Displaying the User Interface on a Remote Computer

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When an end user logs onto a computer running the Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows NT operating system, an object called a WinStation is created to hold the desktop. The end user is called the interactive user, and only the WinStation desktop of the interactive user is visible. Therefore, to display the predefined user interface on the remote computer, you must use the DCOMCnfg utility to specify that the Windows Media Encoder COM server runs as the interactive user.

To specify interactive user settings on Windows XP

  1. On the Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, then click Component Services.
  2. In the console tree, locate the Component Services\Computers\My Computer\DCOM Config folder, right-click Windows Media Encoder and click Properties.
  3. In the Windows Media Encoder Properties dialog box, click the Identity tab, and then click The interactive user.

To specify interactive user settings on Windows 2000 or Windows NT

  1. Click Start, click Run, and then type DCOMCnfg.
  2. In the Distributed COM Configuration Properties dialog box, click the Applications tab.
  3. Click Windows Media Encoder, and then click Properties.
  4. Click the Identity tab.
  5. Click The interactive user.
  6. Click OK to quit the DCOMCnfg utility.

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