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JSI Tip 1404. Can I automate Terminal Server Client Configuration?

You can replicate the configuration of a Terminal Server Client by using the registry.

01. Manually configure a client computer.

02. Use Regedt32 to navigate to:

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client

      and record the name of the sub-key (each TS connection creates a sub-key).

03. Exit Regedt32.

04. Start / Find / Files Or Folders and type mstsc.exe in to the Named box.

05. Record the folder location and close the Find window.

06. Use NT Explorer to browse to SystemRoot%\Profiles\All Users\Start Menu\Programs.

07. Right click a blank area in the right hand pane and select New / Shortcut.

08. Browse to the Mstsc.exe file from step 05 and press Open.

09. Add a space and "<sub-key>" (where <sub-key> is from step 02) to the end of the Command line.

10. Click Next, name the shortcut if you wish, and click Finish.

To configure multiple workstations, export HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client using Regedit and run Regedit /s filename.reg as well as copying the shortcut(s) (name.lnk) on the other workstations.

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