Server 2000 Pro Terminal services



I have a 2000 Server Pro Sp4 setup. I am current with all updates. When I
log on to the server as the administrator or other user as a domain user and
start terminal services manager, it starts minimized. When I click on the
icon on the task bar nothing happens. I can use the switch to function in
task manager to bring up the window. However, when it opens, it is greyed as
a non-active window. When I click on the window it just beeps and will not
become active. I can, however, log on as a local user and use terminal
services manager normally. Rebooting the server has no effect.

Vera Noest [MVP]

The problem is that at some point the TSAdmin window position
settings were saved in a high-resolution session; with it running
in a low-resolution session, those values position it off the
viewable screen.
To solve the problem, start regedit and navigate to this registry

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
\Terminal Server\TSADMIN

Delete the "Placement" value and exit regedit.
Now start Terminal Services Administration and you should be able
to use it.
Vera Noest
MCSE, CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
TS troubleshooting:
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When I tried to end the session using taskman I got an error message stating
the session could not be ended because it was waiting for a response from me.
Seeing this I remeber there is a defalt window that pops up when running
Tsadmin locally saying certain features are diaabled with a box to check if
you don't want that notification to be given again. I realized that infact
somehow my tsadmin windows were starting minimized and were not active
pending me responding OK to that popup. I rt clkd on the shortcut, selected
properties and told it to run maximized. I then ran tsadmin. It opened
maximixed. I check the do not show this message again box and clicked OK.
The problem has not reoccurred.

Thanks very much for your input. It would have worked.

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