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How To Install the Terminal Services Client in Windows 2003

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article, see 314894.

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SUMMARY

This article describes how to install the Windows Terminal Services, Remote Desktop Connection client from a Windows 2003 Server computer that is running Terminal Services.


Share the Client Setup Folder

To share the client setup folder, follow these steps:
  1. On the Windows 2003 Server computer that is running Terminal Services, open Windows Explorer, and then locate the following folder:
    drive:\systemroot\System32\Clients\Tsclient\Win32

    where drive is the drive that Windows is installed on and systemroot is the folder that contains the Windows installation files.
  2. Right-click the Win32 folder, and then click Sharing and Security.
  3. In the win32 Properties dialog box, click Share this folder, and then click OK.

Install the 32-Bit Terminal Services Client

To install the 32-bit Terminal Services client, follow these steps:
  1. On the client computer, connect to the shared client installation folder on the server that is running Terminal Services:
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open, box type \\computername\Win32\Setup.exe, where computername is the computer name of the Windows 2003 Server-based computer with the installation shared folder.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the client.
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