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1. Open Terminal Services configuration:
Start -> Administrative tools -> Terminal Services configuration

2. Right click “RDP-Tcp” on the right side and choose properties

3. Click Edit -> choose a already installed SSL -> OK
-If no SSL’s show up here, you can search for instructions on creating a self signed certificate

4. Set Security layer to “SSL”

5. Set Encryption level to “High” and hit OK

Make sure to adjust the settings for your local remote desktop client to allow for this authentication under Options >> Security. If you connect to various servers/computers you can use “attempt authentication” or “require authentication” if every computer you connect to has SSL configured for RDP.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: TermServDevices
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1114
Description: Error communicating with the Spooler system service. Open the Services snap-in and confirm that the Print Spooler service is running.

These errors are generally nothing to worry about. However if you wish to resolve them you have two options. Typically there is no need for a server to have this enabled unless you need to print to a local printer from a remote desktop session. So the first option is to disable Windows Printer Mapping for Terminal Services:

1. Click Start -> click Run -> enter “tscc.msc” without quotes -> click OK

2. Click Connections -> double click RDP-Tcp

3. Click the Client Settings tab

4. Place a check next to “Windows printer mapping” under the “Disable the following” heading.
5. Click Apply -> Close

The second option to resolve these errors is to start the Print Spooler service so Terminal Services can communicate with it properly:

1. Click Start -> Run -> enter “services.msc” without quotes -> Click OK

2. Scroll down until you find “Print Spooler”

3. If the startup type is Manual or Disabled, right click the service -> Properties

4. Click the Start button -> Click OK