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Learning Windows Server 2003 by Jonathan Hassell

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Terminal Services Administration

You can administer a Terminal Services machine from three points.

The Terminal Services Manager console

You can run this console from any station to display and control Terminal Services connections on a network.

The Terminal Services Configuration console

This console runs on each Terminal Services machine to adjust the individual Terminal Services configurations on each machine.

The Terminal Services Licensing console

This console manages licensing across all Terminal Services machines in a domain.

I covered the Terminal Services Licensing applet in the previous section. In this section, I’ll cover the basic administrative functions that the Terminal Services Manager applet can perform, and then I will focus on some common tasks using the Terminal Services Configuration applet.

Terminal Services Manager

Terminal Services Manager (TSM) is the focal point where all connections between client computers and Terminal Services machines come into view. Think of it as “mission control.”

Tip

TSM’s full functionality works only when you run the console from a remote machine connected to Terminal Services through a session. Running TSM locally on the machine running Terminal Services will limit the functionality available to you.

Figure 10-4 shows the basic TSM layout.

The default Terminal Services Manager window

Figure 10-4. The default Terminal Services Manager window

By default, TSM shows all Terminal Services ...

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