"Remote Desktop Services" is a component of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and newer. It allows its users to run applications on a remote server, sending only mouse/keyboard input and screen updates across the network. In previous versions of Windows Server it was known as "Terminal Services".

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Virtual Machine RDS with Two Network Adaptors

Please Forgive my newbieness... I'm just a developer trying to learn a little of the hardware side. I've tried to look this question up but all results produce VMWare which I am not using. I've ...
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Audit RDP security layer used for each logon

I'm looking for a way to monitor the security layer used when a user log on a windows 2012 R2 server with RDP (SSL or RDP, encryption level). I haven't found anything useful in "Advanced Audit Policy ...
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How to assign remote users from GPO/users not authorized

My account and my admins can remote into any machine on the network, but standard users get an "user not authorized" error. The only solution I've found is to manually add the users to the Approved ...
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remote session getting locked or logged off even when actively doing something

I am getting this issue whereby I will get the logged off or locked out and into the log in screen, even while I am doing something on the server, ie. doing some update on one of the application or ...
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Is there a way to move the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections shortcuts from there default location?

I would like the shortcuts created by Remote Desktop Services RemoteApp and Desktop Connections moved from their default location: %userProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start ...
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2008 R2 RDS, keeps saying user must change password at first logon

We have a 2003 domain with two 2003 domain controllers on 2008 R2 functional level. Over the past week, when a user's password expires, they attempt to change it when logging into a 2008 R2 remote ...
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RDS Session Deplyment Fails - Cant associate with RD Management Server

I am trying to do a quick start session installation and I am getting this error for the connection broker Current security context is not associated with an Active Directory domain or forest. I ...
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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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Remote Desktop with Web Browser on Client Computer from Server to Connect to Another Computer

I want to use Remote desktop from a client computer through web browser by a Remote Desktop Web Connection that deploy on the server using Window Server 2012 R2 to connect to another computer. And the ...
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Usability Metrics for for Windows Remote Desktop Services

I am trying to find out if there are ways to capture some metrics to measure the usability of a remote desktop services server (2008R2). Particularly, I am trying to record how long it takes to logon ...
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Remote desktops scenario - Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V RDS/VDI or VMware ESXi with Win7 guests?

I wasn't sure whether this question should be asked here or over in Super User... I'd like some guidance for setting up a Remote Desktop scenario for users in a reliable yet cost-effective way. ...
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How to recover accidentally deleted self signed RDP certificate?

Environment: Windows 2012 on Workgroup setting. Our Remote Desktop Service was using a self-signed certificate, which was deleted. Actions taken to delete are: MMC > File > Add/Remove Snap in > ...
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Remote Desktop Session disconnects sporadically

Problem: RDP session disconnect and reconnect. Effects most user RDP sessions not all. Some remote users on our server sporadically gets disconnected. Their remote session freezes and they get a small ...
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Server 2012 R2 RDS Mandatory Profile Start Menu Layout

I'm setting up mandatory profiles in remote desktop server 2012 R2 as we basically have them very locked down with users only able to access shared data and standard applications. However I've setup ...
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Can I change the RD Web Access port or disable the IIS default website without affecting RDS?

We have a client running a Server 2008r2 RDS server. This server hosts the RD Web Access, RD Licensing, and RD Session host roles. The client also installed XAMP on the server to host an internal ...
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Remote desktop rule on windows server not working

I have installed Windows Server 2008_R2 as a virtual guest operating system on my Centos-6.5 (the host). I also want to install the remote desktop feature, so that each user connecting to the win ...
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Windows server 2012R2 Essentials - Remote desktop concurrent connections

Does Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials allow two concurrent remote desktop connections? As far as I understood, Standard version allows two connections, but I did not find precise informations about ...
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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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Manage 2012 R2 RDSH Pool Sessions without Connection Broker

I'm trying to manage user sessions across 10+ 2012 R2 RDSH Hosts inside a vWorkspace 8.6.1 Farm without a 2012 R2 Connection Broker Role. I am concerned that adding the Connection Broker, creating ...
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How to take control of remote desktop session

I have two servers RDS and I want to take control of RDS's sessions with mstsc /shadow. So, I created a GPO like this : But, remote control doesn't work. How to solve this issue ?
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Blocking Mobile RD Client from Connecting to RDS - Or Selectively Choosing Apps to Deliver

We have RDS setup in a way that: A) 2FA must be used to sign into RDWeb B) A user, as non-admin, cannot add a feed to Windows C) Via GPO, we deny the local-login ability to the terminal servers In ...
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How can I view active remote connections (RDP) to a Windows server?

