Why can we only ever get one user logged on via TS

Windows Terminal Services


  • 1. Windows Server 2003 Standard - TS License Issue
    I have a Network with Windows 2003 SBS as my domain controller, I have setup a Windows 2003 R2 Standard server to handle the TS for the Network it appears that the Windows 2003 Standard Server is running it's TS like it is a windows 2000 server. I have loaded the 2003 Licenses for the Terminal Service but it shows them as Terminal Service 2000 Licenses. This causes the Computers who log in to the Windows 2003 Standard server not to have access to their Local Printers or Hard Drives. If I TS into the Windows 2003 SBS with one of the Administative accounts it brings me in as a TS 2003 user with the PC's Local Printers and Hard Drive available. Any Ideas of why the Windows 2003 Standard server is running it's TS in 2000 mode?
  • 2. 2003 TS server with > 4GB memory
    Hi, we just upgraded our 2003 Enterprise + SP1 Terminal Server from 3GB to 12GB of ram due to heavy pagefile usage and while the OS reports 12GB of physical memory with 9GB free, pagefile usage is still over the 3gb mark. We've tried the /PAE switch with no change. I think due to the DEP i believe it was already activated anyway. Then we tried the combination of /PAE and /3GB which stopped users from logging on, which is expected i guess due to the reduced kernel memory space. Nothing else i've read seems appropriate. So we are stuck at the moment with the system reporting 9GB of free physical memory. I've been reading the MS articles on PAE and it should just work but it is not. At peak times we have over concurrent 30 users. Worst case scenario, each user is running: 1x outlook 2003, 2x IE with embedded OracleJiniator(java 1.3) app 1x OpenOffice 1x Excel/Word Viewer. CPU usage is not a problem at all. I tried to log an email support case with MS but its saying that our productid is not 2003 Ent, but it is.......... I'd appreciate any help. Vic.
  • 3. Logon Problems
    I'm working on a pilot project of a new AD forest. I'm in the process of testing the use of a Terminal server as a centralized domain management system. I have a group of users assigned as deligates to different OU's in 2 of the 4 domains in this forest. I have the server configured and have no problem when I logon with my account. I am part of the enterprise admins group. I have a few individuals as domain admins and they can also logon. But when I try to logon with an account of a user that will need this server for there everyday tasks I get the following error: The system can not log you on due to the following error. Access is denied. Please try again or consult your system administrator. In the application log the following event is entered: Event Type: Error Event Source: Winlogon Event Category: None Event ID: 1219 Date: 8/23/2006 Time: 4:09:51 PM User: N/A Computer: Server Description: Logon rejected for DOMAIN-B\user. Unable to obtain Terminal Server User Configuration. Error: Access is denied. The link doesn't give me any information, and a search of the web has turned up many suggestions but nothing has worked. I've created new accounts, looked at permissions, even wiped out the server and rebuilt it. Does anyone have any other ideas? Thanks, Tim
  • 4. outlook webaccess
    Is it possible to, like with SBS 2003, to configure a outlook webaccess etc Thank you in advance for your answer

Why can we only ever get one user logged on via TS

Postby Bobby » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 05:20:42 GMT

We have four servers running Windows 2003, with about 50 user
licenses. One of the servers is exclusively a TS server. We do not use
TS through VPN (yet!). We use a Sonicwall TZ190 firewall.

Can anybody explain to me why we can never get more than one, possibly
two users logged on remotely at the same time with TS? I thought we
should be able to get all 50 users on if necessary, though in reality
we only need about 10.

It's so frustrating - it's always our MD who can't get on due to some
sales guy being on all evening. Is it just a setting on the firewall,
or is it a TS setting?

Thanks for any help


Re: Why can we only ever get one user logged on via TS

Postby Rob Leitman [MS] » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 05:34:55 GMT

What error do you see when the user can't log on?

You may be in Remote Administration mode, when you should be in TS App 
Server mode.



Re: Why can we only ever get one user logged on via TS

Postby Bobby » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 06:07:36 GMT

On 16 Apr, 21:34, "Rob Leitman [MS]" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

Well at the moment, I'm getting:

"The client could not connect to the remote computer.

Remote connections might not be enabled or the computer might be too
busy to accept new connections. It is also possible that network
problems are preventing your connection.

Please try connecting later. If the problem continues to occur,
contact your administrator."

I know that somebody is connected at the moment.

Thanks for your help,


Re: Why can we only ever get one user logged on via TS

Postby Piet van Dongen » Mon, 21 Apr 2008 19:21:54 GMT

Check TS Configuration in Administrative Tools => Look if the server is 
installed and licensed as a TS with TS CAL's per user.


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