To install an application, you must log on to the server running Terminal Services by using the built-in Administrator account. After installation, you can run a compatibility script to modify the application to run on a Terminal Server.
To make an application available for multiple users, application files need to be copied to a central location on the server rather than a user's home directory. Note:
For security purposes, install all applications on an NTFS partition. Applications for multiple users There are two methods that you can use to make applications available for multiple users when installing
applications on a Terminal Server:
- Using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel
- Running the change user command at the command prompt before and after installing the program
Add/Remove Programs, which automatically runs the change user command, is the preferred method for installing applications on a Terminal Server. To install a program by using Add/Remove Programs:
- Log on to the Terminal Server as Administrator and close all programs
- Start Add/Remove Programs
- Click All users begin with common application settings to install the application for all users
- Follow the instructions in the Wizard
Use the change user command only when you have already installed an application and want to ensure multiuser access. For example, when Microsoft Internet Explorer( prompts you to install an add-on application, run the change user command to ensure that the add-on application is installed for multiuser access. The change user command performs the following actions:
- Before the application is installed, change user/install places the system in install mode and turns off .ini file mapping. The system then records how the Setup application programming interfaces (APIs) initially install the application.
- After the application is installed, change user/execute returns the system to execute mode, restores .ini file mapping, and redirects user-specific data to the user's home directory. When the user opens the application, user-specific registry settings are automatically propagated as needed to the user's home directory.
In the following simulation you can practice installing applications on a Terminal Server.