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How do I Map a Com Port to a Client in Terminal Services?

Posted on 2007-07-25
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I have a 2003 Windows Server with Terminal Services running.  I can use a Terminal services client from a Wyse terminal or an XP computer.  When I use the Wyse terminal, there is a check box under options to map the Serial port.  There is no such check box that I can see on the XP machine.  Neither one is mapping the serial ports, though.  I know there is some settings on the server side to disable com port mapping for RDP connections but for some reason the com ports are just not being mapped.  I can use change port /query to verify that no port is being redirected to the "tsclient" other than the LPT ports.  I don't see any way to use a command line command to map com ports.  Net Use is for Citrix servers, right?  
Question by:James_Clements
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Sounds like XP may be using the newer ver 6.0 client, which is slightly different. If so, look at: remote desktop client | options | local resources | more | serial ports
If it is not present or is grayed out, it may be disabled in Terminal services configuration management console or with-in group policy.

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Close enough.  I had the 5.0 client.  I downloaded the 6.0 client and was able to find the port mapping like you said, thanks.
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by:Rob Williams
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Great. Thanks James.
Cheers !

ps- I thought it was present on the 5.0 client, but I don't have one handy to check. Although unlikely, it's possible when group policy refreshes it may disappear on the new client as well. If so check your policies.

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