Change Terminal Server Session properties, use when installing software on a terminal server.
Syntax CHANGE USER /options CHANGE LOGON /options CHANGE PORT /options Options: To change .INI file mapping: (administrator rights required) CHANGE USER /INSTALL Enable install mode. This command has to be run before installing any new software on a Terminal Server. This will create a .ini file for the application in the TS system directory. CHANGE USER /EXECUTE Enable execute mode (default) Run this when an installation is complete. CHANGE USER /QUERY Display current settings. To enable or disable terminal session logins: CHANGE LOGON /QUERY Query current terminal session login mode. CHANGE LOGON /ENABLE Enable user login from terminal sessions. CHANGE LOGON /DISABLE Disable user login from terminal sessions. To list or change COM port mappings for the current session. This can allow DOS applications to access high numbered ports e.g. COM12 CHANGE PORT portx=porty Map port x to port y. CHANGE PORT /D portx Delete mapping for port x. CHANGE PORT /QUERY Display current mapping ports.
How .ini files work:
Installing an application will create a .ini file in the TS system directory.
The first time a user runs the application, the application looks in the home directory for its .ini file. If none is found then Terminal Server will copy the .ini file from the system directory to the users home directory.
Each user will have a unique copy of the application's .ini file in their home directory.
To learn more about what happens when the system is put into install mode run CHANGE USER /?
The CHANGE command replaces CHGLOGON, CHGUSER, and CHGPORT from Citrix Winframe.
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Other Terminal Server commands
INSTSRV - Install an NT Service
LOGOFF - Log a user off
MSIEXEC - Microsoft Windows Installer
Q243202 - TS Session Management Tools
Equivalent bash command (Linux): who - Print all usernames currently logged in
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