Automatic management of Win2003


I believe that you are familiar with the "Remote Desktop" feature in Windows Server 2003. With this feature, any user can easily access and manage the server remotely. If you use the Group Policy Editor to further set up Remote Desktop, you can make it better for us. Here I will introduce you to several of these settings.

Tip: Open the "Group Policy Editor" method: Click "Start → Run", type "gpedit.msc" command in the "Run" dialog box and press Enter to open the group Policy Editor window.

1. Allow/Disable "Remote Desktop" Connections

We can enable or disable the use of the "Remote Desktop" connection function through Group Policy. In the left pane of the Group Policy Editor, expand the Computer Configuration→Administrative Templates→Windows Components→Terminal Services directory. Click the directory name "Terminal Services" and double-click the "Allow users to connect remotely using Terminal Services" option in the right window. Then click the "Enabled" or "Disabled" radio button under the "Settings" tab of the Properties dialog box and click the "OK" button.

Second, configure "data redirection"

By configuring client/server data redirection, we can set the client resources that can be used after the connection is established. Double-click the directory name "Client/Server Data Redirection" and the client resources that can be set are listed in the right window. If we want to use the client's sound card to play the sound file on the server after successfully establishing the "Remote Desktop" connection, you should double-click the "Allow Audio Redirection" option, and under the "Settings" tab in the Properties dialog box, click "Already Enable the "Options" and click the "OK" button so that the sound file can be played remotely.
Third, set the idle session connection time

After a successful connection, the connection may be idle for some reason (such as forgetting to disconnect), it is obviously not safe. However, we can limit the connection time of idle sessions. Expand the "Session" subdirectory, double-click the "Set time limit for active but idle Terminal Services session" option, open the Properties dialog box, under the "Settings" tab, click the "Enabled" option, in the "Idle Session Limit" Select a time option (such as 5 minutes) in the drop-down list box and click the "OK" button (see Figure 1).

Addendum: Adding Remote Access Users

In actual work, the "Remote Desktop" feature may be used by more than just the system administrator. Therefore, you can set permissions for users who have this requirement. Although this is not part of the group policy setting, I think it is necessary to add it.

Right-click on "My Computer" and select the "Properties" command. In the "System Properties" dialog box, under the "Remote" tab, click the "Select Remote User" button. Then click the "Add" button in the "Remote Desktop User" dialog box, and click the "Advanced → Find Now" button in the "Select User" dialog box. Select the target user from the user list.

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