windows 2000 server and remote desktop support

Posted on 2006-05-17
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
i have downloaded the remote desktop client from microsoft and installed on my windows 2000 server, i have also started the telnet service but can still not remote desktop onto the server, please help as i am now confused as to what to do. i read an article that states it is possible to allow incoming RD sessions on 2000 server but not professional but am not sure how to get this to work.
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    In 2000 you need to install Terminal Services on the server.  In Administration mode.

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    ok, it is tru you need to install terminal services, but you also need to enable IIS in order for remote desktop to work.

    the address will be:


    if  IIS is not enable it will not show, but in many times the remote desktop service runs and you just need to access it from a pc running windows XP using the remote desktop0 conexion.


    try installing IIS if its not installed already or try conecting half of the time is IIS not running the right website for the remote desktop conexion.

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    thanks that explains what i have to do but have misplaced my server 2000 cd do you perhaps have the location of a download source for the instalation files for terminal services that i can accuire these files from
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    Sorry, you NEED the OS Source files.  If you don't have the CD, contact microsoft to replace it.  As long as you have a license, they can send you a new CD.  IF you don't have a license, we can't help you anyway.

    And andree-ochoa - Technically, Remote Desktop does not exist in 2000 - it's Terminal Services and that is it.  Remote Desktop actually connects you to the console - which 2003 and XP can do but NO VERSION of 2000 can.  You do NOT need IIS unless you want to setup a web site that will enable you to connect to the 2000 server via Internet Explorer (even then you are not actually connecting with internet explorer, but rather with an activeX control that uses internet explorer).  Even then you could setup the web site on ANYTHING running IIS - it need NOT be a 2000 system with terminal services.

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