"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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Remote Desktop Licensing, RemoteAPP [duplicate]

I am going to use RemoteAPP to publish a few administration tools but I ran into a problem with Remote Desktop Licensing which made me confused. Currently I am stuck at a windows saying that it want ...
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RDS 2012 R2 and Remote Desktop Collection: Change “Remote Computer” value

Somewhere along the line, I went down the rabbit hole trying to avoid a SAN certificate and get away with a single certificate that would cover the RDWeb/Gateway/host of the single-server deployment ...
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Windows 2008 Cert Authority only issuing certificates for 10 days

I am trying to get a certificate for my Remote Desktop server on my AD. When I submit the request through the Certificate Authority snap in it generates a certificate that is only valid for a few days ...
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Remote Web desktop requires Admin rights for initial launch

A client of ours has begun a rollout of a system that requires the use of Remote Desktop Web Access for their NOC. Each site is configured for RDWA and has a unique URI. When accessing the web ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS “We can't verify who created this file” on mapped drive (but not local)

When I attempt to launch an application on a mapped drive (mapped to a location on the server) when logged in through remote desktop services to Windows Server 2012 R2, I get the following warning ...
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Unable to install RD Connection Broker role service on server

I'm currently having a lot of difficulty trying to setup a new RDS 2012 R2 Session Deployment. New-SessionDeployment -ConnectionBroker servername -SessionHost servername -WebAccessServer ...
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Unable to install Remote Desktop connection broker role service [closed]

I'm trying to do some testing of Remote Desktop Services and I have installed a fresh version of Windows Server 2012 R2 on a brand new computer. I have added this server onto my domain and logged in ...
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Windows Indexing filling up with hidden files

How can I see or control why Windows Indexing is filling up this drive? See this report from Tree Size (as Administrator): Only about 200 GB is reported, but Windws says 254 GB used. Now when I ...
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How do I enable Remote Desktop Connection on a domain controller?

So I've come to the conclusion that something by default must prevent RDC from operating on a 2012 R2 DC. This particular post (link) suggests RDC on a DC is a bad idea and the I understand the ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2 Remote Desktop Services role

I've installed the Remote Desktop Services role on a 2008 r2 server, but I want to remove it. Basically it was done in anticipation of our company getting the licenses, but they've decided not to now. ...
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Remote Web Access UPN logon format

By default, logging into Remote Web Access running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server using the down-level logon format (DOMAIN\username) works fine but using the user principal name (AKA ...
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Audit what version of Remote Desktop users are using

we're trying to find out if there's any specific way to audit what version of remote desktop users are connecting with to a terminal server. You can find the version number manually by right clicking ...
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Connection issues to RDS via RD Gateway

We have access to one of our applications via RemoteApp through a RD Gateway. It works from most machines, even Macs. We have one client who is attempting to connect, and is getting the following ...
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Win Terminal Server/RDS - dynamic printer mapping after session reconnect

I am trying to figure out this Problem: When a user disconnects his/her RDS (on Windows Server 2012 R2) session in Office 1 and reconnects in Office 2, then still all the Printers relevant to Office 1 ...
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RDP over SSL to RDP gateway and disabling UDP

I want to connect to an Azure VM (Windows 2012 R2) over SSL which AFAIK is possible with the RDP gateway service. However, this is normally used to connect to other local network machines instead of ...
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Do not allow passwords to be saved with RD Gateway in Remote Desktop Client

I'm trying to disable the Remember my credentials in the Remote Desktop Client via a Local Group Policy or registry. But the DisablePasswordSaving setting does not have an effect when a RD Gateway is ...
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Can you change the RemoteApp location of a published app?

We would like to be able to roll out new versions of an application in RemoteApp without having to kick off users. One idea was to publish the new version of the application in a different directory, ...
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Is there any way to “save” a disconnected RDP sesion's state in a manner analogous to ACPI hibernate for a regular PC?

Related to: How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)? If there are some disconnected user sessions on a Windows Server 2008R2 or Windows Server ...
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How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?

Note: I've read How Often Do Windows Servers Need to be Restarted? but this question pertains to our Remote Desktop server specifically. We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server - a VMware ESX VM - ...
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Server 2008 Setup Remote Desktop Services [duplicate]

I have a 2008 server that I can access via remote desktop as I am the domain admin at my work environment. We are installing some software that will require a handful of users to login and use the ...
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Remote Desktop Gateway 2012 R2 Clients receives an Authentication Error (Code: 0x607)

Looking for a consistent solution... My Remote Desktop Gateway 2012 R2 Clients randomly receive an Authentication Error (Code: 0x607) Always able to make it to the gateway. Process fails connecting ...
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Get RD user client hostname in Server 2012 R2 RD deployment [duplicate]

There is currently nowhere in the server manager GUI that I can see, that shows me the hostname of the machine a user is using to log onto our remote desktop deployment. I have had a quick look ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services how to see collections in list that expands off bottom of screen?

