To help you install Terminal Services for Windows 2000, additional administration tools are added to the Administrative Tools folder. These include Terminal Services Client Creator, Terminal Services Manager, Terminal Services Configuration, and Terminal Services Licensing.
After this lesson, you will be able to
Estimated lesson time: 30 minutes
Terminal Services Licensing is installed only if Application Server mode is selected or if Adminpak.msi is installed.
Use this tool to create floppy disks for installing the Terminal Services Client software on Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT platforms.
With this tool, you can manage all Windows 2000 servers running Terminal Services. Administrators can view current users, servers, and processes. Additionally, administrators can send messages to specific users, use the Remote Control feature, and terminate processes. Figure 22.1 shows the Terminal Services Manager console running inside a terminal services session.
Figure 22.1 Running Terminal Services Manager to manage Terminal Services running on Server01
This tool allows you to manage your Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) configuration. Modifying options in this tool are global, unless you choose to inherit information from the same options located in the user configuration. Available options include setting connection encryption, logon settings, time-outs, initial programs run on successful logon, remote control options, Windows printer mapping, LPT port mapping, clipboard mapping, and applying these options to a specific LAN adapter.
With this tool, you store and track Windows 2000 Terminal Services client access licenses. It can be installed either during installation of Terminal Services or later. When a client logs on to Terminal Services, Terminal Services validates the client license. If a client does not have a license or requires a replacement license, Terminal Services requests one from the license server. The license server provides a license from its pool of available licenses, and Terminal Services passes the license to the client. If there are no available licenses, the license server grants a temporary license for the client. After it is granted, each client license is associated with a particular computer or terminal.
In this practice, you install Terminal Services to run in Remote Administration mode on Server01. You then run a remote administration session from Server02.
Make sure that the Windows 2000 Server installation CD-ROM is inserted in the CD-ROM drive on Server01.
The Add/Remove Programs dialog box appears.
After a few moments, the Windows Components wizard appears.
The Terminal Services Setup screen appears.
The Configuring Components screen appears as Windows 2000 configures and installs components. After a few minutes, the Completing the Windows Components Wizard screen appears.
The Add/Remove Programs dialog box appears.
A System Setting Change message box appears, informing you that you must restart the computer before the settings can take effect.
The Run dialog box appears.
The Terminal Services Client window appears.
Client Connection Manager appears.
The Client Connection Manager wizard starts.
The Create A Connection screen appears.
The Automatic Logon screen appears.
The Screen options screen appears.
The Connection Properties screen appears.
The Starting A Program screen appears.
The Icon And Program Group screen appears.
The Completing The Client Connection Manager Wizard screen appears.
The Client Connection Manager appears with the new connection you created.
A Connecting box appears. A terminal window thn opens whose title bar is SERVER01 - Terminal Services Client (Server01 Remote Administration).
You are now able to remotely administer Server01 from Server02. Notice that on the Server01 monitor, the computer is not logged on but you are logged on to Server01 from Server02.
A Disconnect Windows Session message box appears stating that you are about to disconnect from Server01 but that you can return to this session later and continue to run programs started in this terminal session.
In this lesson you learned that when you install Terminal Services for Windows 2000, additional administration tools are added to the Administrative Tools folder. These include Terminal Services Client Creator, Terminal Services Manager, Terminal Services Configuration, and Terminal Services Licensing.
In the practice for this lesson, you installed Terminal Services to run in Remote Adminstration mode, and then practiced remote administration on your second computer.