Windows 8.1 trying to amdinister 2008 terminal servers, tsadmin.msc

Posted on 2014-04-15
Last Modified: 2014-04-16
Hi Guys

my company use windows 2008 r2 terminal servers and i often use tsadmin.msc to see what users are connected to what server.

i have just upgraded my laptop from windows 7 to windows 8.1, and now i have just discovered that tsadmin.msc no longer woks as Microsoft presume if you have 8.1 then you will be using 2012 terminal servers.

do any of you guys know of a way i can get tsadmin,msc working again, so far i have copied tsadmin and tsadmin.dll to system32 and tried to register the dll but i get the error message "the module tsadmin.dll was loaded but the entry-point dlllregisterserverwas not found" and when i run tsadmin i get "cannot create snap-in".

any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


Question by:kchall
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It could very well be that you have to install RSAT to get a working tsmanagement snap in.

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i have already installed windows 8.1 RSAT and the tsmanagement snap-ins do not work with terminal server 2008r2, they only work with 2012 and above
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You are eperfectly correct. And even with 2012R2, they don't shgow connetcted users.
So you might need a workaround: publish the tsmanagement itself as remoteapp. I don't see why that should not work.
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Wait, please look at - there, a guy claims he has the solution.

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excellent thank you sir, that worked a treat
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Fine. Will spread the link everywhere I can, a common problem, it seems...

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