TSPlus Quick Installation Guide

TSPlus Quick Installation Guide
TSPlus Quick Installation Guide
Recommendation: Installing Terminal Service Plus is an easy process. For a first trial, we recommend
installing it on a recent PC (Dual core with 1 GB of memory) running a fresh version of Microsoft Windows XP
Professional SP2 or 2003 SBS. Applying the latest Microsoft hot fixes is also useful.
For any question, please send an email to: support@terminalserviceplus.com
Step 1: Installation
This step is fairly automated and you must wait until the program asks you to reboot. It runs 3 steps
in only a few minutes:
1. Files decompression which are copied into C:\Program Files\TSplus folder,
2. Installation process installs the following components:
Terminal Services features
TSplus client generators (Seamless client, Remote Desktop client, and USB client (option)
TSPlus Universal Printer advanced printing capabilities (option)
3. Reboot.
Server side:
Windows XP Pro, 2003 SBS, 2003 server or VISTA Pro, Corp or Ultimate
(TSplus requires the operating system to be on disk C:)
Minimum recommended RAM: 1 GB for XP
2 GB for VISTA
Client’s side:
Microsoft workstation: Windows XP, 2003, VISTA are
supported. Acrobat Reader (5, 6, 7 or 8 installed by default) is mandatory for
the Universal Printer advanced printing capabilities.
Macintosh workstation: Based on Macintosh RDP client.
Linux Workstation: Based on Linux Rdesktop RDP client.
It is a very good idea to read the User Guide
before to start using the product!
Step 2: Creating Users
After reboot, the Terminal Service Plus server is almost ready to go. Remote users will have access to this
server and you need to create them. We recommend to add the group "Everyone" into the "Remote Desktop
Users" group for your tests.
Step 3 : Select the most suitable client for your needs
Local Network Area or remote users are able to connect to Terminal Service Plus machine from
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection client (mstsc.exe), any RDP compatible client or with TSplus
Remote Access generated clients or HTTP Client.
Terminal Service Plus server offers users the choice of four possible programs to open a session :
Classic Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (MSTSC.EXE)
TSplus RDP client on USB stick (display full Remote Desktop)
TSplus Seamless client (display applications only – No desktop)
Internet Explorer Remote Desktop ActiveX
These clients give the user the following experience:
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (mstsc.exe)
Connection: A connection profile (.rdp file) can be saved on the local machine but
cannot be copied to another machine or USB stick. Universal Printer is not supported
in that type of connection.
Display: user sees the Microsoft Remote Desktop. This desktop shows icons currently
located in the user’s desktop folder.
TSplus RDP generated client
This is a unique concept to empower local and remote users. It offers a rich connection program with
Universal Printing advanced features, mobility with high level of security while keeping it very simple for the
Two different generators can be used by the Administrator:
TSplus client for any PC or USB stick: The user Client Access Program can be mailed to each user
who will copy it on his local desktop. He can also use it on his own USB stick to access for his nomad
TSplus client on a secured USB stick: When generated on USB stick, the serial number of this specific
device is bundled into the program. This warrant that no copy of the connection program, either on
disk or on an other USB stick, will be able to be launched a session.
So nice and so efficient: The TSplus Seamless generated Client :
Microsoft's terminal services client has one main thing against it. Remote applications do not appear as if
they are running on the local desktop, instead they appear in a separate window which represents the
server's desktop. This is fine if you just want to work exclusively on the server, but can be a pain if you
want to switch between applications on the server and the local desktop or want to run applications on
different servers. The Seamless Client gives a way to display the remote applications as 'Seamless
Windows' on the local desktop. Warning: To enable Seamless capability, you must use the AdminTool to
select one Transparency colour (blue, green or pink). Also, when a user have a full Remote Desktop
(default, if he has no assigned application) the transparency is not applied to avoid the Remote and the
Local desktop to be displayed together (which would be confusing).
Step 3: Application publishing and Application Control
One of the very appreciated capabilities of TSplus is to give you the freedom to assign application to users or
to groups of users using a Drag & Drop wizard.
If you do not assign any application to a user, he will have a Microsoft Remote Desktop.
If you assign one or more application to this user, he will see this or these applications.
You also can assign him the TSPlus Taskbar that displays the shortcuts of his Desktop profile.
If you go Seamless with a full Remote Desktop, the Seamless is disable for this session
Please read the User Guide for more details on this powerful topic.
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