Installing Terminal Services on the Server - Page 2

 By Brien M. Posey
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Now that you know a little bit about what's required of the server, it's time to install the terminal services. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the server's Control Panel and double-click on the Add/Remove Programs icon. When the Add/Remove Programs window opens, click the Add/Remove Windows Components button. Doing so opens the Windows Components Wizard. (When I performed this operation on my servers, several of the machines appeared to ignore the click of the button. In actuality, however, the wizard had opened in the background. I was able to access the wizard by simply closing the Add/Remove Programs window.)

  2. When the wizard opens, you'll see a long list of optional Windows 2000 components. Select the Terminal Services check box and the Terminal Services Licensing check box.

  3. Click Next to begin installing the necessary terminal service components.

  4. The wizard will ask if you want to install the terminal services in Remote Administration Mode or in Application Server Mode. Because this article's primary focus is remote access, select the option for Remote Administration and click Next.

  5. The wizard will ask you some questions about the location and role of the license server. Unless you have a compelling reason to change these values, I recommend using the defaults. When you've completed this section, click Next.

  6. Windows 2000 will ask you to insert your Windows 2000 installation media. After copying a few files, the wizard will inform you that the terminal services have been installed and will ask you to reboot your server.

Installing Terminal Services



Now that you know how to install the terminal services, you're ready to configure your terminal server client. I'll discuss the process for doing so in Part 3 of this series ( Preparing the Network Card and Terminal Server Client ). To help you prepare for Part 3, I should mention that the terminal server clients require TCP/IP to be installed on both the client and on the server. Therefore, in the unlikely event that your server isn't already running TCP/IP, you should install it before continuing. //

Brien M. Posey is an MCSE who works as a freelance writer. His past experience includes working as the director of information systems for a national chain of health care facilities and as a network engineer for the Department of Defense. Because of the extremely high volume of e-mail that Brien receives, it's impossible for him to respond to every message, although he does read them all.

This article was originally published on Nov 23, 2000
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