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Kindly, let me know about concept
of Terminal Server.

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by:Lee W, MVP
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Terminal Server is quite simple - to run a "terminal" of Windows NT on a lesser machine.  When you run a telnet session, you are running a terminal session to another computer.  With NT Terminal Services, and the appropriate client (included with Terminal Server) you can have several people running different applications on the server and each one has no or little knowledge or indication that others are also using the server's CPU and memory resources.  With the client you essentially get a "desktop" of NT appear on your terminal (workstation).
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If you're talking about hardware, a terminal server provides a TCP/IP interface to a system that does not have TCP/IP.  It works this way:


         [Workstation with TCP/IP]
                     |
                    \|/
              TCP/IP NETWORK
                     |
                    \|/
             [TERMINAL SERVER]
               |   |   |   |
               |   |   |   |
             Async lines to host
               |   |   |   |
               |   |   |   |
             ----------------
             [     HOST      ]


Hope this helps!


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A (hardware) terminal server can also be used for this:

            [Host with TCP/IP]
                     |
                     |
           TCP/IP NETWORK (LAN/WAN)
                     |
                     |
             [TERMINAL  SERVER]
              |    |    |    |
              |    |    |    |
         Async lines to dumb devices
              |    |    |    |
              |    |    |    |
             
            [VDU][VDU][VDU][Printer]  

Setting up printing is quite tricky, because the host has to direct the print to a specific port on the TS


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tfewster, yep! this is also true...


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by:GP1628
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Here an old low-tech answer just in case. The use of terminal here is slightly different but might be what you want.

terminal originally referred to a "computer" which did nothing by itself. It was basically a monitor and a keyboard for another computer.

One big computer had many terminals, with many users using them. None of them did anything without the big computer which was the terminal server. Later came the invention of "stand alone desktop computers".

Now terminal can refer to a computer acting as a "dumb terminal" or to the  software which allows a computer to be the terminal of another computer.

So a terminal server would be a computer which is ready and listening for other computers who want access.

Gandalf Parker
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expsaleem,

You still there???
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Reposting as answer:

If you're talking about hardware, a terminal server provides a TCP/IP interface to a system that does not have TCP/IP.  It works this way:


         [Workstation with TCP/IP]
                     |
                    \|/
              TCP/IP NETWORK
                     |
                    \|/
             [TERMINAL SERVER]
               |   |   |   |
               |   |   |   |
             Async lines to host
               |   |   |   |
               |   |   |   |
             ----------------
             [     HOST      ]


Hope this helps!


Cheers!

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by:oricks
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Here is a good link that gives alot of good info.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/library/operations/terminal/tsremote.asp
Rick
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by:kasundharshana
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IT works as Remote Desktop also used same port (3389), But it gives multiple Desktop for each client. Remote user need to used remote desktop client software that Windows terminal server support  either Microsoft or not. Remote users can work remote machine like they sit in-front of it, Also they can used any program on it
It works under 56Kbps link without any problem why it send only keyboard and mouse command across the link Also can map printers, sounds, etc..
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