Terminal Server Architecture

Before getting into the details of Windows 2000 Terminal Server architecture and how it differs from the preceding version, you need to understand the main differences between a standard Windows 2000 server and one that is running Terminal Services.

The fundamental difference is that Terminal Server architecture supports multiple sessions or desktops running at the same time, whereas Windows 2000 Server alone supports only one—the console. Each session running on a Terminal Server must be isolated from the actions of all other sessions.

Terminal Server mainly handles this need by assigning each new session a unique session ID. The session ID is used to keep track of and keep separate each session's resources by creating ...

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