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I am testing Windows 2008 Terminal Server in a virtual environment.  This is only for testing but I want to install a new application on there but it won't let me and gives me the error that I need to install it from the server.  Any help would be appreciated.  The app is our accounting platform called Timberline.
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Where are you getting the error, and what exactly does it say? How are you trying to install the application? Are there any special instructions for installing the application from the software vendor?
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I have the application on a CD that is in the rom drive of the server.  I go to add the software to the terminal server in the control panel under Install Application on Terminal Server wizard.  I browse to the location of the install.exe file and it launches the splash screen of the Timberline software but when I click on the link to start the install i receive this error:  To install to a terminal services server, run the install from the server.  Click ok to exit...
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Did you change the terminal server to install mode? TS on W2008 operates in two different modes  execute mode and install mode. Go to a command prompt, and type:
      change user /install
When youre done installing the program, change it back to execute mode:
      change user /execute

That error message isn't something I've come across before - it sounds like something specific to the application rather than a Microsoft/Terminal Services error. Is this a client-server application? It sounds like there's probably an install routine that needs to be run from the main application server (off a share or something) rather than off the CD. If the above doesn't work I would recommend contacting your Timberline support staff and ask them how to install the application to a TS server.
D:\users\Administrator>change user /install
User session is ready to install applications.
 
D:\users\Administrator>setup.exe
 
D:\users\Administrator>change user /execute
User session is ready to execute applications.

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It is an issue with the application.
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