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Lesson 10

Terminal Server and Client Conclusion

In this module, you learned about the Microsoft Terminal Server and Terminal Client. The Terminal Server provides an ideal solution for companies that want to take advantage of the power of Windows 2000 Professional desktop environments, but do not have the resources to upgrade their present hardware. You learned about the hardware and software requirements that must be in place before installing Terminal Server. You also learned how to perform both the Terminal Server and Terminal Client installations. Next, you saw that there are issues that must be considered before installing software for use with the Terminal Clients on the network, and that you may need to use Terminal compatibility scripts to accomplish your goals. Finally, you saw how to optimize security for your Terminal Client/Server solution. Now you should be able to:
  1. Install Terminal Services
  2. Configure user access and client settings
  3. Install Terminal Services Client
  4. Establish a Terminal session
  5. Choose installation options
  6. Describe, run, and configure application compatibility scripts
  7. Adjust the performance and security settings for remote administration

New terms

Here are some terms from the module that may be new to you:
  1. Terminal Server: A machine that runs software services that allow client applications to be run on a server, so that client computers can function as terminals rather than independent systems. The server provides a multisession environment and runs the Windows-based programs being used on the clients.
  2. Terminal Client: A machine that runs software that allows it to connect to a terminal server to run applications on the server, rather than locally.
  3. Remote Display Protocol: The Remote Display Protocol controls the graphics display on the terminal client.
  4. Multiuser Environment: Terminal Services allows a multiuser environment on a terminal server where each user runs their own applications in their own, dedicated computing environment. This is in contrast to Remote Control programs which typically allow a single user access to the remote achine.
  5. Compatibility Scripts: For maximum performance on a Terminal server in application server mode, some applications require minor changes after installation. Scripts are available for these applications and must be run after the application installation is complete. The scripts are located in systemroot in \Application Compatibility Scripts\Install.

In the next module, you will learn to configure Remote Access in Windows 2000.