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Lesson 3 The user environment
Objective Explain how to access the user environment.

User environment

The Terminal Server environment uses very little of the local system resources. This allows the local user tremendous flexibility managing his/her applications. In many organizations, users need access to applications on their local computers, but would benefit from access to services provided on a Windows 2000 Server.

Terminal Services and User

Users access Terminal Services by opening Terminal Services Client from the Program menu. When a user connects to the Terminal Server, the user environment on the client looks the same as the Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Professional environment. The fact that the application is not running locally is transparent to the user.
The following Slide Show describes the process.

Starting a Terminal Session

The following simulation will guide you through the process of starting a Terminal session.


Starting Terminal session

  1. For the purposes of this simulation, we will assume that you have already logged on to the client. Start Terminal Services Client. For the purposes of this simulation, we have already selected Programs>>Terminal Services Client. Select Terminal Services Client.
  2. Select Exeter, and then click Connect.
  3. Enter Administrator as your user name.
  4. You password has been entered for you. Click OK to move to the next screen.
  5. In the Terminal Services window, click Start.
  6. Point to Programs.
  7. Click Word.
The next lesson examines how to establish installation requirements based on the applications and the type of system on which the installation will take place.