How can I view, who is currently connected to a server (Windows 2012) with a remote desktop client? I am myself connected to this server via RDP. This question offers a solution to get IP addresses ...
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Failed to create KVP sessions string. Error Code 0x8007007A

I got a lot of "Failed to create KVP sessions string. Error Code 0x8007007A" errors on my RDS (Session collection) on Windows Server 2012 R2. I think this problem is related with roaming user ...
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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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Program displays correctly only when tested from Compatability Wizard

The environment: Windows 2012R2 RDS in a VMWare ESXi environment The problem: We have a program that is not displaying correctly when launched. The toolbar is not being displayed and window ...
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RemoteApp causes issue with combobox popup

I have written an application that is installed on Remote Desktop Session host server (Windows 2012 R2) that is published as a RemoteApp in my organisation. This application allows users at certain ...
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AX 2009 Document Management File Handlers

Background Dynamics AX 2009 allows you to attach files to various records, e.g. associating a word document with a customer record. The file types you can choose are defined under Basic > Setup > ...
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Remote Desktop: What is the difference between “Run these programs at logon” and “Start the following program on connection”?

My organization is running a Terminal Server Farm in order to provide a specific application to the users. The setup consists of a AD domain controller plus two Terminal Servers running the Remote ...
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How does a running application behave when a remote desktop session “ends”? [closed]

I'd like to know how an application running in the user session is affected by the user's RDP session being disconnected, aborted, shutdown, or whatever actions could be invoked on a RDP session. ...
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Windows Embedded thin client vs fat Windows client updates

I'm currently investigating options regarding thin clients following a move to a system based on Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. Currently users are using their existing desktops as RDP clients, ...
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Remote Desktop Server does not update group policies

I have a domain with 4 Remote Desktop Servers running Win2k8 R2. If i change the GPO on my domain controller for the Remote Desktop Servers i am having some issues. After running: gpupdate /force ...
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Visual Studio's Just-In-Time Debugger window appears in randomly chosen RDP Session

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server with Remote Desktop Services installed and multiple users logged on, the Visual Studio Just-In-Time Debugger window may appear on any RDP session, not necessarily ...
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How to make Remote Desktop Services Deployment visible in Windows 2012R2 server manager when logging with a different user?

We have an high availability setup for Remote Desktop Services (Windows 2012R2 datacenter edition) all servers are member of "Domain A": 2 Domain controllers : DCA01, DCA02 1 Gateway ...
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Activate a Remote Desktop License Server without GUI

Trying to automate Windows Server 2012 R2 installation of services and configuration. I was able to install the RDS License Server Windows Feature via Powershell Add-WindowsFeature RDS-Licensing, ...
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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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Editing the Session Collection disk size in Server 2012 R2

I created a Remote Desktop Services Session Collection a few weeks ago using Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. I am now realizing I overdid the Maximum Size in the user profile disks section, and ...
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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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Server 2012 and RDP Properties

I am looking to change RDP-Tcp-Properties security layer to: 'RDP security layer' in Windows Server 2012. Looked up: Windows 2012 R2 - RDP properties? However this server has no RD features/roles ...
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Running Bloomberg Anywhere Terminal on Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services Environment

Hello Internet Brain Trust! We have a Windows 2012 R2 box running RDS and would like to run the Bloomberg Desktop Terminal. We know of others running this configuration with one difference: -> We ...
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Force user to change AD password at logon before Explorer loads?

Background: In our environment, users log onto a Windows 7 PC and then launch a full-screen Citrix XenApp (same as Microsoft RDSH) desktop. Citrix Reciever with single-sign on is used to launch the ...
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can't add RDSH to existing collections: Unable to retrieve the session collection properties

For the last couple of days we are unable to add a session host to our collection, we tried with server manager and powershell, we added domains to the collection group, we moved the server to a OU ...
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Impossible to remove remote desktop license server

The server that was the license server for my remote desktop server was decommissioned, so I want to remove it from the configuration. If I go in Server Manager > Remote Desktop Services > ...
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USB Barcode scanners Redirect order RDP on windows 2008r2

I'm trying to get barcode scanners (usb, Motorola LS3578 is my test model) so re-direct over RDP, but i cant seem to get very far. The scanner works ok locally on the client, if i plug it into the ...
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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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RDC Issue To Server 2008 R2

I have a unique server setup and before you say anything, yes I know RDC isn't the best way to remote to a server but these are the constraints I have to deal with. Anyway I have a network of 4 ...
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Remote Desktop Farm Deployment ports

I'm in an environment where the firewall is very strict (as in every port is closed unless requested to be opened). When deploying my 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Farm through PowerShell I'm getting to ...
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What factor enables the Remote Desktop dialogue to be displayed in System Properties?

Win 7/8 I can't establish an RDC connection into certain PC's on my physical local network. I checked all the typical issues present in about 40-50 Super User, Stack Overflow, Server fault and ...
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Remote desktop Gateway on SBS 2011 service will not stay running

Our SBS 2011 server has been up several years now, and working properly with RWW, OWA, and Remote Desktop Gateway. We use the Internal Website (SharePoint) for a few company information Documents, and ...
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Can't access remote desktop services - server pool contains RD Connection Broker servers that are both clustered and not clustered

We've had a random error crop up that's preventing us from publishing remote apps. Every time we go to manage Remote Desktop Services in Server Manager, we're greeted with the above error. We only ...
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Installing Remote Desktop Connection Broker on Server 2012 R2 - Windows Internal Database Logon Error

Getting issues installing the Remote Desktop Broker feature on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have tried to install via Server Manager, Powershell's New-SessionDeployment and Add-WindowsFeature, all get ...