How to change modes for Remote Desktop and Terminal Servers

It is sometimes necessary to change the mode of the Remote Desktop or Terminal Server to perform certain tasks. For instance, to install new programs or applications the mode must be set to install. In order to execute the applications or programs the mode must be set to execute.

How to set mode to install on Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2 through Command Prompt:
  1. Open a CMD prompt
  2. Type: Change logon /disable (Disable clients from opening new sessions while installing). Press enter.
  3. Type: Change user /Install. Press enter.
How to set mode to Execute on Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2 though Command Prompt:
  1. Open a CMD prompt
  2. Type: Change user /execute. Press enter.
  3. Type: Change logon /enable (Enable clients to open new sessions). Press enter

Environment

 Windows Server 2008 (32-bit);Windows Server 2008 (64-bit);Windows Server 2008 R2;Windows Server 2012;Windows Server 2012 R2
 Terminal Services

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