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Customizing Terminal Services Web Access

A quick one: Change the TS Web Access banner and keep users better informed of what they're connected to.

If you're tired of the standard banner text that you see at the top of your browser when you connect to a Terminal Services Web Access page, you can actually modify its text. Since this text is stored in text format in the TS Web Access' IIS application, modifying it is as simple as changing a line of code.

On your TS Web Access server, look in the folder C:\Windows\web\ts\en-US for the default.aspx file. Open it and scroll down and search for this piece of code:

string L_WindowsServer2008_Text = "Windows Server® 2008"; string L_TSWebAccess_Text = "TS Web Access";

In quotes are the two pieces of text that define what is seen on that top banner. Changing this text immediately changes what is seen by the next browser that connects to the TS Web Access Web site.

Congrats! Now, you've got a customized site for deploying applications to your users.

About the Author

Greg Shields is Author Evangelist with PluralSight, and is a globally-recognized expert on systems management, virtualization, and cloud technologies. A multiple-year recipient of the Microsoft MVP, VMware vExpert, and Citrix CTP awards, Greg is a contributing editor for Redmond Magazine and Virtualization Review Magazine, and is a frequent speaker at IT conferences worldwide. Reach him on Twitter at @concentratedgreg.

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