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New ways to do familiar Terminal Server tasks

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

New ways to do familiar tasks

The following table lists common tasks for Terminal Services. The user interface for performing these tasks is different in Windows Server 2003 family operating systems from the way it was in Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0 or Microsoft Windows® 2000.

Please choose your upgrade path:

Windows NT 4.0 to one of the Windows Server 2003 family operating systems

 

If you want to In Windows NT 4.0 use In Windows Server 2003 family operating systems use

Connect to a terminal server

Terminal Services Client in Program Manager

Open Remote Desktop Connection.

For more information, see Remote Desktop Connection

Configure a terminal server

Terminal Server Connection Configuration in Administrative Tools

To configure groups of servers or individual servers, open Group Policy and use Terminal Services Group Policies.

To configure a terminal server locally, use Terminal Services Configuration.

For more information, see Terminal Services Configuration Overview

Use Terminal Services for Remote Administration

Not available

Remote Desktop (installed by default).

For more information, see Remote Desktop for Administration.

Manage the terminal server and view all sessions, users, and processes

Terminal Server Administration in Administrative Tools

Terminal Services Manager.

For more information, see Terminal Services Manager.

Manage Terminal Server licenses

Terminal Server License Manager in Administrative Tools

Terminal Server Licensing.

For more information, see Terminal Server Licensing.

Manage Terminal Server user accounts

User Manager in Administrative Tools

Terminal Services Group Policies.

For more information, see Managing Terminal Services users with Group Policy

Windows 2000 to one of the Windows Server 2003 family operating systems

 

If you want to In Windows 2000 use In Windows Server 2003 family operating systems use

Connect to a terminal server

Terminal Services Client and Client Connection Manager

Open Remote Desktop Connection.

For more information, see Remote Desktop Connection

Configure a terminal server

Terminal Services Configuration in Administrative Tools

To configure groups of servers or individual servers, open Group Policy and use Terminal Services Group Policies.

To configure a terminal server locally, use Terminal Services Configuration.

For more information, see Terminal Services Configuration Overview

Use Terminal Services for Remote Administration

Terminal Services in Remote Administration mode (must be installed using Add or Remove Programs)

Remote Desktop (installed by default).

For more information, see Remote Desktop for Administration.

Manage the terminal server and view all sessions, users, and processes

Terminal Services Manager in Administrative Tools

Terminal Services Manager.

For more information, see Terminal Services Manager.

Manage Terminal Server licenses

Terminal Services Licensing in Administrative Tools

Terminal Server Licensing.

For more information, see Terminal Server Licensing.

Manage Terminal Server user accounts

For a domain user account, use Active Directory Users and Computers. For a local user account, use Computer Management.

Terminal Services Group Policies.

For more information, see Managing Terminal Services users with Group Policy

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