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#1 bwrighttwo

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 03:42 PM

Any reason my machine would be used as a terminal server?

 

I just did a clean re-install using a purchased W7SP1 disk. It is a desktop I only use at home and it is not (at least not by myself)connected to anything other than my modem/router in which it is hardwired via ethernet cable.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:35 PM

Why do you ask?



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:02 PM

Why do you ask?

 

AN APP is showing my "System Type" as,..... Personal-Terminal Server-Workstation



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:09 AM

It's difficult to put that in context, however I guess that it just needs to categorise the environment than it is running within (in this case, basically a single user operating system environment). A physical desktop PC (workstation) would appear to a running program as (basically) similar to a virtual workstation (running as a terminal server session). A program might want to make that distinction for licensing purposes, for instance.

 

It probably does not mean that your PC IS running as a terminal server. However it could be.

 

To check, go to "System Properties", go to the "Remote" tab, and you will find the settings in the lower half of that panned ("Remote desktop").

 

Having that turned on would allow you to connect to the desktop of your PC remotely (other settings on routers etc would be needed as well). When a remote user is logged in, the physical desktop is locked. Most home users would not have use for this - unless you understand what it is and really need it, leave it off...

 

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

I checked remote to be sure it was off and it was. While looking I noticed something i had not seen before  in system protection. I tried to attach screen shot but it will not work.  here is my best description.

 

Under protection settings  then under available drives there is:    Local Disk (C:) (System)       off

                                                                                                      (C:) (missing)                       on

 

 

 

The C missing part is what I have not seen before.


Edited by bwrighttwo, 09 July 2014 - 10:09 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:33 PM

That's not such an unusual bug, here is someone else who had the same thing. They fixed it by turning the protection off then on...

 

Could you tell us which "app" gave you the description for your computer type?

 

Personal-Terminal Server-Workstation is actually 4 options, not a definition...



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:10 PM

Could you tell us which "app" gave you the description for your computer type?

 

 

 

"BGinfo" from "Sysinternals"



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:13 PM

Personal-Terminal Server-Workstation is actually 4 options, not a definition..

 

 

 

PERSONAL           TERMINAL SERVER               WORKSTATION



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:30 AM

I see what you mean, mine says TERMINAL SERVER and WORKSTATION.... nice easy readout on that application.

 

Did you resolve your missing C:\ drive issue on system protection.?



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:54 PM

I see what you mean, mine says TERMINAL SERVER and WORKSTATION.... nice easy readout on that application.

 

Did you resolve your missing C:\ drive issue on system protection.?

Turn which off then on.. Local disk C or missing C  ?



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

turn system restore off on the one that has it on, then turn it back on. It erases all your restore points though. 






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