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. 

Terminal Services Group Policies or Terminal Services extension to Local Users and Groups are the settings that you use to set connection properties on a per-user basis. You can set different session time limits for each user when you use the Terminal Services extension to Local Users and Groups.

Use Terminal Services Configuration to set the same time limit to all users who log on using the same server connection.


Configuring Terminal Services Connections

From the Start menu > Administrative Tools>Terminal Services Configuration

Server Settings

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.

Connection Settings

Select ‘Connections’ and double-click the ‘RDP-TCP’ connection. This will open the RDPTCP Properties dialog box.  

Logon Settings Tab

Logon Settings

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.

Environment Tab


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.



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