How do I install Windows NT/9x based clients?

A. Terminal Server has built in support for the following clients

  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows for Workgroups

The first 4 all share a common piece of software and terminal server (both NT 4.0 and Windows 2000) ships with a utility to create it on a single floppy disk:

  1. Logon to the Terminal Server machine
  2. Select 'Terminal Server Client Creator' from the Administrative tools branch (Start - Programs - Administrative Tools - Terminal Server Client Creator)
  3. You will be shown a dialog box giving options for
    - Terminal Server Client for WFW
    - Terminal Server Client for Windows 95/NT Intel
    - Terminal Server Client for Windows 95/NT Alpha (I never knew 95 run on Alpha! ;-) ).
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  4. Select the client (Terminal Server Client for Windows 95/NT Intel) and the destination drive (you can only select a floppy) and click OK
  5. You will be asked to insert a disk. Click OK
  6. The required files will then be copied to the disk
  7. Click OK once complete
  8. Close the dialog box

All the above does is copy the contents of %systemroot%\system32\clients\tsclient\win32\disks\disk1 to disk so you could directly copy or share this directory. There is also a net subdirectory of tsclient which also contains the clients with each client in its own subdirectory without the disk1 etc. folders, so you could share out this folder to allow access to all client installations. Sharing the net folder would be the prefered method.

To install the client perform the following:

  1. Either insert the disk created above or connect to a share containing its files
  2. Execute Setup.exe
  3. The Terminal Server client execution program will start and click Continue to the license agreement
  4. Enter username and company. Click OK. Click OK again to the confirmation
  5. Click 'I agree' to the license agreement
  6. Click the large setup button (you can change the installation folder at this point)
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  7. You will be asked how you want the application installed, either for all users to have the same initial settings or just for you. Click Yes
  8. Files will be copied and a success message shown. Click OK.

A new folder "Terminal Server Client" has been added with 2 utilities and an uninstall option.

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