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Considerations of Terminal Services on a Server Cluster 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 294926 - This article describes the factors to consider when you install Terminal Services on a server cluster.

Examining the Terminal Server Key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 243215 - Terminal Services in Windows 2000 implements a number of administrator-configurable values under the following registry key:

How Terminal Server Advanced Client Connects to a Terminal Server Computer 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 270897 - This article describes how Terminal Services Advanced Client (TSAC - connects to a Terminal Server computer. TSAC is an ActiveX control, and you can download it from the following Microsoft Web site:

How Windows Terminal Server Uses Temporary Folders
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 272464 - Administrators may notice that temporary session files may have permissions set for users who are not currently logged on to the computer. This behavior is by design, and does not pose a security risk to these folders or to the computer.

Integrating Thin-Client Servers with NDS and ZENworks
Whitepaper from Novell's ZENworks Cool Solutions

Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services Domain Issues Support WebCast
Windows 2000 Terminal Services is a good product for bringing users into a domain environment, whether your environment is Windows 2000 Active Directory or a Windows NT 4.0 domain. Proper Terminal Services configuration for the server©s operation mode, user home directories, user profiles, Terminal Services Licensing, and other domain issues are described in this presentation. Microsoft Knowledge Base articles and Web links complement the material for more information on the domain subjects presented.

Scheduled Tasks Run in the Context of Session 0 with Terminal Services
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 255544 - Windows 2000 includes a Scheduled Tasks tool that you can use to configure many tasks, including scripts, documents, and programs. Although you can configure these tasks remotely by using a Terminal Services session, you cannot interact with the task through a Terminal Services session when it runs.

Scripted Home Directory Paths Require That Folders Exist
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 271657 - You can script home folder and Terminal Services home directory paths in Microsoft Windows 2000. Home folder paths can be scripted by using Active Directory Services Interface (ADSI) to modify the HomeDrive and HomeDirectory properties of a user account. You can also modify Terminal Services home directory properties using a custom Component Object Model (COM) object that wraps the Windows Terminal Server (WTS) APIs (WTSUserConfigTerminalServerHomeDir and WTSUserConfigTerminalServerHomeDirDrive).

Security Concern with Share-Level Security and Terminal Services
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 260853 - Client computers that are running Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98 with password-protected shares (this is known as share-level security) may pose a security concern with Windows 2000, particularly with Terminal Services.

Terminal Services Compatibility Scripts Available
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 263458 - The "Terminal Services Application Compatibility Notes" white paper is available at the following Microsoft Web site:

Upgrading from WinFrame to Terminal Server
Microsoft's guidelines for upgrading Citrix WinFrame versions 1.6 and 1.7 to Windows NT Server, Terminal Server Edition 4.0, preserving both user settings and installed applications. Source: 

Using Terminal Server with Windows Load Balancing Service
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 243523 - This article describes how to use Windows Load Balancing Service (WLBS) or Network Load Balancing (NLB) in Windows Terminal Server.

Using Usrmgr.exe with Windows 2000 Terminal Services on Windows NT 4.0 Domain
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 261099 - This article describes how to use User Manager in Windows 2000 to gain access to additional user properties that are available for use with Terminal Services in a Windows NT 4.0-based domain.

Windows 2000 Terminal Services Issues in an Active Directory Domain Environment
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 250776 - Windows 2000 Terminal Services provides increased functionality for Windows 2000 domain environments, and affects all aspects of the domain environment. This article describes the affected areas, and provides links to Microsoft Knowledge Base articles

Windows 2000 Terminal Services Session Management Tools
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 243202 - You can use a variety of command-line tools in Windows 2000 Terminal Services to manage a server running Terminal Services. This article briefly describes the Tscon.exe, Tsdiscon.exe, Tsshutdn.exe, Tskill.exe, and Rwinsta.exe tools, and the purpose they serve in administering a computer running Windows 2000 Terminal Server

Zero Administration Kit for Terminal Server
The Zero Administration Kit (ZAK) allows system administrators to limit end-user access to system files and unauthorized applications. Source:


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