Enable Terminal Services on Longhorn Server Core Beta 3

Monday, April 30, 2007

Longhorn Server Beta 3 finally arrived this week. I’m currently in the process of replacing all of my Longhorn Servers with Beta 3. I started with my Server Core install.

The guidance documents that I’ve seen are all based on beta 2, and a lot has changed since beta 2. To enable terminal services on server core follow these steps:

  1. Enable Terminal Services with this command:
  • Cscript C:\Windows\System32\SCregEdit.wsf /ar 0
  • if you need to connect from a non 6.0 Remote Desktop Client also run this command:
    • Cscript C:\Windows\System32\SCregEdit.wsf /cs 0
  1. Open the firewall with this command:
  • netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="TS" protocol=TCP dir=in localport=3389 action=allow

Remote Desktop should now work.

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