How do I pre-configure MS Terminal Server Settings?
Posted by on 13 April 2012 10:36 AM
With Terminal Services Configuration, you can reconfigure the properties of the RDP-TCP connection, including limiting the amount of time client sessions can remain active on the server, setting protection levels for encryption, and selecting which permissions you want users and groups to have.
Configuring Terminal Services Connections
From the Start menu > Administrative Tools>Terminal Services Configuration
Click on Server Settings and click the ‘Restrict each user to one session option’. This enables reconnections to previously disconnected user sessions, conserving server resources.
NOTE: This feature is also configurable in the ‘Load Balancing’ section.
Select ‘Connections’ and double-click the ‘RDP-TCP’ connection. This will open the RDPTCP Properties dialog box.
Logon Settings Tab
Verify that the ‘Always prompt for password’ checkbox is unchecked; allowing clients to launch applications using the credentials that have been saved on the 2X Client. This will avoid unnecessary repeated authentication cycles.
On the ‘Environment’ tab make sure that the option ‘Run initial program specified by user profile and Remote Desktop Connection or Terminal Services client’ is ENABLED. Click Ok.