In Server Manager > Remote Desktop Services I have a large list of collections. The list is already so long that it goes off the bottom of the screen and unfortunately it is only going to keep ...
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RD published apps not connecting to remote instance

I have configured RD components in one single server (for my poc) and I have done configuring 2 machines as session host. I have created a collection and in that RDP for a machine is published. When ...
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Error adding RDSH to existing collections: Unable to retrieve the session collection properties

I've randomly experienced a problem on our production server. I can no longer add RDSH servers to existing collections but I can create a new collection. The error message from add-rdsessionhost: ...
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Remote Access to Windows Server 2003 while in Safe Mode [closed]

I have a Windows 2003 server. This server has experienced errors necessitating a restore procedure carried out in Safe Mode. However, the server is located in a remote location. How can I ensure that ...
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Cannot connect via Remote Desktop Connection to Server 2003 R2 machine after installing RD Gateway on Server 2008 R2 RDS machine

I installed RD Gateway on my RDS server (2008 R2), which installed Network Policy Server as well. After installing, I could no longer connect via Remote Desktop from any machine to one server running ...
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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 ...
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Cannot enable more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connection

Windows Server 2012 is unable to allow more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections: Instead of editing the group policy : "Limit Number of connections to 999999" Disabling "Restrict Remote ...
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Connect to a remote pc not working

I have created an RDS Server and I think I have configured everything including certificates (self signed for testing). As I need to test this before handover, I have started testing and I could find ...
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Cannot configure RD Gateway to RDP through web access

I have a windows server 2012 base ec2-instance. This is joined to a domain. Have installed RDS service, and configured to make it a RD Gateway server. I can nicely access through web also. But I ...
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Cannot configure RD Gateway

I have a windows server 2012 base ec2-instance. This is joined to a domain. Have installed RDS service, but I need to make it a RD Gateway server. I was trying to configure session based desktop ...
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Terminal Session Targeting by IP Range broken

We have a group policy preference to connect terminal server users to the printers at their site with Terminal Session Targeting for an IP address range. It works well for users that use the IGEL thin ...
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WINSRV | Unable to remove Remote Desktop Service Web Access (0x800f0922)

I have a big problem, because I can't uninstall the Remote Desktop Service Web Access role. I am always getting error code 0x800f0922. When I want to uninstall it with IIS, my server restarts and says ...
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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 ...
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Remote Desktop Server farm stops working

A previously nicely functioning Remote Desktop Server Farm ahs stopped working two days ago. The setup is as follows: DNS resolves "myfarm.mydomain.local" to the IPs of all the farm member servers ...
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Blank sent to default printer on RDP Win2008R2 with mapped printing

I’ve got an issue with a terminal server running Win2008R2 Enterprise SP1. My users have remote print mapping enabled (as it is imperative for their day-to-day duties). When they log in, RDP will ...
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Sudden login failure on RDS server on Windows 2012

So, my knowledge on Remote desktop services is not so good, but I managed to get it up and running last year, it's been working just fine for eight months. Now today no Remote desktop users can login. ...
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Make RemoteApp use console session

Is there a way to make RemoteApp on Windows Server 2012 R2 use the user's existing console session instead of spawning a new session? If I access an app remotely and come back to my PC, I was to be ...
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Win 2008R2 Enterprise Server with RDS, licensing error while connecting via RDS

We have 2K8 R2 RDS server setup in our environment and i am facing a weird issue whenever connecting to another RDS2 server through my RDS1. The error says "The remote computer disconnected because of ...
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Windows server 2012R2 RDS installed on Domain Controller will not uninstall

Knowing I had 90 days to figure out the licensing, I installed RDS. Seems I didn't need to as Administrators can log in anyway. Now it seems we don't want to buy any more licenses so I figured I would ...
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How can you use a RemoteFx GPU in a Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine?

The title says it all - I have a Hyper-V host with GPU installed and RemoteFx enabled. RemoteFx works fine in any Windows client OS, but I am trying to accelerate an application which will sit on a ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - does the RDS licensing mode revert back to default after a license's grace period ends?

In my Remote Desktop licensing manager, I see that I have two licenses installed: Windows Server 2000 Server - Default provided TS CAL per device Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 - Temporary TS or RDS ...
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Choppy YouTube video and sound playback

I have issues with YouTube videos on Windows Server 2012 R2 via RDP, connected via a 2012 R2 RD GW server and UDP is enabled. The videos play very choppy, no matter what quality I choose or browser ...
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RDS RemoteApps won't run from correct server

I have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Farm with a Gateway and Web Access installed on the same server. I have ports 80, 443, and 3389 forwarded so external users can get to this server. We can sign in 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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Can my DC be used as a remote desktop licencing server?

I was just wondering if my DC be used as a remote desktop licencing server? I am running Windows Server 2012. I am aware that I can't install remote desktop services on here, I was just wondering if ...
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How to migrate and upgrade Windows Server RDS CALs from 2008 to 2012 [duplicate]

I currently have a Server 2008 R2 RDS licensing server in production that I'd like to replace with Server 2012 R2. We don't have Software Assurance. Should we migrate the existing 2008 licenses to ...
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How to programmatically logout idle users on Windows Server 2012 R2?

I've searched a lot but couldn't find a direct solution. Can anyone tell me how to logoff idle users from a remote desktop connection to a Windows Server 2012 server after a period of time? These are ...
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Install Applications on Windows RDP Servers with Puppet

The scenario is installing Windows applications with Puppet on a Windows RDP server. I have Puppet install the applications without problem, but per the best practice, you're supposed to be in install ...