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Jan 11, 2011

Terminal services manager and Windows 7

I just found out that Terminal services manager does not exist in Windows 7. But fear not, the Remote Desktop Services Manager will do the trick. It is included in the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7, which can be downloaded from here.

After some serious googling, I was also able to figure out how to actually enable the feature, in "Programs and Features", "Turn Windows Features on or off":

Go to "Remote Server Administation Tools", "Role Administration Tools", and enable "Remote Desktop Services Tools".


There! Now you'll find the Remote Desktop Services Manager in your start menu — and can start kicking out stale remote desktop connections from your servers. :)

26 comments:

  1. thank you very much

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  2. Very useful. Thanks.

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  3. Do you need to install the whole thing (240mb or so), or is there a smaller installer just for this that you can find in the download?

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  4. Hi Hari,

    I don't know if there might be a smaller installer embedded in the downlaod, but I would recommend installing the whole thing to ensure that you don't break break any updates from Microsoft.

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  5. I tried looking anyway and didn't find anything obvious, so installed the wholething. Thanks for your guide.

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  6. Thanks for this! If the progrma doesn't appear in the start menu after intalling the package, just type "remote" in the search box, and it will show up in there.

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  7. Excellent tip! Just what I was looking for - thank you!

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  8. Thanx! Very usefull..

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  9. This does show up but I am unable to do a "Run as" option to open the exe.

    I dont want to have to log off everytime I wasnt to run this.

    Any ideas why this is not available?

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  10. I take this back. I just realised that you need to open RDCM and then add the server name. then on left hand side you right click and choose Connect As. Very useful..

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  11. Hrmmm, not available as searchable item or in admin tools. Could be because I am logged in remotely?? Weird..and MSannoying.

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  12. very useful.. thanks for sharing wonderful tip

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  13. Thanks very much!

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  14. thanks,i,m triyng to get to work Diskeeper lite...any idea?...

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  15. is any way I can contact you directly...can,t see any address?...please thanks...

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  16. the most simple and directly article in the hole internet....thanks very much...I let you know if it sloves my problem...

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  17. Thanks, was grateful to find this post.

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  18. Thanks you very helpful!

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  19. very good tool, but the option to remote control is greyed out....

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  20. nice very helpfull

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  21. it says this is only for win 2008 r2. unfortunately we still have servers that are 2003. Is there any way for this to work with that or is there another option?

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  22. Extremely helpful! Much appreciated.

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  23. Test it : http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Administration-Remote-dcbdc028

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  24. works great for my win server 2003r2. Thank you!!!!

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  25. Does anyone know how to do this with Windows 7?

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