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Trouble getting terminal server 2003 working

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Hi Guys,

I currently have 3 windows 2003 servers on my network. We have 5 users who work remotely, and need remote desktop access into our company to use our CRM software. Previously, we had all these 5 people remote desktop onto all 3 servers (2 + 2 + 1) using the 2 free remote desktop connections allowed on windows 2003. I finally got funding for 5 terminal licesnses so i could consolidate these users onto 1 terminal server. I insalled the licensing server onto one of the domain controllers and then installed the licenses, but i dont really know where to go from here.

Currently, it still only allows 2 remote desktop users on at any one time! does anyone have any information about what settings i need to change to get this working properly?

Thanks, Gavin
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by:Gavin5511
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where would i check to see if i set it up in app server or remote admin? is it possible to change? or have i completely cuggered it now? ;)

i'll have a look through those tutorials now>

Cheers, Gavin
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by:Gavin5511
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also, another quick questions is about the licensing. Now i'm pretty sure you can't change the type of licensing after you first start it up, which is why i am hoping i was right in choosing per user licensing. We have 5 remote workers in our remote office that each log on to the terminal server from their own machines every day. Is per user the best way to go, over per device?

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by:kshays
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That should be fine about the per user.

Open up terminal services configuration and terminal services manager.  It's been a long time, but I pretty sure it's really easy going from remote administration to application, not so sure about going from application to remote though.  It's one of those things I don't really do everyday, once it's setup it's just there and you kinda forget about it a little.

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by:Jay_Jay70
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1) Terminal Services in 2003 is automatically Installed in application mode
2) you can change your licencing type but only once!
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by:kshays
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I was thinking you could choose between remote administration and application mode when you added it from the windows components?  Man it has been way too long since i've installed TS :D, although I do manage it on a day to day basis though.  Go figure :)



kevin
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by:Jay_Jay70
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its all good - small change from 2000 to 2003 :) i didnt even notice it to start with
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by:kshays
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Learn something new everyday :)  The way I like it, hehe..

Have a good night,

kevin
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by:Jay_Jay70
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you too mate - lunch time here

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by:Gavin5511
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so, what do i actually have to do now then?
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by:Jay_Jay70
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where are you at?
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by:Gavin5511
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still at the same place when i asked the question. I have installed terminal server services AND terminal server licensing server on to one of my domain controller. However, it is still functioning as it did before (where it only allows 2 connections on). i'm assuming that at the moment, the terminal server is set up in a wrong mode, but i don't know where to change it.

Thanks, Gavin
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by:Jay_Jay70
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have you activated the licence server?
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by:Gavin5511
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certainly have!
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by:Gavin5511
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when i try to log on to the terminal server, it gives me this pop-up:

To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the Allow log on through terminalo services right. By default, members of the remote desktop users group have this right. if you are not a member of the remote desktop users group, or another group that has this right, or if the remote desktop user group does not have this right, you must be granted this right manually.

This help at all?
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kshays earned 500 total points
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Have you added the user(s) to the remote desktop group on the local machine yet?

On terminal server machine:
start/run/cmd <ENTER>
net localgroup "remote desktop users" domain\username /add

Then try again to login.

?


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by:Jay_Jay70
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hmm i don't know why that error is coming, you have hit the local policy already so i am confused!
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