your processes still run on the server. When you log back in you're supposed to be right where you left off, however Word 2000 is coming back screwy where pages out of a document get scrambled. I want to bame this on word and temp files but not sure. Anyone else have any ideas? It only shows up in word so far adn only after a disconnect and reconnect.

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Hi everyone.
Thought this might do better here rather than the OS section being a network service.
Anyway. We have a Windows server 2012 running RDS Session based Desktops. Its being used as a terminal server so all users work from this system. around 30-40 users and spec wise everything fine with plenty of overhead in each area. all users have laptops which are locked down so they only have a shortcut to the server. All on the local LAN so no WAN connections at this point.

The users are complaining for issues with Lag in typing and the cursors jumping around the screen randomly which im bashing my head off the wall to find a cause for.

We have checked drivers on all sides, up to date and no issues that we can see.(and different laptops)
Moved users to cabled connections rather than wireless with a little improvement but still happening.
Have users with external mice and keyboards to see if that works (nope)

Looking for any suggestions on where to look for this as even MS is a bit stuck.

Answer:Issues with Terminal Server

what are the server specs?
last we had something similar at work, it was the sessions hanging up for a 1/2 second while everyone was doing something...looked like the keyboard/mouse would freeze, but actually was just hung and slow while input was typed in...when it came up the text filled in

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I'm new to the forum and not too tech savvy, so please be patient.

OS: Windows 7 64 bit

Laptop: ASUS Notebook K60IJ Series

I work from home a lot by remoting in to my PC at work. Last week I was able to remote in just fine, but today could not using my laptop. I could remote in using my wife's laptop just fine, but could not using mine. I get the following error:

Could not connect to terminal server

I can log into the network just fine. I have a random passkey that I enter etc. But, when I put in my workstation ID and try to connect, I get the above error.

Again, I was able to log in just fine using my wife's laptop today, but not mine

I have not made any changes recently (that I know of)

Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you give me something to try, please provide step by step instructions on how to complete the steps. Thank you


This seems to be an Internet Explorer issue. I downloaded and tried to remote in using Firefox and it worked just fine. Any ideas why IE is now giving me issues? Is there a setting that changed? I was gonna try to uninstall and reinstall IE, but it does not come up in my list of programs to uninstall...

Answer:Cannot connect to terminal Server

Go into System Restore and restore your PC to a date before you started having trouble. If you are not familiar with the process, look at this tutorial System Restore Let us know how it goes. This will not erase any of your data.

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Yeah... I'd like to have a terminal server set up on my linux box so i can access the computer elsewhere using the internet (not lan, so it MUST be secure). can anyone point me in a good direction? Thanks

Answer:Linux terminal server

You mean accessing a prompt? Set up Linux and if you're behind a firewall don't worry if you aren't run some iptables rules, run OpenSSH and ONLY allow SSHv2 if you want it to be secure because SSHv1 CAN be broken, what specificaly do you need help on?

Do you need info on Tweaking sshd? Security? etc. If you worry about security try freebsd 5.1 or OpenBSD (get the patches foo), OpenBSD has a good track record for security (One remote hole in the default install in 7 years) but it's very complex... FreeBSD is not so complex, so I recommend that, anything specific you need?

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I am a newb at TS for Server 08. I am trying to mess around with Server 08 and Remote App just to experiment.

I already created a test server with Server 08, have it running DNS and DHCP and working on that way. Created user1 and user2 as my test dummies.

I then installed the Terminal Server role (just Terminal Server none of the Gateway or Web access, because I just want to see how it works). Added user1 and user2 to the user list at the end of the isntall and restarted.

I go into RemoteApp and add MSPaint and create teh RDP file. I run that RDP file from the server and type in user1 with the password I created ("abc") and says bad credentials. tried user2 and same thing.

Copied the RDP file to the test workstation joined to the domain, and this is asking for hte computer name,etc. Type all that information in (server, user1/abc), and same error.

