How to Connect Clients to Terminal Services By Using Client Connection Manager

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Terminal Services works with client computers, handheld computers, and Windows terminals by using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). This article describes how to connect a terminal services client to a terminal server by using the Client Connection Manager (CCM) tool that Windows 2000 Server Setup sets up for you.

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Using CCM

CCM can make rapid connections to either the terminal server or a specific program that you would like to run on the terminal server. If you are using the terminal server only to access an accounting program, you can create a connection to a terminal server that starts only that program. Information such as the server, domain, user name and password can be entered in advance by using CCM, and this information will be used every time you make that connection.

To Create a New Connection

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Terminal Services Client, and then click Client Connection Manager.
  2. On the File menu, click New Connection.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

    NOTE: If you do not select Log on automatically with this information, you are prompted for your user name, password, and domain before you can connect.

To Make Changes to an Existing Connection

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Terminal Services Client, and then click Client Connection Manager.
  2. Click the connection you want to change.
  3. On the File menu, click Properties.

    NOTE: If you do not select Log on automatically with this information, you are prompted for your user name, password, and domain before you can connect.

To Change the Name of the Server

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Terminal Services Client, and then click Client Connection Manager.
  2. Click the connection you want to change.
  3. On the File menu, click Properties.
  4. Click the General tab. In the Server name or IP address box, type the name or TCP\IP address of the server or click Browse to look for a server.

To Make Changes to the Automatic Logon Information

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Terminal Services Client, and then click Client Connection Manager.
  2. Click the connection you want to change.
  3. On the File menu, click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, under Log on automatically with this information, type a new user name, password, or domain name.

To Change the Connection Icon

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Terminal Services Client, and then click Client Connection Manager.
  2. Click the connection you want to change.
  3. On the File menu, click Properties.
  4. On the Program tab, click Change Icon.
  5. Click Use Default if you want to use the default icon that is associated with the program, or click Browse to look for new icons.
  6. In the Change icon dialog box, click the new icon.

To Change the Program Group

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Terminal Services Client, and then click Client Connection Manager.
  2. Click the connection you want to change.
  3. On the File menu, click Properties.
  4. Click the Program tab. In the Program group box, type the name of a new program group or select one from the list.

To Delete an Existing Connection

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Terminal Services Client, and click Client Connection Manager.
  2. Click the connection to be deleted.
  3. On the File menu, click Delete.

To Make a Shortcut to a Connection

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Terminal Services Client, and then click Client Connection Manager.
  2. Right-click the connection for which you want the shortcut, and then click Create Shortcut on Desktop.

To Export a Connection

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Terminal Services Client, and then click Client Connection Manager.
  2. Click the connection you want to export, and then click Export on the File menu. The Export As dialog box appears.
  3. Specify the file to which you want to export the connections, and then click Save.

    NOTE: If you export to an existing file, the connections will be appended to the file. Exporting to an existing file does not automatically overwrite the contents of the file.

To Export all Connections

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Terminal Services Client, and then click Client Connection Manager.
  2. On the File menu, click Export All. The Export As dialog box appears.
  3. Specify the file to which you want to export the connections, and then click Save.

    NOTE: If you export to an existing file, the connections will be appended to the file. Exporting to an existing file does not automatically overwrite the contents of the file.

To Import Connections from a File

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Terminal Services Client, and then click Client Connection Manager.
  2. On the File menu, click Import. The Import From dialog box appears.
  3. Select the file to import, and then click Open.

Notes

  • The Terminal Server client in the program group where you installed the client software is a default connection. When you use this connection to access a server, the information you supply (server name, resolution, user name and domain) is saved by this default connection.
  • The Terminal Server client connection will not appear in CCM, but it will be exported with all of the connections that are listed in CCM if you choose Export All.
  • Be aware that when a connection is imported it overwrites the existing default connection and could transfer sensitive information to another computer.
For additional information about another process you can use to connect your client computer to a terminal server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
306566 HOW TO: Connect Clients to Terminal Services By Using a Terminal Services Client in Windows 2000
For additional information about how you can activate a license server, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
306622 HOW TO: Activate a License Server by Using Terminal Services Licensing in Windows 2000
237811 How to Activate a Terminal Services License Server and Install CALs Over the Internet

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Article ID: 306573 - Last Review: March 1, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
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