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Do I need RDS CALs for the users that come with Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation?

I bought a server hardware with a Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation license. That license comes with 15 users, which is sufficient for my needs. I'd like to use the server for RemoteApps. I configured ...
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Remote Desktop Services role - Do I need it in order to use MSTSC (RDP/RDC) in my domain?

Greetings and thanks for reading (apologies for the length). I'm a new Sys Admin and I have a (potentially silly) question for the more seasoned veterans. I'm migrating our primary Domain Controller ...
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How to improve AWS RDS Performance - Heavy read write updates

After searching and reading as many posts, comments and discussions I could find I did not find one specific to my issue. I have multiple AWS EC2 deployments with a single RDS all in the same ...
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Connect to specific Session Host depending on user's AD site

I'm setting up a new Server 2012 R2-based RDS deployment publishing desktops to users based in three geographically distinct sites. All users need access to the same applications and resources. Is it ...
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GPO drive mapping fails and other (logon) problems

We recently increased our user amount on our RDS 2012 R2. We are starting to experience some issues. We have 4 Windows 2012 R2 RDS Servers and 1 Domain Controller/File server also running Windows ...
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Do I need RD Gateway for one Windows server?

I am running one Windows Server on EC2 and have 6 users who will be using remote desktop to login to it and work remotely. Is native RDP security sufficient for this or is it critical to ...
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RDS Mixed replication, master in EC2-Classic, replica in VPC (MySQL)

I have a heavy used RDS instance (MySQL) in EC2-Classic with three read replica instances. We're on plan to move some of our micro-services into VPC and some of them need to read on those replica ...
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Windows Server 2012 RDS Unable to publish RemoteApps. Unable to get list of programs. Again

I have same problem, which is discribed in this topic: Windows Server 2012 RDS Unable to publish RemoteApps. Unable to get list of programs When I try to publish Remote Apps to the collection through ...
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Which Principal should you use in AWS CMK KeyPolicy?

I'm trying to use AWS Cloudformation to create an encrypted DB, with the encryption key managed by KMS. From what I understand, I need to create a CMK, and to create a CMK, I need to create a ...
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Configuring RemoteApp for external users, how does RDS Gateway work?

I feel I must be just missing something obvious here. I have a working RDS deployment with two RDSH hosts. It's not perfectly architected, but this came from a PoC and will be re-engineered in a few ...
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How to load balance application on AWS

I have bit understanding about AWS but not the full picture. If anyone can fill my gaps that will be good. Suppose i have Web Application A, Using Amazon RDS B . I have queue in database so that all ...
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RDS Gateway, getting 23002 error

I have a working RDS Gateway/RDS Broker/RDS Farm RemoteApp environment. The problem is, when i try to connect into the farm through the gateway over RDP i can't connect/login to the RDS Host and i get ...
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User being automatically / forcibly signed out of Remote Desktop Services (2012 R2)

This issue is a strange one and seems to be getting more and more unusual as I try different troubleshooting steps. We have a client who has a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard server with a second 2012 ...
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Connecting SSIS to AWS RDS SQL Server Instance

I am trying to connect SSIS to an AWS RDS SQL Server instance. Whenever I try to run the packages through the SQL Server Agent, I encounter this error message: Non-SysAdmins have been denied ...
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Windows CE 5.0 - 6.0 RDP to Windows server 2012 R2 [closed]

I have installed Windows server 2012 RDS license on a new Windows server 2012 R2 machine. We need the ability to RDP in from mobile handhelds (Motorola mc 9090 and mc 9100) running CE 5.0 and 6.0. ...
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Can you change the RDS License Mode from Per Device to Per User without a Session Host?

Let me say I'm very new to Server administration. We currently have a Windows Server 2012 in workgroup configuration. We have RDS in Per Device license mode. Now one of the user need multiple access ...
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Why does RDS login screen vary by user and PC?

I have two identical Lenovo laptops running Windows 10 with all updates. Call them Left and Right. On the backend I have a domain controller and a Remote Desktop Server, both running Windows Server ...
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RDS Session Host RDP SSL Certificate Expiring

We have RDS Deployed with: RD Connection Broker RD Session Host RD Licensing RD Gateway RD Web Access .. For your information our Gateway server name is rdp.sparkorg.org To renew the RDS ...
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RDS 2012R2: RD Connection Broker HA - cannot connect to SQL

I have a brand new RDS environment I am trying to set up. I'm trying to follow this guide: https://msfreaks.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/windows-2012-r2-remote-desktop-services-part-1/ and have gotten ...
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Cant login with any user after changing domain and name of RDS server

This is my first message here, so i just want to start to say hi to everyone. Ok, so straight to the point: We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that functions as a RDS server (15 CAL or so). ...
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Abnormally high Outlook 2010 RAM usage for one Terminal Server user (RDS)

I'm working on a busy Windows 2008R2 Terminal Server where a particular user's Outlook session consumes between 2GB and 4GB of RAM. The process doesn't appear to be a slow memory leak, as the RAM is ...
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RDS RemoteApp with Java

I am attempting to put together a small RDSH farm to deliver a front-end which requires Java. The front end is a simple VB executable which displays a predefined java-driven web front end. Now, my ...
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How to check memory consuming process on AWS RDS postgressql

I am using AWS RDS postgresql with instance type db.t2.medium which has 4GB of memory. In monitoring the RAM consumption is more than 3.3GB continuously. How to determine which process is consuming ...
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Deploying Outlook through RemoteApp

We have an RDS server where we host our software plus supply access to office and a few other programs. this is a multi tenant environment, we do not host any email or exchange but users can connect ...
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RDS 2012 Outlook Roaming Profile

