Windows 2000 Active Directory does not expose the Terminal Services attributes of a user. These settings are stored as a string in the UserParameters attribute. This attribute also stores the settings for Remote Access. I suggest that any testing that can affect multiple users should be tried and tested in a lab environment.
In order to apply the same Terminal Services Settings to all the users in the same OU you can perform the following steps:
- Create a test user with the terminal services settings adjusted to your environment.
- Perform an LDIFDE export of the test user. Then using notepad copy the UserParameters information to a textfile called UP.txt. The following is an example listing of UP.TXT:
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- Create the following script file with a wsf extension. You will need to modify the LDAP path for your environment.
Listing of TS.WSF
<package> <job id = "get user objects and create ldifde formated file"> <script language = "VBScript"> Const ForReading = 1 Const ForWriting = 2 Const ForAppending = 8 Input = InputBox("Please Enter an OU Name:","OU Select") WScript.Echo Input Dim aFile aFile = "users.txt" Set Up = CreateObject ("Scripting.FileSystemObject") set u = Up.OpenTextFile ("up.txt", ForReading, True) uContents = u.ReadAll u.close Set objOu = GetObject _ ("LDAP://ou=****,ou=" + Input + ",ou=****,dc=****,dc=****,dc=****") For Each objUser In objOu Set fy = CreateObject ("Scripting.FileSystemObject") If (fy.FileExists(aFile)) Then Set x = fy.OpenTextFile (aFile, ForAppending) x.WriteLine "dn: " & objUser.Get("distinguishedName") x.WriteLine "changetype: modify" x.WriteLine "replace: UserParameters" x.WriteLine uContents x.WriteLine "-" x.WriteLine () x.close() Else Set x = fy.OpenTextFile (aFile, ForWriting, True) x.WriteLine "dn: " & objUser.Get("distinguishedName") x.WriteLine "changetype: modify" x.WriteLine "replace: UserParameters" x.WriteLine uContents x.WriteLine "-" x.WriteLine () x.close() End If Next </Script> <script language = "JScript"> var aFile = "users.txt" var w = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") w.Run("ldifde -i -f " + aFile, 1, "True") WScript.Echo ("FINISHED LDIFDE IMPORT") var fs = new ActiveXObject ("Scripting.FileSystemObject"); fs.DeleteFile (aFile); </Script> </job> </package>
Explanation of TS.WSF:
The VB portion of the script is used to format the LDIF file used to apply the changes. It first prompts the user for an OU to apply the changes to. It then searches the OU for User objects and formats the Users.txt file in the proper LDIFE format using the UserParameters settings from the UP.TXT file.