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Stop Apps from Deploying on Terminal Servers

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Updated: 8 Aug 2006

Jon A. wrote: We have users that log into a base PC, then go to a Terminal Server session for some of their Apps. When we create an App object in ZENworks 7 for deployment to our users, is there a way to keep it from deploying to users who are running on a Terminal Server session? We don't want the app being installed to their Terminal Server profile, we only want it to be installed on their base PC.

Have you looked at the information in the documentation regarding Terminal Server? There is a distribution rule (under Availability Settings) which looks like it's what you're asking for. Check out this section of the doc.

Other Suggestions

Roland Pfenninger

To help prevent Apps from installing on Terminal Server Sessions simply add an Launch Condition (if the installation is .msi based) to the Package as follows:

"NOT TerminalServer"

That way, the installation will never take place on a Terminal Server Session.

Kevin Hurni

The distribution rules listed do not prevent apps from deploying on a Windows 2000 server with Terminal Services. The version numbers for both products are the same. (5.00.2195) What you CAN do is put a registry key rule that looks to see if Terminal Services is enabled:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Product Options

Value Name:  ProductType
String Value = WinNT

This will prevent apps from deploying on Terminal Server. Note: This may behave differently with Windows 2003 Servers.

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