Enabling windows 2003 Terminal Services to work with desktop.

Posted on 2008-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
can you tell me how to enable Windows2003 Terminal Services to work with desktop
Question by:deltacba32
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ID: 22770414
how to be able to connect from your desktop?
or how to setup on server?
that should get you started

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ID: 22770488
It is installed already - I want to be able to interact with the desktop. Issue I am having is when our support team connects to the server and tries to start a 3rd party application, the application opens in the console window.  We need to change it so that the terminal services user are actually interacting with the desktop rather than a virtual desktop.

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ID: 22770562
this will be a seting int eh group policy, as this is where you set if an application starts or only an application starts...
check group policy.
Computer config > administrative templates > windows components > terminal services.
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tigermatt earned 500 total points
ID: 22770596

If the application is started in the Console session then it is probably something application specific which is causing it to bind to Session 0 (the console) rather than the logged in user's Terminal Services session.

Applications for Terminal Servers must be specifically coded to work with them, so this would be something I suggest you take up with the manufacturer of the program as to why it does not bind to sessions other than Session 0.


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ID: 22770639
oh.. for your administrators.. they will need to log into the server using (this computer) rather than the domain... sorry i miss read you previous... this is how i do it to be able to manage sessions etc.. on the server.
just witht he local admin username/password. this comptuer as domain.
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ID: 24620627

If the application launches in the console session, the application is not written properly to work with TS. I'd therefore suggest Accept using http:#a22770596.

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ID: 24668051
I am afraid I have to object to this action, only because this question errs into the "You can't do that" side of things. You CAN do it, but as I said, it's down to the authors of the application.

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