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Lesson 3 Configure Terminal Services
Objective Configure user access and client settings.

Configure Terminal Services

You can specify user profiles and home directories that apply only to Terminal sessions. After configuring user access, you can create client installation disks or download the client software across the network to install Terminal Services Client on client computers.

Configure user access

Users who have user accounts on the server running Terminal Services are allowed to log on to a Terminal Server by default. To enable or disable the logon process, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Properties dialog box for the user
  2. Select the Terminal Services Profile tab
  3. Select or clear the Allow logon to terminal server
  4. Click Apply
The image below shows the Terminal Services Profile tab.
TSuser Properties dialog box
TSuser Properties dialog box

You can also specify home directories and user profiles on this tab. You can assign a profile for a user that applies to Terminal sessions. This enables you to create user profiles that are modified for the Terminal Services environment. For example, you can disable screen savers and animated menu effects, which can slow performance during a Terminal session.
Controlling Session Timeouts
Controlling Session Timeouts

Configure client settings

To ensure that system resources are available for active Terminal sessions, you can also set time limits for disconnected and idle sessions. You specify time limits for sessions on the Sessions tab in the RDP-TCP Properties dialog box in Terminal Services Configuration.
The following MouseOver describes the settings for limiting the length of a session.
Sessions tab

Installing Configuring-Terminal Services - Exercise

Click the Exercise link below to practice installing and configuring Terminal Services.
Installing Configuring-Terminal Services - Exercise
The next lesson demonstrates how to install the Terminal Services Client.