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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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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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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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RD Connection Broker direct user to specfic RD Session Host

Let me state the objective first. I would like to configure a Remote Desktop Services paradigm such that a Remote Desktop Client is able to connect to an entity, likely an RD Gateway or RD Connection ...
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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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VDI - No Virtual Desktop Templates (Windows server 2012 R2 )

http://postimg.org/image/y1kkx3j6z/ I setting up the RDS role for VDI. I plan to have a personal virtual desktops. When i get to the step to select the Virtual Desktop Template, nothing shows up in ...
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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 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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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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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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Windows Server 2012 RDS Unable to publish RemoteApps. Unable to get list of programs

I have RD Web Access, RD Connection Broker, RD Session host and a collection set up. When I try to publish Remote Apps to the collection through the Server Manager it just loops over and over when ...
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Old HP thin clients cannot connect to Windows 2008 R2 RDS server

I'm in the middle of a migration from an old virtualized Windows 2003 Terminal Server to a 2008 R2 RDS host. The environment is a mix of several generations of HP thin clients, as well as some Axel ...
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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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MSTSC connection quality vs RDS via Connection Broker connection quality

We have a site in the USA which has a fixed VPN into our Datacentre in the UK via a 100Mb Leaseline. Our Datacentre Environment is a 2012 R2 Session Collection of RDS Servers, using Microsoft ...
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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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Windows Terminal Server printer selection dialog delayed in Microsoft Office

My terminal server users experience a delay when selecting printers from MS Office applications to be printed to network printers. Everything stalls on: Finding available printers... The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2008 R2 Terminal Server: “Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service”

I'm working with an unhealthy Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server configured in a vSphere environment. It currently has 4 vCPUs and 32GB RAM. No overcommitment. The concurrent user count on this server ...
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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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Installing RDS on Windows Server 2012 without AD

I've just started working with Windows Server 2012 and I'm stuck trying to get Remote Desktop Services installed. My server is in a virtual machine and there is no Active Directory domain. I recall ...
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How can I efficiently create daily write replicas of an RDS instance?

We're looking to create a replica of a postgres RDS instance that our developers can write to (not just a simple read replica that AWS can easily provide). Currently we run a script nightly that ...
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MySQL query very slow on Amazon RDS but really fast on my laptop?

I would love to know if anybody knows why this is happening. i've just migrated over to Amazon RDS for our website and our biggest query which takes .2 seconds to execute on my macbook takes 1.3 ...
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User Profile Disks with RemoteApp 2012 R2 Locked

We have a RemoteApp deployment (Web, Gateway, High Available Connection Brokers, ...). We use profile disks stored on a file share. We publish most of our applications, but from time to time, a user ...
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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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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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“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 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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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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Windows 2012 RDS Server asking for Licensing Mode when it's already set?

I have a confusing situation. I'm setting up a 2012 RDS Licensing Server for our environment. I'm checking under the RD Licensing Diagnoser to make sure everything is proper and I keep getting this ...
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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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Connect to RDS from EC2 instance — both inside VPC

I have a VPC with two private subnets (two were required to get an RDS instance set up). I have a security group for this VPC, let's call it vpc-sg. vpc-sg allows TCP access on port 22 from my home ...
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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, ...