What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Server 08 + Terminal Services

add those users to the terminal services local user group on the server

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Hello, this is my first post and I'm kinda lost at this point. I know this is a Windows 7 forum but I need help desperately. I have a new windows server 2008 standard 32bit terminal server setup. The users log in to run several applications and do their printing. The server blue screens constantly while people are working. I am almost cretin the cause is print driver related. Please help me troubleshoot the minidump. The dump contains two separate days I tried to go live with the new box. Thank you for your help!

Answer:BSOD on new terminal server


All the dumps show memory corruption
Run memtest86+ on each stick of ram for 8 passes
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Hi guys,

We have recently upgraded all of our clients machines from XP to Win7 pro. and left all our servers on Win2003 st. edition. While on XP, users were able to connect and print on our terminal server which is running Win2003 but we have been having problems after the clients were upgraded to win7. User's printers are not being redirected now. Im not too sure if this is windows7 with win2003 issue or just HP drivers issue because all the printers are HP. I did try and find most of the HP win7 drivers to isolate the problem and I even downloaded HP univ. drivers but still the printer were not being redirected. What could be the issue here, I'm really confused.

Please help. Thanks

Answer:Win 7 and Win 2003 terminal server

Hi msizim - Welcome to SF,

Do you have a Print Server Role configured in one of your Windows Server?

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im new at my job. i noticed that there were notifications of the liscences running out on some of the wyse terms recently. another employee told me that i was to go to each terminal and restore it to factory default, then upon reboot, it would pull a new liscense. well, it has begun to show up on others as well, which is annoying since there are about 700 thin clients at various locations. isnt there an easier way to do this? cant we just renew a set number of licenses on the terminal server for the terms that are the closest to expire? i dont have the privileges to see some of the available admin tools so im just curious. thanks..

Answer:terminal server licenses

Is this Citrix by any chance?

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This has been happening for a while now, several times per week. I notice activity on my Terminal Services Manager, and when I look at it I see that someone/something is trying every second to log onto it. It trys, gets bumped, and then immediately trys again.. until I disable my WAN to terminal server. Then he goes away when he can't hit it anymore. Now, there are only 4 users in this terminal server, so I know its an outside source. I am running Windows Server 2003. My question is, what can I do??? Is there a way to trick him? Let him on my server, but in a digital sandbox environment? I used to be able to see an ip, for a split second, but now it appears its masked. I am using default port of 3389 to listen for my clients, so I am about to change that.. But still feels to passive. I am mad about seeing someone trying to break into my house (analogy). Is there software that will let an attacker know that I am not going to stand for this? Thanks to techguy forums. I have been here a lot, just never asked a networking question. Have a great day folks.

Answer:Bot trying to hack my Terminal Server..


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I have netmeeting on the terminal server (nt4.0 SP5) connected straight to the internet. Works great if I'm at the console. If I try to connect via terminal server client or citrix client it still hosts meetings but sharing and collaboration buttons are grayed out??? Please help!!!

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I am looking to use Kaspersky EE on our new Terminal Service Servers but before I do I am wondering if anyone else is using this and if anyone here can explain the licence situation on this?

I have tried to contact Kaspersky about it but they also have conflicting info.

I am looking at buying Business Space Security becuase it looks as if they don't sell Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Server Enterprise Edition as a stand alone product.

It says 10 File Servers/Workstations but what I can't work out is can I use this on 10 of our file servers? Or does it actually mean 1 file server and 9 workstations?


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is winxp pro able to create a terminal server? i want to use the build in remote desktop connection to connect to an xpPro pc... possible or do i need a third party remote desktop program?

Answer:winXP Terminal Server

just use remote desktop

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OK, I'm trying to connect to a terminal server which i have the live IP address for and all of the correct user names and pass words, but it consistently tells me that the client could not connect to the remote computer and that remote connections might not be enabled. I'm running XP pro, so which application should i be using to connect?

