How to Secure Communications Between Terminal Services and the Client Systems

Windows 2000 Server's Terminal Services supports three levels of encryption: low, medium, and high. The default encryption is medium, which uses a 56-bit key to encrypt traffic flowing between the client and server. If you have 128-bit encryption capabilities on your systems (available freely in North America), consider using the high setting, which encrypts all traffic with a 128-bit key. To learn more about Terminal Services' encryption capabilities, including step-by-step instructions about how to adjust the security level, read the FAQ on our Windows 2000 Magazine Network's Windows 2000 FAQ channel.

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