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Installing/Updating RDPWin Version 3 Client on a Terminal Server

Added: 7/14/10
Updated: 8/21/13

Issue

IThis KB article discusses two different ways to install/update RDPWin version 3 on a terminal server. 

 

  • Customers that do not use roaming profiles and have their users log into the terminal server prior to starting RDPWin version 3 will typically want to use the .Net Click Once method of installing and updating RDPWin version 3.  This is also the easiest and preferred method, but also takes up the most disc space on the terminal server.
  • Customers that use roaming profiles or publish RDPWin version 3 as a remote application will want to use the Shortcut to the .EXE method.  This method takes up less disk space and keeps the RDPWin.exe in a static location.  However, it takes more expertise and time to update the terminal server

 

 

.Net Click Once Method - New Install

This is the preferred method for setting up the RDPWin3 client on a terminal server.  After installation, RDPWin will update automatically for all users. 

  1. Login to the terminal server as an user that has full administrative rights to the server preferably the local or domain administrator.  If the user does not have full administrative rights, stop here and do not proceed. 

  2. Set the station number on the terminal server.  Click here for instructions.
    Note: Only add a system variable, not a variable for each user.

  3. Reboot the Server

  4. Open Windows Explorer

  5. Explore to the \\RDPDataServer\RDPNT\RDP\RDPWinClient directory - Here are detailed instructions for installing the RDPWin Client.

  6. Run the Setup.exe
    This will install the RDPWin client for the administrative user and create a Click Once App Ref RDPWin skier icon on the admin users desktop.

  7. Copy the ICON to C:\Users\Public\Desktop.  This will display the ICON on every user's desktop.  If there is no public folder, you may also copy the ICON to individual user desktop.

  8. Have users login to the terminal and click on the RDPWin labeled Icon.

  9. The files necessary to run RDPWin will copy into the User's Profile

  10. The only drawback is that each user will end up with two RDPWin Icons on their desktop.

Hardware gals may also complete steps 4-9 with logon scripts.

 

.Net Click Once Method - Update

No extra steps for updating the clients on terminal servers.  Users simply start RDPWin after the RDPData server has been updated and Click Once automatically copies the new files into the user profile.

 

Short Cut To the RDPWin.EXE method - Install

This method of install the RDPWin client is recommended if RDPWin is going to be published or roaming profiles are in use.  There are additional steps required after RDPWin has been updated on the server.

 

  1. Login to the terminal server as an user that has full administrative rights to the server preferably the local or domain administrator.  If the user does not have full administrative rights, stop here and do not proceed.  (The same user should be used everytime the RDPWin client is updated on the terminal server.

  2. Set the station number on the terminal server.  Click here for instructions.
    Note: Only add a system variable, not a variable for each user.

  3. Reboot the Server

  4. Open Windows Explorer

  5. Explore to the \\RDPDataServer\RDPNT\RDP\RDPWinClient directory - Here are detailed instructions for installing the RDPWin Client.

  6. Run the Setup.exe
    This will install the RDPWin client for the administrative user and create a Click Once App Ref RDPWin skier icon on the admin users desktop.

  7. Open Windows Explorer

  8. Explore to C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Apps\2.0\9QVQXD9W.10J\162E1L2K.JJC

    1. The path is not exact. The last two directories (..\9QVQXD9W.10J\162E1L2K.JJC) will be named differently on each terminal server

  9. Open the ..\rdpw..tion* directory  dated with the computer's current date

  10. Select all files and copy them to C:\Program Files\ResortDataProcessing\RDPWIN\Bin overwriting the current files

  11. Create shortcut on the desktop to C:\Program Files\ResortDataProcessing\RDPWIN\Bin\rdpwin.exe

  12. Copy the shortcut to C:\Users\Public\Desktop
    This allows every user to start RDPWin.




 

Note: There are two modes for a terminal server, Install Mode and Execute Mode. It may be required to change the mode to Install Module if having issues installing the programs. To change the mode:

  1. Click Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Command Prompt.
  2. In the Command Prompt, type Change user /install.
  3. After the installation of the programs is complete, change back to Execute Mode from the Command Prompt by typing Change user /execute.

 

 

 

 

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