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"Error connecting to terminal server:" error message when connecting to System Manager Software (SMS) through SMSWeb

Goals and Symptoms

Symptoms
When connecting to the SMS Setup Utility using terminal services from SMSWeb (Webclient) on a client PC, the following error is received:

Error connecting to terminal server: 'computer name'

The following "Unknown publisher" pop-up may be displayed if running Windows XP SP3:


Causes and Fixes

Cause

ActiveX settings in Internet Explorer are configured incorrectly


Resolution

To resolve this error, add 'computer name'\PowerLogicWeb to the trusted sites zone of Intenet Explorer and verify “Initialize and script ActiveX controls NOT marked as safe for scripting" in the security settings is enabled

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