The last time I installed Gimp on a Microsoft Terminal Server It was a little buggy.
But this time the result seems to be OK. This is on Windows Server 2008 Standard R2 in terminal services mode.
Note: I don’t work in an environment where I have dozens of users stress testing the application so it may not be 100% stable but with the limited testing I’ve done it worked OK.
Here is how I did it.
- Get an Administrator cmd prompt (e.g. right click on Command Prompt in the programs menu and choose “run as administrator”)
change user /installto get into Terminal Server Install mode
- From the same command prompt run the GIMP install program
- when the install finishes run
change user /executeto switch back to the normal Terminal Server running mode
- Log in as a standard user and run GIMP. Wait while the Gimp splash displays “Not Responding” and gimp does it’s font caching thing.
- You can now use it.