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May 13, 2010  2:26 PM

Disable Terminal Services Beep



Posted by: Nathan Simon
beep, disablebeep, pc speaker, regedit, Terminal Services, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

You can disable the system beep function in client rdp sessions by creating the following registry key on the Terminal Server:    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\    add a DWORD "DisableBeep" with a value of "1" You will have to restart the Terminal...

December 16, 2008  5:48 AM

“MSTSC /console” Where did you go?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Terminal Services, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

I just noticed this in the last few days, I guess its because of the fact that I waited so long to update to SP1, but it seems that with Vista Service Pack 1, Windows XP SP3, and Server 2008 the /console switch is no longer available... Running mstsc /? will give you the following screen


December 11, 2008  3:03 AM

Terminal Services Printing Workaround



Posted by: Nathan Simon
HP, IT professional, Microsoft Windows, net use, Terminal Services, Windows Server 2008

Would you like to print to that HP Printer that just wont connect through RDP? Let me lay out the scenario for you. You have an USB HP Printer of any type. No matter what you have done you cannot get it to map. Well here is a little work-around that I put together a while ago. Take...


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