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TS Windows 2000/2003: Essential command line utilities

Posted by bartvdw on 1111/0303/2008

I don’t work that much on Terminal Servers, but it happens. Sometimes it has been that long I need to think about the essential command line tools… Here they are!

Command Meaning
change logon Used to disable, enable, or check the status of logons
change port Modify DOS com ports or query for the status of ports
change user Change .ini file mapping for the current user. Applicable change user parameters are install, execute, and query
cprofile Remove user’s profile file associations
flattemp Enable or disable temporary flat directories
logoff End a client session
msg Send a message to a client
mstsc Displays the Remote Desktop Connection to establish a connection with a Terminal Server
query process Display process information
query session Display terminal services session information
query termserver Display terminal server list
query user Display logged on user list with information. Like “who” in UNIX
register Register a program
reset session Reset or delete a terminal session
shadow Monitor or remotely control a terminal service session
tscon Start a Terminal Services session
tsdiscon End a Terminal Services session
tskill Terminate a Terminal Server process
tsprof Change a user profile path or copy user information
tsshutdn Shut down a terminal server

 

HOW TO: Use the RESET SESSION Command to Reset a Session in Windows 2000 Terminal Services
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320192

HOW TO: Use the TSSHUTDN Command to Shut Down a Terminal Server in Windows 2000 Terminal Services
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320188

HOW TO: Clean Profiles By Using the Cprofile Command in Terminal Services
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320186

HOW TO: Disconnect a Session by Using the TSDISCON Command in Windows 2000 Terminal Services
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321705

HOW TO: Use the TSKILL Command to End Processes in Windows 2000 Terminal Services
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320052

HOW TO: Turn Off Logons to a Terminal Server By Using the CHANGE LOGON Command in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320183

HOW TO: Register Programs to Run in a Global Context by Using the REGISTER Command in Windows 2000 Terminal Services
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321701

HOW TO: Use the SHADOW Command to Remotely Monitor an Active Session of Another User in Windows 2000 Terminal Services
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320191

HOW TO: Change COM Port Mappings by Using the CHANGE PORT Command in Windows 2000 Terminal Services
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320184

HOW TO: Connect to Another Session by Using the TSCON Command in Windows 2000 Terminal Services
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321703

Windows 2000 Terminal Services Session Management Tools
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243202

Managing Terminal Services from the command line
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/1db49727-f587-424d-8d98-bb51630d13a01033.mspx?mfr=true

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