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"Terminal Services Configuration" in Windows 2008 R2

posted May 31, 2010, 5:41 PM by Victor Zakharov
An article for guys like myself, those trying to adopt renamed options of Windows 2008 R2...

Well, I spent some time looking for this one. It used to be "Terminal Services Configuration". At least, in 2003 and 2008 it was named exactly like this. In 2008 R2, however, Microsoft decided to change the name to (obviously) improve usability, especially for experienced admins. And here's how it goes now: "Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration". Not quite obvious, is it?

Anyway, my next step on that server was to put an icon on the desktop for other admins. Having created a default "Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration" shortcut, I wanted to rename it to usual "Terminal Services Configuration". Not so fast, Microsoft introduced a surprise here, too. Because you cannot rename it this way. Whenever you try, you get that ugly "Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration" back. There is a workaround: just put an additional space somewhere in the wording.

Welcome to the real world!