Answer:Connecting to a terminal server

It depends, is that terminal running on Linux?

You'll probably want to use telnet to connect, unless it's a actual application that you need emulation for, ie SCO OpenServer running some sort of app or something like that.

If you can't connect, yea the ip may be live and the terminal server may be up and running. but if they have a firewall enabled and they don't have that port enabled to take incoming connections, the firewall will block it

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I just loaded up Windows 2000 Professional (Installed, same thing) how do I run/configure Microsoft Terminal server/

Answer:2000 Terminal Server

Do you mean the Terminal Services Client? You need a W2K server running Terminal services to connect to. the client is on the w2k server disk. Install that and configure to the server.

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When one of the users logs in the program that normally starts is not starting up. I have gone into the terminal services manager and logged the user off, as well as reset them multiple times. I have gone into test manager and closed all instances of the program inluding instances from all users. I've gone into the main program directory and tried to run the program, it beings to load (you see the hr glass) and then the hour glass goes away and nothing happends. Is this a problem within terminal server or the actual program itself? Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:terminal server issue

sounds like the program.

Maybe a reinstall is needed.

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Hi all,

My network administrator is gone for 2 weeks and so, wouldn't you know it, a term server has gone belly up. How do I set one up to communicate with it to set its config from my winxp computer? I need to assign it an IP address and subnet address, etc... to be able to telnet in and log the ports right?

the term server is a MRV 8008 and it came with a crossover cable and female 9 pin to rj45 adapter. I plugged the crossover cable from my com1 port to the number 1 port on the term server yet I am not able to make a connection to it.

any help would be great.


Answer:setting up a terminal server

can you see the server at al from your XP comuter? If so, go to remote desktop from your XP and log in using the IP of the server.

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Well the basic question is "Is there someway to install terminal server on a Windows XP pro machine?". I know that RDC is already installed but what we are looking for is the ability for multiple people to log into one machine remotely at a time. I've already put up the idea of installing 2003 server but I guess there's too much stuff they don't want to back up on the machine. Now as far as I know it is NOT possible to install Terminal Server on an XP pro machine. Anybody else know different?

Answer:Terminal Server Windows XP?

I'd search in here. I know there was a discussion or two about this over a year ago.

I think it has something to do with a registry change...basically mimics 2003's multiple-user feature of RDP

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I was wanting to set up my XP Pro machine with terminal services server so i can connect in while im out on the job....ive got the web based way to work (though it always says it has to kick me off in order for someone to connect?!) but i want just the normal way where you use RDP....also im behind a router but i have my comp set up as DMZ Server...any thoughts would be appreciated )

Plus: i do have remote administrator, but id prefer TS

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I am trying to install Quickbooks Enterprise so that it runs as a Termnial Server session. Since Intuit is no longer supporting Canadian versions of this software I have no luck getting the proper procedures from them to complete the install. Does anyone know what is required to get the install done? Should be the same as the US version.

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I'm investigating using a MS Terminal Server on network A with Cisco VPN to network B.

The elegant possibility would be for the TS to have a permanent VPN link, such that people on A can just run a TS and get to B. Is this possible?

The inelegant possibility would be for people to run the Cisco VPN client to B inside their TS session. Is this possible?

Answer:Terminal Server + Cisco VPN?

i did this in my last company as a temporary solution which we later added a point to point dedicated. It does work. just make sure the keep alive settings are correct on both ends, the client and the vpn router.

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I'm trying to set-up s terminal server and connect via RDP. It's running on Windows Server 2003, port 3389 is listening, but when I find the server on RDP, it says, "the client could not connect to the computer. Remote connections might not be running..." All remote and terminal services are running. Please help.

Answer:HELP. RDP terminal server issues!

The client is on the same LAN?

You made sure port 3389 is open on any firewall running on the server?

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I need help installing and setting up terminal server for our company. Is there any place I go for help?

