Terminal Server Client on Win98

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Hi I am using terminal server client on my windows 98 machine to connect to my server. But everyday my session freezes atleast once a day, and will remain like that until an administrator takes control over my session and moves the mouse. Can someone help me in solving this problem. thanks

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The solution is not to use Windows 98.

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  • HappyGene
    Bally, You can run a "keep alive" utility to hold the port. This software is usually associated with dial-up internet connections, but has many other uses such as this. Is your server an AS400 series or Prime? If so, another option would be to pick up an older version of Rumba or Reflections cheap and slap that on. They hold their conns pretty well unless your network is really nasty. I used to hate those two packages until I used them on a reasonably dependable network. They.re great *and* you can interface them into your help desk software with their macro languages. I might be mis-understanding, too. It almost seems .legacy. that you.d need emulation to hit your server. So, if you.re on dial-up or going across a multi-bridge lan and running gui to gui on the server, I.d go with CPT and upgrade to XP Pro. It really does have finer tuned graphics updating and more advanced TCP packet controls. Elaborate if you can, :) Gene
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  • Ballysingh
    We only use Win98 on certain machines, others are all running thinstation. The software that we use is called Remote Desktop Connection to connect to our server that runs windows 2003 server. Is there another solution other than changing the operating system from windows 98.
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  • HappyGene
    Bally, Ok, I see now what your arrangement must be. There IS absolutely a good way to do this: VPN (virtual private network) overlayed with VNC (virtual network computing.) RDC is mostly.kinda vpn, but not as stable or robust as that which will come with your server.s front end hardware package. I would ask your sys admin what front end hardware protects and funnels the server. If it.s a Cisco Catalyst/PIX combo, you.ve got it made in the shade, and all users should dump the rdc asap in favor of a third party solution like I just mentioned (in particular the Cisco series 3000 client and the VNC v4.1.1 remote viewer.) If you.ve got other, but similar functioning equipment (bridging router/firewall combo), get your IT to pre-allot and then configure the vpn software applicable to the combo and then install VNC over that. There will be some tweaking of tcp parameters in each client.s registry to get the connections stable from W98 to 2003 Server, but it.s worth it. Let us know what worked, :) Gene
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  • Ve3ofa
    what happens if you close the session and restart the application?
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  • Ballysingh
    If you close the session and restart it will start working fine again.
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  • ELPUEBLO
    this seems more to be an aspect of the terminal services server (b/c I'm not familiar w/the changes in W2K3 term services someone else'll have to expalin further. But the set up should have some sort of allow legacy connection (w2k has it so i would assume 2k3 does too). Also is this happening when your Idle or anytime. Also there is (in 2K) setup on each user (via AD)that has a terminal services tab check the settings on that on one of your users that it freezes on. Terminal services is a fine thing to use from 98 don't listen to the neigh sayers who want u to change OS (yer just using the comp as a thin client, it works fine). I'm assuming this is all LAN based and not over Inet (although it shouldn't matter either way. Josh
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  • Kumarr
    Hi, We had a similar problem with terminal server on windows 98. The solution was to stop using teminal server on windows 98. The machine that were capabale we upgraded to win2k and those that were not we went to Win95. this problem does not happen on windows 95.
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