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Learning Windows Server 2003 by Jonathan Hassell

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Adding the Terminal Server Role

Use the Configure Your Server Wizard to add the Terminal Server role to your machine.

  1. First, read the precautions and information in this section fully before proceeding.

  2. Open the Configure Your Server Wizard as described earlier in this book. On the Server Role page, select Terminal Server, and click Next.

  3. The procedure is very simple, so the Summary of Selections page immediately appears. Confirm that you want to install Terminal Services by clicking Next. You will be prompted to reboot to complete the installation.

The permissions to connect to a terminal server are simple to understand. Any user who wants to connect via Terminal Services must be a member of the Remote Desktop Users group. You can alter the access permissions, time-of-day requirements, and other properties for this group through the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in as usual. (See Chapter 5 for more information on users and groups within Active Directory.) If your machine is not participating in an Active Directory environment, user accounts must be members of the Administrators group of the machine to which they’re trying to connect.

You should install Terminal Services on an NTFS-formatted partition to take advantage of the superior security features of that filesystem.

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