Answer:Terminal Server install


Terminal Services Overview

Remote Desktop Services

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1 simple question. After installing Terminal server on my box what ports do I open in my firewall in order for outside users to connect and work remotely?

Answer:Terminal Server Install

TCP Port 3389.Such thing can be figured out be the following command in a DOS box (CMD):netstat -anb | more

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For my Cisco Lab, I have three routers and three switches -- a 2611 and two 2501 routers, and a Catalyst 2950, 2924XL, and 1924 switch.

I only have three available serial ports amongst the computers that are near the Cisco devices, but I have 6 console cables (2 of them have RS-232 plugs, the other four have RJ-45/RS232 adapters). For ease of management (And so I can do all my lab stuff from one PC) I'd like to have these all plugged into a terminal server. I know little about terminal servers, but I see many go on eBay for cheap -- is this the most feasable way of going about this? What else can I do, besides adding serial ports to a server that's closeby?

Answer:I need advice for a terminal server.

How about a converter that allows to to access serial devices from a LAN connection?

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Problem : I am running W2k Terminal Server, User logs in and automatically starts program they are using. When they go to print I get an access violation, and refuses to print. Printer is a HP 4050 that is networked to client side NT4 server. Client is using Win98, and terminal server client.

When I run these same clients in a Terminal server windowed enviroment, and start my program from the desktop, and try and print, I have no problem printing = no Acces Violation.

any suggestions would be welcome.

Answer:Terminal server printing

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Apologies if this is not the correct forum but I figured it was closest.

When I log onto one of our new Windows 2003 terminal servers I get the error message:

"Your terminal services temporary client license will expire in 6 days. Please contact your system administrator to get a permanent license"

I looked for part of the message on the net and got the following ...

The function of Terminal Server CALs in Windows Server 2003

... which told me that the solution was:

1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Terminal Services Configuration.
2. Click Server Settings, and then double-click Licensing Mode.
3. Change the Licensing Mode to Per User, and then click OK.

The problem I have is that if I do that I cannot change the licensing mode as the box is greyed out (no drop down).

This problem will cause the collapse of a major system within a few days so I am asking for help as I do not know what the solution is.


Answer:Terminal Server Licensing

The TS needs to be licensed and it doesn't think it is. Are you using this just for the admin connections (2max) or for users to logon? If its for users you need to register that box with your license server for the TS cals.

edit: this may help

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I am setting up a terminal server for about 30 users. (i will be adding a second server to take the load / redundencty at a later date)

What I need is a server that can take 30 users running basic word procesing aps (office probably) and it can only be 1U (as I only have 2U of space left and I need to add 2 servers in that space )

I was looking at a Xeon X3220 Quad Core 2.4Ghz, 4GB Ram, 2 x 250GB SATA drives (Harware RAID 1), Windows 2003 Server with 30 TS COA on the DC

I expect this could cope with the load but what do you think?

Answer:Terminal Server Spec

Should do fine...with Terminal server..thing to do is stuff it with ram, and you have the 4 gigs. Document storage on another primary file sharing source across the network? Gigabit connection? If so...leaving with SATA drives should be fine, if the file storage is locally....I'd consider upping the drives to snappier SAS.

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I cannot get any Terminal server clients to connect to our Exchange Server.
We run Terminal Server on a Windows 2000 server and are using Exchange 5.5 and Outlook 2000.
When I log into terminal server and try to setup a user profile I get an error "The name could not be resolved. The microsoft exchange address book was unable to log on to the Microsoft Exchange Server computer. Contact your system administrator if the problem persists.
I am able to ping the Exchange Server by the IP address.

Any idea?



Answer:Terminal Server and Exchange

I have a feeling that its going to be something to do with Active Directory, and Users and Groups. Does the user whose profile you are trying to set up already have a user account in both the W2K domain and on the Exchange server?

This article offers a fix for a very similar problem, without really explaining why the fix is necessary.;en-us;Q255843

If you can't get Terminal Server to work, have you considered setting up Outlook Web Access, as this is really easy to configure and demonstrate to your users?

