Remote Desktop for Administration

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use Terminal Services Configuration on a computer even if the Terminal Server role service is not installed on the computer. If the Terminal Server role service is not installed, Terminal Services Configuration will display that the computer is configured for Remote Desktop for Administration.

The following are limitations of Remote Desktop for Administration:

  • The default connection (RDP-Tcp) only allows a maximum of two simultaneous remote connections.

  • Licensing settings cannot be configured.

  • TS┬áSession Broker settings cannot be configured.

  • User logon mode cannot be configured.

To remove these limitations, you must install the Terminal Server role service on the computer. For more information about installing the Terminal Server role service, see Checklist: Terminal Server Installation Prerequisites.

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