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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 RDS Client Printers Disappearing?

So my issue is something I can find nothing on and is very hard to track down. I am working with Microsoft and Citrix support but am getting nowhere and my client is becoming frustrated on the lack ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server - Providing Single Sign On to Windows 7 Clients

I've inherited a system that may have never been fully integrated as it could have been. We have a simple setup - A Windows 2008 R2 Server being used for Remote Desktop and Remote App access by users ...
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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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Outlook timeout on an RDS Session

We are using a remote hosted Terminal Services Server with individual RDS Sessions for our Users. Emails work fine during use, but if they leave their system for about an hour and go back to Outlook ...
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How to use java UDF on AWS Oracle RDS?

I am trying to use a java udf in AWS Oracle RDS. On a managed Oracle server I can do this by using something like the following: CALL dbms_java.loadjava('-user <username>/<password> /home/...
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Advice on migrating RDS MySQL databases from one AWS account to another

I am currently planning a migration of AWS resources from one account to another. This includes several MySQL RDS instances. After some research it looks like a "dump and load" strategy is needed. My ...
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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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Outlook 2013 (connected to imap accounts) with mandatory profiles on Server 2012R2 RDS

Windows 2012R2 RDS and Outlook 2013. Mandatory Profiles with folder redirection to users Homefolders. Anyone have any ideas on using outlook (connected to imap mail accounts) with mandatory profiles....
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Remote Desktop Server: Restrict drive redirection on per user basis?

For a Remote Desktop Server, drive redirection can be controlled via Group Policy. Unfortunately, this is a computer configuration, so it will either apply to all users or none. Is there a workaround,...
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Server 2012 R2 RDS “run away” memory, ghost processes, etc

I have recently setup an RDS "all-in-one" box that is running all the necessary RDS components on the same box. I am having a big issue with ghost processes (LoginUI.exe, CSRSS.exe, etc.) that given ...
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How to change username on RDS instance

I have a single RDS postgresql instance with username 'psql' owning the database. How do you change the username?
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RemoteApp opens and immediately closes

We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS server with everything configured fully, including licencing for RDS. Best Practices Analyser passes in full. On our Windows 8.1 Enterprise VMs which have some ...
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RDSH 2012 R2 Printers Duplicating And Cannot Be Removed

I have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Server farm and printers deployed via a VBS Script i.e. Dim objNetwork Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\...
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How to restrict access to local resources with RDS

I've got a RDS setup on Windows server 2012 and I am trying to stop all access to local resources. I've managed to lock down unc network shares i.e \\someserver\myshare and clipboard etc has been ...
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RDS installation failure on 2012 R2 Server Core VM in Hyper-V Server

I'm currently installing a test-bed for my firms Infrastructure replacement. 10 or so Windows/Linux servers will be replaced by 2 physical servers running Hyper-V server. All services (DC, RDS, SQL) ...
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Upgrade the storage and/or provisioned IOPS on a reserved RDS instance?

I would like to reserve an RDS instance, but as of right now my instance does not need a lot of storage provisioned. I would like to reserve the instance with 100GB and 500 IOPS provisioned, but I ...
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Restore default RDP administrative session on Windows Server 2012 after trial RDS is expired

When installing Windows Server 2012, one of the roles selected was for the Remote Desktop Services (RDS). During this trial period we were able to access the server remotely using the default 2 ...
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Configure the “Remote Desktop” RemoteApp in TSGateway / RDWeb

We have an installation of TS/RDGateway with the RDWeb IIS installed. The "Remote Desktop" tab is also configured, but it lacks an option for "/multimon" but DOES let users configure their ...
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Windows Server 2008 Server in VM, in domain: Can not print, access denied

I'm having an issue with printing from a particular application from our Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit with licensed Remote Desktop Services (running in Amazon EC2). When I connect via Remote Desktop ...
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Windows 2012 RD Web Access won't connect to virtual desktop via internet

I recently setup Windows 2012 RDS for a cllient. All RDS roles on a single server. VDI for 3 Windows 7 workstations. It all works quite lovely internally. When accessing from the internet, we get to ...
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ColdFusion server won't to start

I'm trying to debug coldfusion application in Adobe Coldfusion builder 2.0 and I coldfusion server won't start. Here is log of console: [localServer]:Listening for transport dt_socket at address: ...
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How do I move RDP Profile Disks to a new location or different collection?

I have a RDS deployment (2 server 2012 R2 boxes) with a Session Collection setup that users have been using. There are lots of Profile Disks. I need to create a new Session Collection and move those ...
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Wrong GPO Applied to RDS Session

I am running Win 2012 R2 RDS session-based services with 16 rds users connecting via thin-client RDP session. I have several GPOs set up to set desktop, manage RemoteFX, background, etc. 13/16 rds ...
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what are max_connections in amazon RDS?

I have seen a field called connections under current activity tab. My database instance has a max_connection of 52 . What does it exactly mean?
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RDS connection broker: unable to resolve .local address over VPN for session hosts

I deployed an RDS collection using a 1 connection broker and 2 session host servers. These are on a .local domain on a private network which has its own DNS. When I'm on the network, I connect to the ...
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Does Data Pipeline supports schema transformation/evolution between RDS postgrey and amazon Redshift? Does it alter tables in Redshift accordingly?

I see Redshift is used as a data warehouse infra for large data set and I want to load postgrey sql data to Redshift for analytics. To copy the data I followed script method. What my script does is? ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Unable to print randomly

From the time our servers were built we have had on and off printing issues with them. The current issue is affecting random users and will only prevent them from printing from within certain ...
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Signon server (http://ServerName) is not responding

My problem is, WTOS thin clients are refusing remote login after connecting to ftp server. Event log error: "Signon server (http://ServerName) is not responding" I have checked the following:- -...
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rds 2012 r2 - desktop starts to flicker/refresh when enabling thumbnail icon preview

first post yay :D so i have a terminal server (RDS) 2012 R2, users are configured with roaming profile and folder redirection - all works great (ok not great, but fair enough :) ) users complained ...
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Run mysql-workbench remotely, no proxy/or tunnel

We are on AWS, with a MySql RDS. The RDS is set up so that only clients that are on the VPC can access it. (Just being VPN'd in is not good enough) So I assume that I could set up a tunnel,proxy, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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 /user:...
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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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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 connects&...
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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 ...
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Selenium Grid - Remote Desktop Services vs Hyper-V VMs

We want to create multiple (say 50) virtual environments to run concurrent Selenium tests in against a certain browser (say Internet Explorer). The most common way to configure this appears to be ...
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How do I find out if my RDS session is shadowed?

there is this nice feature of session shadowing in Windows Server. Now, if I connect as remote support staff and ask for user consent and the user grants me to control his/her session, this works fine....
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RDS connection blocked despite security group “Allow all traffic, all ports, all IPs”

I can only connect by ssh-ing into my ec2, and then using mysql from the cli. I can not connect: ssh-ing into my ec2, and connecting from PHP mysql command line on my local machine. I cannot ...