Use the Terminal feature to log on to a remote computer

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To use the Terminal feature to log on to a remote computer

  1. Open Network Connections.

  2. Right-click the dial-up connection on which you want to use Terminal, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Security tab, select the Show terminal window check box.


  • To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.

  • After you connect, the After Dial Terminal window appears and prompts you from the remote computer display. You then use this window to log on to the remote computer. After you have completed all interactions with the remote computer, click Done. At this point, authentication on the remote access server begins.

  • If the logon sequence does not vary, you can write a script that automatically passes information to the remote computer during the logon sequence, which enables completely automatic connections.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Using the Terminal feature for the remote logon process
Automating the Dial-up Logon Process by Using Switch.inf Scripts
Activate a logon script
Log and view modem commands