Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Setting up Terminal Server and installing applications for TS Users

Hi everyone, I would like to share my knowledge on how to install Terminal Server role and install applications for Terminal Server users. To explain the whole process in better way, I fragmented it in to three different stages.

  1. Installing Terminal Server Role on existing server
  2. Configuring Remote connection settings for users
  3. Installing Applications on Terminal Server (TS)

Installing Terminal Server Role on existing server

Let’s start the process. First of all, we have to install Terminal Server Role on a server. Please follow these steps to install Terminal Server role:
  • Log in to server where terminal server role will be installed
  • Go to Server Manager
  • Run Add Role Wizard by clicking on Add Roles
  • Select Terminal Services role, click next twice.
  • Select below Role services to install and click Next
    • Terminal Server
  • On Uninstall and Reinstall Applications for Compatibility option, click Next.
  • On Specify Authentication Method for Terminal Server page, Select Do not require network Level Authentication. Click Next
  • On Specify Licencing Mode, select Configure later and click Next
  • On Select User Groups Allowed Access to This Terminal Sever, add Domain users and click Next
  • Click on Install
  • It will take some time to install Terminal Services. Once it is installed, click on Close and restart the server
  • Once server is restarted, installation will resume.  Click on Close once it’s finished
  • Go to Sever Manager, Click on Terminal Services. Under System services, verify that Terminal services are Running. Also, under Role Services, make sure that Terminal Server has a status of Installed


Configuring Remote connection settings for users

Once the Terminal Server role is installed on a given server, next step in the process is to configure remote connection settings for users so that they can log in to server through Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) tool. Follow these steps on your Terminal Server.
  • Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System.
  • Under Task, Click on remote Settings
  • Select Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop.
  • Click on Select Users. Confirm that Domain_Name\Domain Users is already added there. Click on OK twice.


Installing Applications on Terminal Server (TS)

At this stage, you’ve successfully installed Terminal server role and configured your server so that other users can log in to server via Remote Desktop Connection tool. Next step in the process is to install an application program for users. Here are the guidelines to install an application on Terminal Server:

  • Log in to TS using your admin account.
  • Click Start, click Run, type Cmd, and then click OK.
  • At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: Change user /install
  • Run the automated installation exactly as you would do on a client computer.
  • When the automated installation is complete, configure the Remote Desktop Services-enabled computer for execute mode.
  • To enable computer for execute mode, At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: Change user /execute


Congratulations!!! You’ve successfully setup a Terminal server and installed an application for domain users. Users can use either Server name or an IP address to connect to server using RDP tool.


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