Windows 7 / Networking

Once you have installed the TS role and the Terminal Server role service, you can configureTS using TS Configuration. TS Configuration allows you to determine the TS connectionsthat are on the computer and their properties, as well as the server settings. There canbe only one connection for each network interface card (NIC) or network adapter in thecomputer, and all connections use RDP with TCP/IP. Therefore, if you have only one NICor network adapter, the default connection is all that you need. There are, though, someimportant settings in the connection's Properties dialog box. Look at both the connection'ssettings and the server settings that are available in TS Configuration with these steps: Download.

  1. Open TS Configuration by clicking Start Administrative Tools Terminal Services Terminal Services Configuration.
    Or, in the Server Manager window, open Roles and Terminal Services, and click Terminal Services Configuration.
    In either case, Terminal Services Configuration will open, either within the Server Manager or within its own window.
  2. Add additional connections if you have more than one NIC or network adapter, by clicking Create New Connection in the Actions pane on the right.The Terminal Services Connection Wizard will open. Click Next, enter the connection name and comments, and click Next. Select the network adapter touse and the number of connections. Click Next, review your settings, and click Finish.
  3. To change the properties of an existing connection, right-click the connection,such as the default RDP-TCP connection, and click Properties. The RDP-TCP Properties dialog box will open.
  4. Go through each of the tabs. The settings you can change are as follows:
    • General Add a comment to the connection's description and switch to High encryption.
    • Log On Settings Provide automatic logon by specifying the logon information to always use and whether a password will be requested.
    • Sessions Determine when to end a terminal session and how to reconnect if disconnected.
    • Environment Specify which, if any, program should be started when the user logs on, and what folder it should point to.
    • Remote Control Determine whether to allow the remote control or observation of a user's terminal session and set the conditions under which it is allowed.
    • Client Settings Specify which of the client devices and capabilities will be available during a terminal session.
    • Network Adapter Specify the NIC or network adapter that will be used for this connection and the maximum number of connections to be allowed.
    • Security Determine the permissions to be allowed for a particular group or user and add groups and users as desired.
  5. When you have completed any changes you want to make, click OK toclose the connection's Properties dialog box and return to Terminal Services Configuration.
  6. Click Server Settings. The settings will appear on the right of the windows. Thesesettings are self-explanatory. The settings are changed by right-clicking one of them, clicking Properties, and choosing the desired settings as shown next.
  7. When you have completed making your changes, click OK to close the Properties dialog box.

The License Server should be part of ‘Terminal Server License’ group in Active Directory Domain Services. On the RD Session Host server if you rerun the Diagnoser, you will see that the server now recognizes the License server the CAL type. Adding an existing License Server in a new RDS deployment. Or, in the Server Manager window, open Roles and Terminal Services, and click Terminal Services Configuration. In either case, Terminal Services Configuration will open, either within the Server Manager or within its own window.

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