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Can any1 maybe help me to get this right.

I work for a company that has branches all over the show and the outside branches connect to a terminal server to work on an access application. how would i be able to get them to print to their local machine, and to make it worse some of the printers are network and some are just connected to a local machine of the branch.

Ive searched all over the web but to no prevail. and its realy starting to become a bother.

PLEAS help if any1 can.

OH! and have a good 1

Answer:Printing over a terminal server.

you'll need to install all the individual print drivers:

Printers and Faxes --> File --> Server Properties --> Drivers

If you want to avoid installing a hundred print drivers, you can install something like PrimoPDF (can get it from for free) on the client machine and on the terminal server. If they print to PrimoPDF when in terminal services, it will bring it up in a PDF file on their end, and they can then print to whatever printers are attached to their machine.

You will also need to follow the article at the following address to make sure your printers can map to the terminal server:

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I have a NT 4.0 terminal server with the citrix server installed as well. The problem I am having is that when youre logged in and idle after a certain time you gett disconnected. Your processes still run on the server. When you log back in you're supposed to be right where you left off, however Word 2000 is coming back screwy where pages out of a document get scrambled. I want to bame this on word and temp files but not sure. Anyone else have any ideas? It only shows up in word so far adn only after a disconnect and reconnect.

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I need to setup a Terminal Server 2008 for approximately 100 concurrent connections. The application people RDP in to use is a resources hog. I'm Looking for some Spec Recommendations or Infrastructure recommendations.

64 bit is a must.

Should I do two separate servers each with quad core Xeon Proc's and 8GB Memory or One big Server with Dual Proc Quad Core Xeon Processors and 16GB Memory?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. If we do two separate servers, there will be a third to load balance in front of the two.



Answer:Terminal Server 2008

Wow, for 100 concurrent users I would definitely go with two hosts for load-balancing and redundancy. I would also consider putting 32-48GB of RAM in each host.

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I have a user who is conneccting to our VPN server via
the internet remote connection. He stays connected for
anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour and a half. Then he
is kicked off with a VBscript remote desktop disconnected
internal error has occured error. When he tries to log
back in again he cannot find the server. I need to
reboot so that he can log in again. Had him ping the IP
and it timed out. Anyone know what is going on with


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Anybody has any experiment this before. We will be hosting a this sbs server in our data center. We order a 2 quad core processor and 8gb of ram with i think just a normal 3 sata drives. Overall question is will it work without buying another server just for terminal use.

Answer:SBS 08 with virtual terminal server

5 or 80 users going to be using the terminal server?

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I have my terminal service liscences set up as per device. Can I change it to per user? Can I buy individual terminal server liscences?

Answer:Terminal Server liscence


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One of my clients terminal server is getting hammered.

The terminal server supports an average of 20 or so concurrent connections. The server is running the standard mix of office applications, Internet Explorer and a heavy database based application. I have moved the physical database etc over to a brand new dedicated SQL BOX however the disk cue still flat lines at 100% a lot of the time. The Server is in a RAID 1 its not running out of ram either.

Any tips etc to try and sort this out? I'm hoping that the disks and the bus are not causing a bottleneck......

Anyway any advice would be gratefully appreciated.


Answer:Terminal Server Performance

SATA or real server drives? (SCSI/SAS)

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Hello all,

Hope someone can help me out with this. We have a Terminal Server 2008 R2 running inside of Hyper-V. Once a week or so we are getting Bluescreens and the server reboots. I ran the SF Diagnostic Tool and upload to this post Appreciate if someone can help me out here.


Answer:BSOD on Terminal Server

You have to much user mode application craches (information from MSINFO32.nfo). And in 2 dmp files we have:
CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4) Probably caused by : csrss.exe EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005
CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4) Probably caused by : csrss.exe EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005
It can be system files corrupted (try sfc /scannow ) or problems with security patches.

