"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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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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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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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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Remote Control with Remote Desktop Services Manager - error Access is denied (Windows Server 2012 R2)

We have 2 Remote Desktop Servers (Terminal Servers) with Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS 2008 R2) and Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS 2012 R2). I'm using Remote Desktop Services Manager (RDSM) installed on WS ...
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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 Easy Print not printing on HP GDI printers

I've encountered issues with Remote Desktop Easy Print users trying to print to their GDI / host-based printers from Remote Desktop sessions. The printer objects get redirected into the RD session and ...
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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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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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Connecting to Remote Desktop using proxy and Remote Desktop Gateway?

I have setup a Remote Desktop Gateway server using Windows Server 2012 R2. I am using the Remote Desktop Gateway as an intermediary between to provide the remote desktop session over 443 since 3389 is ...
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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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How can I work around problems with certificate configuration in Remote Desktop Services?

I am setting up a Remote Desktop Services farm, and am having trouble configuring certificates for it to use. A demonstration of the problem I'm seeing can be found in Step #4. At this point I am ...
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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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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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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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Using tsconfig/tsadmin in Windows Server 2012 locally

I got used to tsconfig.msc and tsadmin.msc (aka Terminal Services Configuration / Terminal Services Administration MMC snapins) from the previous Windows versions and thus profoundly hate the ...
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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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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 ...
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Remote Web Access Resources

I have a client who has been using the Remote Web Access in SBS 2011. They had access to each of their domain PC's that were on the same network after logging into the RD Gateway. I'm trying to ...
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Windows 2012 R2 RDS - can't change Connection Broker DNS round robin name via Powershell

I'm running into an issue when setting up a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Farm. I mistakenly set up my High Availability Connection Broker's DNS round robin name to something that didn't match my cert. I ...
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Cannot enable RDP8 on Windows Server 2008R2

I have a Windows 2008R2 server running as a guest in Hyper-V configured as a Remote Desktop Server. I have several people who use the server both while they are in the office and also while out of the ...
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Remote Desktop Services stopped working after domain change

I had Remote Desktop Services (RD Session Host deployment) functioning properly on the Windows Server 2012 R2. The server had to be moved to another domain. That went well but now Remote Desktop ...
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Getting “Local Security Authority cannot be contacted” error message when logonHours restricted

I'm trying to define logonHours for Remote Desktop users on Windows Server 2012; Network Level Authentication is required for remote connections. When an account with restricted logonHours (defined in ...
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Changing the order Apps on Remote Desktop Services 2012 R2

I would like to know if it is at all possible to change the order of icons on the RDS landing page. I've looked around in powershell options (Set/Get-RDRemoteApp) but none seems to have any parameter ...
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RDS, RDWeb, and RemoteApp: How to use public certificate for launching apps on session host?

Question: How do i tell RDWeb to launch apps from remote.domain.com rather then host.internaldomain.local? Environment: Existing org with AD forest. New single Server 2012 running all Remote Desktop ...
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RDWeb TS connection broken for some users post RemoteApp certificate change

We recently reissued our GoDaddy wildcard cert with the SHA256 signing algorithm (FYI they still revoke the old cert in 72 hours even if you don't re-key it, so you should re-key anyway). We use this ...
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How is the “change password at next logon” requirement supposed to work with RDP using Network Level Authentication?

We have a Windows server (2008 R2) with the "Remote Desktop Services" feature installed and no Active Directory domain. Remote desktop is set up to "Allow connections only from computers running ...
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Logoff Script on Remote Desktop Services

I have a Remote Desktop services running on Server 2012 R2. My timeout settings have been set to end a session 60 minute after disconnection. This is good for all the users except one: That user's ...
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Configure timeout for remote desktop connections

We are using a Remote Desktop Gateway Server, so we can channel all RDP traffic from our internal LAN through a central server without the need to have firewall openings for all our servers in the DC. ...
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An internal error has ocurred - MSTSC Crashes

In brief: I cannot Remote desktop a particular server - say "X" from "A" server, but with MSTSC /ADMIN switch I was able to RD "X" server. But the same "X" server can be RD'd from "B" server even ...
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Server address requested and the certificate subject do no match

I'm trying to setup Remote Desktop Gateway (Terminal Service Gateway) on virtual Windows Server 2012 R2. But when connect over internet (from Win7 RDP client) getting an error: Your computer can't ...
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PsExec :: Access Denied

I am working on PsExec but i get error as "Access Denied " Firewall is disabled on both machine. Ports are also open at both machine. C:\PSTOOLS>PsExec \\192.168.1.232 -u Administrator ...
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Members of “Remote Desktop Users” group cannot login

I have a domain controller and a member server running W2K8 R2 server. TS licensing is on the DC, TServices is on the member server. Unless I make a user a domain admin, they cannot login: they get ...
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Link server 2012 account picture with active directory

We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 remote desktop deployment, with a session collection consisting of 6 session hosts. We also use Office365 and DirSync to enable single sign on with ADFS running also. ...
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Connect a Windows Mobile 5.0 RF to Windows Server 2012 R2

I am having a situation here, where i want to connect an RF that runs Windows Mobile 5.0 to a Windows Server 2012 R2 server that is located on Azure. It is reasonable for the two OS's to have ...
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When an Active Directory User Logs in to Local Windows 2012 Server Launch a Virtual Machine; Possible?

I won't get into the reasons why this needs to happen, however, is this possible. I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 box that needs to be used as a daily driver for a few of a clients employees. Ideal ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services, Foxit Reader as default

I have a Server 2012 RDS server I'm setting up. I have installed Foxit Reader. I then went to the registry and set the value of HKLM\Software\Classes\ .pdf to FoxitReader.Document. I also set up a ...
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Unsolicited Remote Assistance on domain

I manage a domain using win 2k8 r2 and 100 PC on Windows7. I have configured the Unsolicited Remote Assistance proceeding with all the requirements posted here ...
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Stop users logging into Terminal Server via internet

Currently we have a SBS Server, and a Terminal Server (both 2008R2) where users locally and remotely login to the Terminal Server, and work. We need to restrict the ability to login remotely to only ...
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WS-Fed with RDWeb Form Authentication

I have configured RDWeb to authenticate using WSFed. I have a WSFed IdP which sends the WSFed response to RDWeb server. The problem I'm facing is RdWeb is able to authenticate the user but after ...
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Remote Desktop Services - Licensing issue

I am currently going through the process of setting up remote desktop services on one of our Windows 2012 hosts. I have just activated the box as the remote desktop licensing server. For the time ...
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Applying user settings on a Windows Server 2008r2 server slow from external computers

I have 2 almost indentical environments consisting of a Windows 2008r2 server host running hyper-v and on each host I have 2 Windows Server 2008r2 guests. One of them acts as Domain Controller and 1 ...