I have a RDS collection with one sever in it with about 50 existing profiles, since day one we have had roaming profiles set-up and folder redirection. I have just added another RD host to the ...
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RDS Licensing Server With Azure AD Domain Services

How do you add a licensing server to a terminal server license server group in Azure when you're using Azure AD Domain Services?
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RDS 2012R2 “Preparing the destination computer” Long

I've just setup a new RDS Deployment on a 2012 R2 domain. When client's connect to the RemoteDesktop there is a considerable delay at the "Preparing the destination computer" stage. I can resolve this ...
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Binlog format - RDS default

By default in MySQL 5.6 default binary logging format is "STATEMENT". (https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/replication-formats.html) MySQL 5.6 running on RDS has by default format set to "MIXED" ...
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“Shared” network drive not showing up for users on a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Session Host

We have a network drive mounted on each reboot on our session hosts via a registry key : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run DriveMap = net use z: \\x.x.x.x\share ...
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RDS - Change single click option is item via GPO or Registry

I have a problem on my servers RDS, my users can not change their themes windows, folder options and many more due to some GPO. However, in recent days there is a problem concerning the opening of ...
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Domain Controlled Hyper-V with RDS

Let me start by saying that I'm very new to server administrations. I'm creating a single server setup for my work. It is a small organization with 15 users. I currently have a Windows Server 2012 ...
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RDS - User theme as changed for high contrast and wrong background

Good morning everyone, I have a problem with an RDS architecture and broker. On one of these RDS server, users get the theme " High Contrast " and a black background for several days. GPO prevent ...
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RDS Server 2012 R2 and OSX - Printer redirection

I have clients connecting with OSX 10.10 to a RD Server 2012 R2 with MS Remote Desktop App. Printer: Canon C3320 and HP LJ 500 The problem: All Word and PDF files are getting blown up to 20 MB and ...
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Does Windows 10 Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) work with Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services (RDS)?

Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10, I've been having issues with RSAT to administer an RDS Windows Server 2012 R2 deployment. At first, the preview of the RSAT tools didn't work well and I chalked it ...
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Track what is causing AWS RDS to use insanely high bandwidth

We are having a high traffic (100K hit/day) Drupal news website hosted on AWS. Its behind cloudflare & 2 Load Balanced Varnish servers. For some reason the bandwidth usage is very high for RDS. ...
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server 2008 r2 rds farm with rds broker

OK, so the situation is like this: 4 RD Session hosts (farm name: sessions.domain.local) 2 RDS Brokers (failover cluster - IP adress of the broker service is in the domain/internal subnet) ...
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Windows RDS R2 2012 licensing (Is it always a taboo ?) [duplicate]

I know that there is many questions and requests about RDS licensing, and also know, that MS don't bite Is it not the purpose to test in a Lab and try to understand how all this marvelous work, ...
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2012 RDS SERVER SSL CERTIFICATE ISSUE - Moving from Self Signed

I have a 2012 R2 RDS server. Previously we used a locally self signed certificate to allow clients to setup Remote App and Desktop connections. This certificate was not able to be extended and so ...
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What is the latency threshold for running a Terminal Server (RDS) over the WAN?

I've seen: Terminal server performance over high latency links But I have a customer who is interested in relocating their system infrastructure to a datacenter that has ~62ms latency from their main ...
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External FQDN for RDS server? or sub-domain?

I am trying to setup a terminal server and need to have an external FQDN name. So far we have a main domain name hosted by 3rd party. lets call it "aaa.com" We also have subdomain name called ...
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Migrating from normal RDS to Encrypted RDS

I saw this and this which in theory are the same, but no extra details were given, so they answers are general and unsolved. My issues is similar, with a sad twist: I have a Master RDS instance ...
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RDS read-only replicas of different size than master

I have two m1.large RDS instances, a master and a read-replica. The master is able to keep up with the write load just fine, but occasionally read load on the replica comes to a point where the ...
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User Profile Disks not created - 2012R2 pooled VDI windows 7 VM

Servers- RD Web Access/Connection Broker - VMWare 2012R2 machine - VDW RD Virtualization Hosts - 2x physical servers - VD1/VD2 The User_Profile storage location is a replicated DFS on the F drive ...
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windows 2008 server r2 rds in workgroup [closed]

I would like to set up remote desktop services on windows server 2008 r2 Standard without setting up active directory services. I do not have hardware to run a sperate domain server. Licensing aside ...
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RemoteApp running multiple instances of an app that is started using published software

AppLaunch.exe is published for RemoteApp.It is a simple app with a login window which starts App.exe on a successful login. As a result there are multiple instances of App.exe after client ...
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RDS firewall workaround for IPs

Looking at this post - it seems that Amazon has been working on providing a static IP for RDS - the comment was from about 18 months ago. https://forums.aws.amazon.com/thread.jspa?messageID=596719򑫯 ...
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RDS vs. RD - any differences in speed and quality?

All other things being equal (available hardware resources, speed and type of network connection), is there any technical difference with an impact on quality between connecting to an RDS server vs. ...
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Is RDS really *the* one stop shop solution? [closed]

I found myself in a situation today where I had to offer arguments in favor of regular windows domain clients versus a terminal server solution, or Remote Desktop Services as it is called nowadays, ...
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Is our RDS write IOPS too high

Our site has been running slow recently and I've noticed that the RDS write IOPS can go as high as 80/sec and as low as 9/sec. Is this something that could be causing pages to load slowly? If so ...
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RDS MySQL 50% CPU usage spike

We have a big RDS multi-az instance in prod (probably too big for its purpose atm), but it showed 2 spikes for ~50%. rds mysql 50% spikes screenshot Never seen that instance rise above 5% since we ...