Monday, March 27, 2006

Problems with running SPS install via Terminal Services

A colleague of mine ran into some problems last week while trying to install SharePoint at a customer site. They were connecting to a VM Ware instance via terminal services (mstsc) and were getting a VB runtime error whenever they tried to run setup.exe. After a couple of frustrating hours we realised that in order to run the install you had to be connected to the console session. The syntax therefore should be mstsc -v:servername /F -console where mstsc is the Remote Desktop connection executable file, -v indicates a server to connect to, /F indicates full screen mode, and -console is the instruction to connect to the console session.

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