change enables and disables logons, switches to and from application installation mode and manages COM port mappings.

Usage Guide

change takes three parameters: logon, user and port.

change user operates at machine level and shifts the Terminal Server between execution or application installation modes. It takes three parameters: /install, which places the machine in application installation mode; /execute which places the machine into application execution mode; and /query which displays the current mode.

change logon operates at machine level enables and disables logons to the Terminal Server. It takes five parameters, the most commonly used are /enable and /disable which enable and disable logons. /drain and /drainuntilrestart both disable new logons, but allow logons to new sessions. /query displays the current mode.

change port operates at session level. It maps COM ports for DOS applications that don't support COM ports higher than 4. change port takes a port mapping as its' parameter. For example:
change port com8=com4
will map a virtual COM4 port to physical COM8 for DOS applications in the session.

Tool Data

Operating Platform:Windows
Diagnostic Target:OS - Terminal Services, Terminals and X
Tool Executable:change.exe
Obtain From:Installed with Windows Terminal Services
Web Links:
  • change
  • TechNet article in Terminals Services change command.
  • change logon
  • TechNet article explaining change logon and its' parameters
  • change port
  • TechNet article on change port and its' parameters
  • change user
  • TechNet article on change user and its' parameters.

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