Windows Server 2008 R2

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Please visit this link to see an illustrated guide: Windows Server 2008 Tips. The main difference between Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 is the name change from "Terminal Services" to "Remote Desktop Services" and Terminal Services Client Access License" (TS CAL) to "Remote Desktop Services Client Access License" (RDS CAL).

Microsoft has re-arranged administrative tools and tightened security on Windows 2008 R2 Servers. Some additional steps are required for use with ThinManager as a terminal server. This article covers some of the things that are different in Windows 2008 R2 that may need to be addressed to run ThinManager and ThinManager Ready thin clients. This is a guideline and is not meant to replace official Microsoft Windows 2008 Server documentation. Please refer to their documentation for further information.

Terminal Server Setup

  1. Build a Windows 2008 R2 Server. A fresh install is preferred.
  2. Add the Remote Desktop Services role.
  3. Install the desired applications using the Install Application on Remote Desktop Server program found in the Control Panel.
  4. Create the users on the terminal server and add them to the Remote Desktop Users group.
  5. Go to the TS RemoteApp Manager and either allow unlisted applications or add permission the applications you want to run.
  6. Go to Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration and disable network level authentication (NLA)

ThinManager Server Setup

  1. Install ThinManager using the Install Application on Terminal Server program found in the Control Panel.
  2. Go to the firewall and allow all inbound communications or open ports in the firewall to allow UDP port 4900 and TCP port 2031 traffic.
  3. You may need to go to the Local Security Policy and change the User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode to Elevate without prompting.
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