Installing Software on a Terminal Server

In order to install software on a terminal server which will be shared by multiple users, it is required that the server be put in install mode. To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Press the Windows Start button and in the search bar, type cmd
  2. Right click CMD.exe and click Run As Administrator in order to launch an elevated command prompt.

  3. In the command prompt, type the following line and press Enter to put the server in install mode:
    change user /install

  4. Run the installer for the software as normal while the server is in install mode. 
  5. Once installation is completed, put serer back in execute mode by typing the following line and pressing Enter:
    change user /execute