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Limit Terminal Server Sessions

By mlrome ·
We are running Windows 2003 Terminal Server and have a need to limit the number of terminal server sessions that any one outside client can have running to a particular software program. This involves Quickbooks Enterprise version and using terminal server 2003. For example, we may have 5 legitimate terminal server users from an outside client, but we only want two of them to be able to access Quickbooks at any one time. Does anyone know of a program that will allow us to do that? Thanks in advance!

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by BFilmFan In reply to Limit Terminal Server Ses ...

Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server XP FR3 will allow you to configure that.

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Group Policy

by luke.lacourse In reply to

Group Policies control the TS Characteristics, such as how long a session can be idle before disconnecting, forcing single sessions, etc...

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Is there any reason...

by WalshFX In reply to Limit Terminal Server Ses ...

... that you couldn't create a security group and only allow execute permissions on the Quickbooks exe for that group. You could then place users in the group who you want to be able to run Quickbooks.

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That will limit the users, not the number of sessions

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Is there any reason...

That will allow you to limit who can run Quickbooks, but it won't limit the number of times each authorized user can run it.

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Group Policy - retraction

by luke.lacourse In reply to Limit Terminal Server Ses ...

Sorry, misread original post, didnt understand the question properly. If you are running QB Enterprise then it is controlled by the license. Which of course only comes in 5, 10, 15, or 20 users. I havent looked yet but i wonder if it is possible to modify the registry key for the license information and change the number of users. You might try looking there, it will be under Intuit - 17.0 or somthinging like that, dont know the exact tree. However, i am not promoting that solution, not sure how it would work, if it will work, or what damage it might do. If you avhe a test server that you can ghost it might be worth a try though, i know in other versions i have seen the number of users as a value in there.

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