Configure the Terminal Services Role

Updated: March 10, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

On the server that is running Windows ServerĀ 2008 and that you plan to use as an additional server, configure the Terminal Services role.

To install the Terminal Services role

  1. Open Server Manager. To do this, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In the User Account Control window, click Continue.

  3. In Roles Summary, click Add Roles. The Add Roles Wizard is displayed.

  4. On the Before You Begin page, click Next.

  5. On the Select Server Roles page, select the Terminal Services check box, and then click Next.

  6. On the Terminal Services page, click Next.

  7. On the Select Role Services page, select the Terminal Server check box, and then click Next.

  8. On the Uninstall and Reinstall Applications for Compatibility page, review the information, and then click Next.

  9. On the Specify Authentication Method for Terminal Server page, select the authentication method that you prefer, and then click Next.

  10. On the Specify Licensing Mode page, select the licensing mode that you prefer, and then click Next.

  11. On the Select User Groups Allowed Access To This Terminal Server page, add any users or groups that you want to add to the Remote Desktop Users group, and then click Next.

  12. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, confirm that you want to install the Terminal Services role service, and then click Install.

  13. On the Installation Results page, you are prompted to restart the server to finish the installation process. Click Close, and then click Yes to restart the server.

  14. After the server restarts, the Resume Configuration Wizard completes the installation. When the Installation succeeded message appears on the Installation results page, click Close.