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SUMMARY

This article describes how to use the Terminal Services Version Limiter (Tsver) tool to turn on version checking and to limit access to a Terminal Server based on the client version in Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services.

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Overview of Tsver

The Terminal Services Version Limiter (Tsver) tool is available in the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit. Tsver is an administrative tool that you can use to turn on or turn off Terminal Services client version checking, and to edit or to enforce client version policy numbers. This tool provides a way for you to control which clients can connect to the server based on the client version.

With Tsver, you can perform the following tasks:
  • Turn on or turn off Terminal Services client version checking.


  • Specify which client versions are allowed to connect to the server and which client versions are disallowed to connect to the server.


  • Create a custom message to send to users who try to connect to the server with a client version that is disallowed.


  • Record all failed logon attempts in the Security log of Event Viewer.


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How to Turn On Version Checking

To turn on version checking, follow these steps:
  1. Install the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit.


  2. Click Start , and then click Run .


  3. Type tsver in the Open box, and then click OK .


  4. Click Next .


  5. Click Enable Version Checking , and then click Next .


  6. Specify which client versions you want to allow or disallow on your Terminal Server. To do so, use either of the following methods:


  • In the Available client versions list, click the version number that you want, and then click the appropriate button to allow or disallow the version number or numbers that you selected.

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  • In the appropriate boxes, type the versions that you want to allow or disallow.


  • Click Next .


  • If you want to create a custom message to send to users who try to connect by using a client version that is disallowed, follow these steps:

    1. Click Enable Customized Messages .


    2. In the Message Title box, type the title of your message.


    3. In the Message Text box, type the text that you want.



    NOTE : If you do not specify a custom message, users who try to connect by using a client version that is disallowed, receive the following error message:



  • ClientIPAddress ComputerName The administrator of ServerName has set a policy which prevents your version of the RDP client, VersionNumber , from connecting to this server. Please contact the administrator of ServerName to determine what version of the RDP client you should be using. This session will terminate in 30 seconds.
  • Click Next , and then click Finish .


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    How to Turn Off Version Checking

    To turn off version checking, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start , and then click Run .


    2. Type tsver in the Open box, and then click OK .


    3. Click Next .


    4. Click Disable Version Checking , click Next , and then click Finish .


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    How to Identify the Terminal Services Client Version Number

    To identify the version number of a 32-bit Terminal Services client that is installed on a client computer, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start , point to Programs , point to Terminal Services Client , and then click Terminal Services Client .


    2. In the Terminal Services Client dialog box, click About .

      The version number of the Terminal Services client that is installed on the computer is displayed in the About Terminal Services Client dialog box.


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    REFERENCES

    For additional information about Terminal Services tools in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    Q240444 Useful Terminal Services Resource Kit Utilities
    For additional information about how to connect clients to Terminal Services by using a Terminal Services Client in Windows 2000, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    Q306566 HOW TO: Connect Clients to Terminal Services By Using a Terminal Services Client in Windows 2000
    For more information about the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/default.asp#section1
    For more information about Windows 2000 Terminal Services, see the Terminal Services Online Documentation at the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/server/help/default.asp?url=/windows2000/en/server/help/sag_termsrv_topnode.htm
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