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For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article, see 306573
SUMMARYThis step-by-step article describes how to connect a Windows Server 2003-based terminal services client to a terminal server by using Remote Desktop Connection.
Open Remote Desktop ConnectionTo open Remote Desktop Connection, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
Create a Terminal Services ConnectionTo create a Terminal Services connection, follow these steps:
Save Connection SettingsYou can save a connection as a Remote Desktop protocol (.rdp) file. An .rdp file contains all the information for a connection to a terminal server, including the Options settings that were configured when the file was saved. You can customize any number of .rdp files, including files for connecting to the same server with different settings. For example, you can save a file that connects to MyServer in full screen mode and another file that connects to the same computer in 800×600 screen size.
To save your connection settings, follow these steps:
Open a Saved ConnectionTo open a saved connection, follow these steps:
Copy Files Between the Local Computer and the Remote Computer
Log Off and End the SessionTo log off and end a session, follow these steps:
REFERENCESFor additional information about Terminal Services, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/320493/EN-US/ )How to Use Earlier Versions of Terminal Services Client in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/323353/EN-US/ )How To Connect to Terminal Services with a Color Resolution of Greater Than 256 Colors in the Windows Server 2003 Family
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/278502/EN-US/ )How To Connect to Terminal Services with Color Resolution That Is Greater Than 256 in Windows XP
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/323597/EN-US/ )Windows XP Clients Cannot Connect to a Windows 2000 Terminal Services Server
Article ID: 814585 - Last Review: February 28, 2007 - Revision: 5.4