Edit Server Settings

Applies To: Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

When you installed MultiPoint Server, you configured settings for your system, including opting in to certain programs. This topic describes the settings you can set for your MultiPoint Server system, and explains how to edit the settings.

About MultiPoint Server settings

The following table describes the different settings that you can change for your MultiPoint Server system.

MultiPoint Server setting Description

Install updates automatically (recommended)

Allows Windows to install important updates as they become available. Updates provide significant benefits, such as improved security and reliability.

By default, the updates are installed at 3:00 A.M.

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Collects information about how you use MultiPoint Server. Microsoft uses this information to improve the MultiPoint Server product and features. The CEIP reports do not contain contact information.

Turn on Automatic Windows Error Reporting (recommended)

Allows Microsoft to track and address errors that relate to the operating system, Windows features, and applications. Windows Error Reporting gives you, the administrator, the opportunity to send data about errors to Microsoft and to receive information about solutions.

Solution information can include instructions for working around a problem, or a link to the Windows Update website or another website for updated drivers, patches, or Microsoft Knowledge Base articles. Microsoft developers can use Windows Error Reporting as a problem-solving tool to address customer problems in a timely manner and to improve the quality of Microsoft products.

Allow one account to have multiple sessions

Allows a single user account to be simultaneously logged on to multiple stations. This can be useful in cases such as a classroom where every student is using a shared, single account. Using this setting, any changes to the account resources, such as document folders or the desktop, are available to all users who are logged on using the same account.

Allow this computer to be managed remotely

Allows the computer that is running MultiPoint Server to be managed by other MultiPoint servers on your network. If this option is selected and the managing computer is on the same subnet, this computer appears in the list of available servers to be managed. If this option is selected and the managing computer is on a different subnet, the managing computer can still manage this computer, but you must specify the IP address of the computer.

Allow monitoring of this computer’s desktops

Allows you to control whether desktops can be monitored on the MultiPoint Server system. If this setting is off (not selected), desktops of stations (both local and remote) that are connected to the computer that is running MultiPoint Server will not display in the Desktops tab of MultiPoint Manager (including on a different computer if the computer is being remotely managed).

Enable RemoteFX on this computer

Enables the RemoteFX technology, which is designed to allow faster and more efficient Remote Desktop sessions by offloading processing to the CPU and GPU. If you are connecting to MultiPoint Server using a RemoteFX-capable client, you may be able to achieve better performance using this option. The benefits depend on the capabilities of your server and network. For example, this depends in part on whether the time spent doing additional processing to compress the data stream is less than the time that is saved by transmitting less data.

Assign a unique IP to each station

Assigns a unique IP address to each station. By default, MultiPoint Server has one IP address, which is shared with all sessions that are running on the system. This configuration, however, can cause some application compatibility problems. For example, if an application requires a unique IP address, it may not run properly on MultiPoint Server. Selecting this option, also known as IP virtualization, can resolve this problem.

IP virtualization is also useful for monitoring active sessions on MultiPoint Server. Some monitoring tools report usage according to the IP address. To enable session monitoring, you can use IP virtualization to assign a unique IP address to each session.

If you select this option, each new session receives a unique IP address. Any existing sessions continue to use the shared IP address until they are logged off and logged back on.

Editing the server settings

To edit the server settings

  1. In normal mode, click the Home tab.

  2. In the Computer column, click the computer name, and then, under Selected Item Tasks, click Edit server settings.

  3. Select or clear the checkboxes for the items you want to change, and then click OK.

See Also


Manage System Tasks