"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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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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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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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 not get RD Session Host server to accept my credentials for a Licensing server in a workgroup setup

Updated: I changed the setup to make it closer to the live environment, I am no longer using IP addresses to connect to each other. I also have clarified the question more, if it needs more ...
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Web cam on RDS 2012 r2 clients?

My RDS clients (Win 8.1) needs to use Web Cam (in Lync) on their Win2012R2 RDS (Session Host). How do I set this up? I've found several of articles online, but they are all for Win2008R2. Is it ...
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Denying\Allowing Remote Desktop Users in Windows 2008 Server r2

i'm managing a W2008 Server box. As for maintenance i need for some hours to deny access to all users in the Remote Desktop Users and Allow Administrators only. I've tried in gpedit.msc under user ...
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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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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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Remote Desktop Services login history

Is it possible to generate a report of past user logins to a Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services server? The closest Event Viewer logs I can find are under Application and Services Logs --> ...
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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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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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Windows Search in Outlook 2013 on Remote Desktop Service Windows Server 2012R2

I have a single server that runs Windows 2012 R2 (installed on a HP Proliant ML350 g8 with 16Gb or ram). The server owns : Active Directory and RDS desktops. I know that's not the best pratice but for ...
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Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012 in Remote Administration mode?

So the release of Windows Server 2012 has removed a lot of the old Remote Desktop related configuration utilities. In particular, there is no more Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration utility ...
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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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Does a domain computer trust certs from domain CA

I have investigated this but have been unable to find a definitive answer to my question. I have never used certificate services in active directory before so am unsure of its possible ...
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unable to logon to terminal session with any user other than users in administrators group

I have machine with windows server 2008 r2 when i try to log on using account other that is not in administrators group i am uable to logon and get the follwoing error "Your account is configured to ...
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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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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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Remote Desktop Server always showing login screen

Usually if you connect to a Remote Desktop Session Host running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 you will be prompted for your credentials and if they are valid you will be logged in to your session ...
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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 ...
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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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Printer Redirection RDS Gateway

I have a 2012 R2 RDS environment with a Farm containing two RDS servers, RDS Broker and RDS Gateway. Previously, I had printer redirection disabled, but I'm bringing on some users that need this ...
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How to check Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS grace period remaining days

How do I check for remaining days of Remote Desktop Services grace period if the server is also a Domain Controller (so I cannot logon as local admin)?
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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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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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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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Why in Windows 2008R2 hkey_users sub keys does not match user profiles count?

I'm trying to set default proxy setting for all users (including remote desktop users) via the registry ( under HKEY_USERS\<USER_SID>\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet ...
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RDS 2012 - Starting RemoteApp from RDWeb Prompts for credentials

I have the following Windows 2012 R2 RemoteApp Setup Server1 - Role (Web Access, connection broker, RD Host) 192.168.100.1 Server2 - Role (connection broker, RD Host) 192.168.100.2 DNS Entries ...
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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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RDS 2012R2 - Seperate Application Farm

We currently have a RDS 2012R2 Farm which consists of 1 Gateway, 2 Brokers in HA, and 3 Session Hosts. The company is expanding to move more and more users to RDS infrastructure. We have put in ...
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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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How to set the network interface for RDP in Windows Server 2012?

I have a server with multiple network interfaces, and I need RDP to only listen for connections on one of them; the server is not a Remote Desktop server, RDP is only used for remote administration. ...
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Windows Server 2012 Terminal Services

I have a AD Server (DC) and a Member Server set up on one computer as a test lab. I have an administrator account and an account called KDM. I have KDM as member of Remote Desktop Users and each ...
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remote desktop gateway licensing mode for administrator only usage [duplicate]

I have setup a remote desktop gateway but only intend to use it for administrative access to servers. Correct me if I am wrong but as long as I am only using the RD Gateway for administrative ...
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Looking for suggestions with a program that doesn't allow multiple sessions

We are running a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine with Remote Desktop Services. The idea is that everybody can log in and run company software that requires extensive configuration, that way we only ...
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Printing over remote desktop

I have a server running 2012 r2 and a customer who is working on the server remotely who uses a Konica Minolta bizhub C353 printer. The printer appears to be redirected OK, it is visible on the ...
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Can a Windows XP client connect to a RemoteApp hosted on Server 2008 R2?

Can a Windows XP client (running SP3 if that matters) connect to a RemoteApp hosted on a Server 2008 R2 RDSH server? I've searched the Internet for an answer but keep finding information explaining ...
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WS2012R2 RemoteApp Server refuses to remember password

I have a problem that's puzzling me and I can't quite put my finger on it. We have two VMs, running Windows Server 2012 R2, both configured with Remote Desktop Services and running the RemoteApp ...
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Multiple Remote Desktop Sessions on Client Workstation

I have a Windows Server 2008 setup with a domain and 5 workstations connected to it. I can have up to 10 people using remote desktop on the server at the same time. However, I cannot get more than ...
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ADFS server is also Remote Desktop server - constant prompts HTTP 401 error

Our Remote Desktop server (2008 R2) is also hosting the IIS ADFS site. ADFS works beautifully for internal and external clients. Except, if I try to connect with a service that uses ADFS from the ...
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Windows Events for Remote Desktop logon failure

According to ref the logon types 10 and 3 in windows events are represnting Logon Type 10 = RemoteInteractive Logon & Logon Type 3 = Network Logon But when i tried to connect a Windows machine ...
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How to give permissions to user (not admin) to access task manager WS 2012 R2?

I have a terminal server with ws 2012 R2. In it I have installed domain server and remote desktop services. I have administrator account, and other account without administrator rights called ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Force Terminaluser to logoff

We provide several Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and one of the connected user can't start any RDS anymore. How can I force logoff of that user? What I already tried: I tried logging in as domain ...
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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 ...