How to Launch a Terminal Services Manager

By Peter Thomas

Terminal Services, later replaced by a product called Remote Desktop Services, is a software application created by Microsoft for Windows Server 2003 and earlier editions of Windows Server. Terminal Services allows multiple users to connect to your Windows Server and use the system as if they were seated in front of it through the Remote Desktop utility. You must perform all Microsoft Terminal Services configuration through the Terminal Services manager. You can access the program in numerous ways.

Step 1

Open the "Start" menu, and click "Administrative Tools," then "Terminal Services," then "Terminal Services Manager."

Step 2

Open the "Start" menu, click "Run" and then type "tsadmin.msc" in the "Run" box and click "OK."

Step 3

Open the "Start" menu, click "Administrative Tools" then click "Server Manager." Open the "Roles" option in the left panel, then press the "+" symbol next to "Terminal Services." Click "Terminal Services Manager" to open the Terminal Services Manager program.