Terminal Server [auditing/securing and analyzing]

Hi allz,

I want to know if it's okay to setup a TERMINAL SERVER on WEB SERVER ?
also how can I check for the security issues related to TERMINAL SERVER ?
and what are the do's and don'ts for installing TERMINAL SERVER ?
and what are the chances of compromising of a TERMINAL SERVER ?
and other information / security audit tools concerning MS TERMINAL SERVICES......

Thanks in advance
p.s: don't suggest alternative
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
OK yes of course you can set up TS on a web server you need to have a server runninf IIS 5 (or 6)

then install TSWebsetup.exe on it (if your runnig IIS5 it will automatically run the IIS lockdown tool - but it will not affect your current website)
once its installed it will create a sub folder in your inetpub/wwwroot folder called tsweb

download from

you can then access the TSweb connection via http://yourwebaddress/tsweb/

NOTE for it to work you need port 80 TCP inbound open AND port 3389 inbound open (or forwarded depending on your network)

your clinet connects over port 80 (web) to the URL then downloads an activeX applet that connects to the TS server (so the client needs to have activeX enables or the URL needs to be trusted)
well there is nothing to worry about your terminal server.
there are no knows bugs for terminal services yet.. so the only way on compromissing it would be a verry time expensive brute force attack on the logins.. which would be waste if you have a good password policy on that server.

the only thing i would worry about is the webserver ;)
ON-DEMAND: 10 Easy Ways to Lose a Password

Learn about the methods that hackers use to lift real, working credentials from even the most security-savvy employees in this on-demand webinar. We cover the importance of multi-factor authentication and how these solutions can better protect your business!

Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
imnajamAuthor Commented:
You welcome! and thanks for participating and giving your comments in the question:)
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
ThanQ ;)
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
OS Security

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.