Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Policy settings in this node control connection settings on a terminal server.

The full path of this node in the Group Policy Management Console is:

User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Connections


If you are using the Local Group Policy Editor, Policies is not part of the node path.

Available policy settings

Name Explanation Requirements

Set rules for remote control of Terminal Services user sessions

This policy setting allows you to specify the level of remote control permitted in a Terminal Services session.

You can use this policy setting to select one of two levels of remote control: View Session or Full Control. View Session permits the remote control user to watch a session. Full Control permits the administrator to interact with the session. Remote control can be established with or without the user's permission.

If you enable this policy setting, administrators can remotely interact with a user's Terminal Services session according to the specified rules. To set these rules, select the desired level of control and permission in the Options list. To disable remote control, select No remote control allowed.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, remote control rules are determined by the setting on the Remote Control tab in the Terminal Services Configuration tool. By default, remote control users have full control of the session with the user's permission.

This policy setting appears in both Computer Configuration and User Configuration. If both policy settings are configured, the Computer Configuration policy setting takes precedence.

At least Windows XP Professional or Windows Server 2003