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I am looking for suggestions or "how you measure" perspectives for a terminal server environment. Factors considered are the number of CPU cores, number of logical CPUs, and RAM. Assume all servers are 2008 R2 64-bit Enterprise. Also assume that you have 1000 users you need to put on terminal servers. Don't worry about diskspace. There will be Exchange, Office 2010 Standard, and a SAN for all the network drives. There are a handful of users that are more resource intensive, but we will have resource management due to Enterprise edition (oh those hardcore Excel users! ).

It would help to give us an idea of what other sysadmins and organizations do and how they measure, i.e. "an 8GB single 4-core server could take 16 users". Thanks!

Answer:How many users per terminal server?

All physical servers or are VM's involved?

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Hello there,

I need some help...........

We have 2 citrix servers. One PS4.5 and one licensing.

I am trying to set up the terminal service profile side of things. I have created a profile, locked it down and saved it as a mandatory profile on a share on the PS4.5 box. The share permissions everyone has full control and the NTFS permissions are set to read and execute for the citrix users.

All users have this profile path mapped in AD under their TSProfile tab.

I have a GPOL set up (loopback enabled) for the PS4.5 box and the Citrix user group. For some (unknown) reason the users are not picking up this mandatory profile, but some other random one.....?

Within the GPOL I have set up folder re-direction on desktop to point to \\sharename\manprofile\desktop and my docs to point to the shared mydocs folder I created on the same partition as the profile share. Both are not working.

I have enabled TSRoaming profiles within GPOL with the path set as:


I am pulling my hair out, as I have followed this text book and even tried separate computer and user policies and enforced them.

Please - someone help!




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Hi everyone,
I posted about this a couple of weeks ago but wanted to start a new thread to see keep it fresh. I also know this is slightly OS related but I figured as a network service this is probably the best place. So anyway, looking for some ideas.

The setup is two servers, one is 2008 r2 running as a DC/DNS for AD. also running file shares for the network. The second is a 2012 server running as RDS in a terminal server setup. Everything running fine performance wise with plenty of overhead and MS support saying its all fine. Around 30-40 users a day.

Network connectivity at the core is an two HP 1910 switches a 48 port an 16 port Gigabit. The servers all being connected in single connection to the gigabit ports no VLANS or QoS at this point.Users all have laptops using WiFi on UniFi access points mainly dell laptops all with windows 7 and with only the RDP client and skype on them. Locked down so they cant do anything except those two icons and shut the laptop down.

So this is where it gets fun, we have two main issues the first being the cursour moving while users type. This isn't an issue for everyone but certainly the majority and we cant pin it to one model of laptop as its all over on different specs. Suspect the trackpads are partial on this issue but its moving way too much to be just that as users are ending up typing in the font box when writing emails. Ping times are all ok with only 2-4 ms and the odd spike but what I would expect on wireless bu... Read more

Answer:RDS (Terminal Server) woes

Has it always experienced this problem?
On the network, look for dropped packets or errors. On the server, try toggling tcp autotuning settings or disable tcpip taskoffload(Windows or the NIC driver)

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Okay, here's what I want to accomplish: I want to be able to use my main pc/any pc on the network (all of which would be Windows), use a program such as Exceed to remote into a Unix/Linux box. Instead of a graphical interface though, I only want the command line. From here, I'll be able to use vim, gcc, etc - the main purpose would be for development.
I've seen it done before, and I really like the set up. I have a spare 2ghz pc that I'll use for this, so I should have enough horsepower to run it. However, I haven't the faintest clue as to what to install where, how to set it up, and what network settings I need to take care of. Furthermore, I don't even know what this is actually called. I have a Verizon FiOS router (Actiontec MI424WR I think? Something along those lines, they only have one type of router) but I'm willing to get any other networking hardware I need (within reason) to set it up. The way it's set up right now is all my PC's are connected to the router and files/printers are shared via a workgroup.

Answer:Need help setting up a terminal (...?) server

why not use SSH?

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