terminal server(redirected from Windows-based Terminal Server)
A device which connects many terminals (serial lines) to a local area network through one network connection. A terminal server can also connect many network users to its asynchronous ports for dial-out capabilities and printer access.
terminal server(1) Hardware or software that connects terminals to a host computer. Years ago, a terminal server was part of a mainframe or a stand-alone front end processor attached to the mainframe.
(2) A server that supports multiple users at remote PCs or terminals. See Terminal Services, Remote Desktop Services and thin client.